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Welcome to the world's largest and most comprehensive data base on concrete canoeing.



When you enter through our gateway, you'll find links to sponsors, participants, data bases, libraries, photo galleries, video promotions, tips, and feature articles.  
So whether you're building a concrete canoe just for fun, or aspiring to become a power player at the national level, this site is for you!

Created as a portal to student and professional organizations worldwide, this site caters to a diverse audience ranging from the avid canoeist to the most serious national contender.

About the U.S. Competition

According to ASCE, the objectives of the National Competition are as follows:

  • To provide civil engineering students an opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience and  leadership skills by working with concrete mix designs and project management.

  • To increase awareness of the value and benefits of ASCE membership among civil engineering students and faculty in order to foster lifelong membership and participation in the Society.

  • To build awareness of the versatility and durability of concrete as a construction material among civil engineering students, educators and practitioners, as well as the general public.

  • To build awareness of concrete technology and application among civil engineering students, educators and practitioners, as well as the general concrete industry.

  • To increase awareness among industry leaders, opinion makers and the general public of civil engineering as a dynamic and innovative profession essential to society.

  • To generate and increase awareness of ASCE’s and national sponsors’ commitment to civil engineering education among civil engineering students, educators and practitioners, as well as the general public.


About the CNCCC

The Committee for National Concrete Canoe Competitions ( CNCCC) is composed of volunteers associated with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  These individuals have the primary responsibility of reviewing and establishing the rules for each year's competition and assisting students by providing clarifications of the rules.  

At the Conference level, the Committee assists the hosts and judges by supplying information.  At the national level, they not only assist the judges and the host school but run the events on race day.


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

If your concrete canoe competition is not being covered or this page needs to be updated... please let us know and we'll be glad to do it.


2016 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition - 29th Offering
Tyler, Texas
June 9-11, 2016

Texas-Tyler Hosts Nationals

ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition

 The 2016 National Concrete Canoe Competition will be hosted by the University of Texas - Tyler. We'll be activating the following link soon.

ConcreteCanoe.org  - 2016 US National Coverage - ConcreteCanoe.org
(rules, national qualifiers, photos, top picks, race site, links, commentary, etc.)


2015 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition
Clemson, South Carolina
June 20-22, 2015

Florida Wins U.S. Title


Florida fielded "Foreverglades."

The Gators from the University of Florida won their first National title at Clemson thereby earning a seventh national victory for the Southeast. Cal Poly - SLO finished second followed by the University of California, Berkeley in third. ETS ended up fourth while the host school, Clemson, placed fifth.

ConcreteCanoe.org  - 2015 US National Coverage - ConcreteCanoe.org
(rules, national qualifiers, photos, top picks, race site, links, commentary, etc.)


2014 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
June 19-21, 2014

Nevada Reno's "Wolf Pack" Victorious in Hunt


Nevada Reno's "Wolf Pack" won their second national title in Johnstown with "Alluvium" (see more here).

The University of Nevada, Reno won the 2014 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. Cal Poly SLO finished second followed by Universite Laval in third. Utah State finished fourth with Wisconsin - Madison in fifth. The University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown hosted the event.

Drexel won the design paper; Utah State won the final product; Cal Poly-SLO won the oral presentation; and, Nevada, Reno scored the most points in the water. In addition, Wisconsin-Madison won the Innovation Award; Kansas won the Spirit of the Competition Award; and, Florida won the R.J. Craig Award for placing first in the co-ed sprint race.

You can download the following 2014 NCCC Commemorative Poster (PDF), prepared by Brian Houston of UPJ, via the hyperlink to the photo below.

 

2014 Vital Statistics              For the Record.

Front Line - Follow Up

ConcreteCanoe.org  - 2014 US National Coverage - ConcreteCanoe.org
(rules, national qualifiers, photos, top picks, race site, links, commentary, etc.)

Comprehensive Concrete Canoe Coverage on Kaleidoscope


 Adrienne Tubo and Ashlee McMullen (Univ. of Pittsburgh Johnstown) say "Kaleidoscope floats our boat."

Kaleidoscope is a 30 minute weekly news magazine covering west-central Pennsylvania and beyond. 

Cam-Ron Video Productions recently featured the 2014 NCCC in an excellent 9+ minute segment which included interviews with Brian Houston (UPJ Faculty Advisor), John Frantz (UPJ Team Member), and Randy Over (2014 ASCE President).   


From left to right: Brian Houston, John Frantz, and Randy

Kaleidoscope Episode 19 - Concrete Canoe
(see 8:48 - 18:11)


2013 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
June 20-22, 2013

ETS Claims U.S. Title

Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) won the U.S. National Concrete Canoe Competition ((NCCC).  The University of Nevada, Reno finished second followed by the University of Florida in third.  The defending champion, Cal Poly - SLO finished fourth with Utah State University in fifth (spreadsheet). 


ETS claimed victory (above - photo courtesy of ACI) with "Savannah" (below).
 

ETS was one of my top five picks and I congratulate them on their victory.  I also selected Reno, Florida, and SLO for top five placement.  As predicted, Reno took the design paper and SLO won the final product.  ETS placed first in the oral presentation category while SLO won the races (some of which were not held due to inclement weather).  My hat goes off to Utah State who tied for most design points (57.5/75.0) with ETS and Florida.  I won't be underestimating you guys next time!.. jag

Front Line - Follow Up

Going into Urbana, ETS had an impressive average placement record of 7.43 and had finished top three in three of their last five U.S. appearances. This year's appearance in Urbana marked ETS's eighth U.S. national appearance.  They are the tenth school to win the U.S. title (details here) and their win raises the team's average placement record to 6.63.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will host the competition in 2014.

ConcreteCanoe.org  - 2013 US National Coverage - ConcreteCanoe.org
(rules, national qualifiers, photos, top picks, race site, links, commentary, etc.)


Disclaimer: This website has been built and is maintained by Team UAH, the University of Alabama in Huntsville's concrete canoe team. ConcreteCanoe.org is not an official or sanctioned website of the National Concrete Canoe Competition. Visitors are directed to the official website for the official rules, latest sanctioned information, and instructions for communicating with the organizing committee.


About ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Founded in 1852 with 12 members, the Society was created to disseminate information among engineers who were building the roads, canals, bridges and railroads of a young nation.

Today, ASCE has more than 140,000 members, including some 15,000 of whom are international members residing outside the United States in 167 countries. Individual professional engineers rather than companies or organizations hold membership. The members are organized geographically into ten regions, 88 sections, 154 branches and 296 student chapters and international student groups.

The objective of ASCE is to enhance the welfare of mankind through the advancement of the science and profession of engineering. In response to these goals, more than 6,200 members voluntarily serve nearly 600 different technical, administrative and coordinating committees. Another 300 participate on 36 other professional committees. Including the activities of sections, student chapters and international student groups, as well as the national and local committees, ASCE groups average 100 meetings throughout the country every day.

Educational activities extend to college campuses through 296 student organizations. These organizations sponsor meetings, educational outreach, conferences, student competitions, social events and other activities to help future engineers become better prepared for their careers. Numerous scholarships and awards are made available for deserving students of civil engineering.

A 17-member Board of Direction governs the Society. The Board, which includes ASCE officers and representatives elected by the membership, establishes all policy for the organization. A staff of 250 implements the policies; the vast majority of staff work at ASCE International Headquarters located in Reston, Virginia.

Further information about ASCE can be found here.