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Competition Schedule

2018 Competition

Prototype shelters should be designed and constructed prior to the competition. The competition will consist of the following phases:
1. Pre-Competition Phase: Teams prepare a report to include design specifications of their prototype and explanation of how it meets the design parameters. This should be submitted to the judges via the email noted on Competition Web site no later than March 30, 2018. Report should include at least the following:
                 (i) review of existing disaster shelter designs currently in use,
                 (ii) explanation of method of design of the proto-type,
                 (iii) validation that the proto-type meets design criteria (include a chart comparing required specifications to
                 achieved specifications),
                 (iv) discussion of how the shelter is culturally appropriate to the given scenario,
                 (v) suggested modifications or improvements to the proto-type,
                 (vi) photos or drawings of the proto-type, and
                 (vii) a draft Camp Plan.

2. On Site Phase:
   - Display shelters in compact, unconstructed form, along with required tools and instructions for assembly
   - 30-45 minute presentation to a panel of judges explaining how the shelter meets the design parameters.
   - Earthquake Test on Shake Table to test earthquake resistance
   - Heat Retention Test to evaluate ability to hold heat
   - Wind Test to test ability to withstand heavy wind/rain
   - Rain Test to test ability to withstand moderate rain downpour
   - Timed assembly of the shelter
   - Habitability test to assess comfort and function
   - Construct and test (wind/water) an Emergency Shelter from materials kit provided by SP at the competition site



Specific dates for various key events are as follows:

Thursday, April 19                      
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM                  Coordination meeting with judges and JBU Reps (BTC CM Conf Rm)

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM                  Competition check-in and delivery of structures to testing area (JBU CM High Bay)

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM                  All participant meeting to discuss procedures and schedule (BTC 209)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM                   Lunch (BTC 209)

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM                   Begin Earthquake and Heat Retention Testing (BTC CM High Bay)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM                     Team Presentations (BTC CM Conf Room)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                    Dinner with Judges (Simmons Great Hall-B)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM                    Continue Testing and Team Presentations

Friday, April 20
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM                    Earthquake and Heat Retention Testing (BTC CM High Bay)

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM                    Team Presentations (BTC CM Conf Room)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                     Break for Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM                      Timed set up by all teams (TBD)

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM                      Emergency Shelter Construction and testing from SP Kits (BPAC Lawn)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM                      All Participant Cook Out (TBD)

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM                     Individual Team Feedback by Judges (Various Rooms in BTC)

9 PM – 7 AM Sat.                         Shelters occupied by student judges for Habitability Assessment

Saturday, April 21

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM                    Rain and Wind/Water load assessment (TBD - InterTek Wind Machine)

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM                    Judges complete final evaluations and scoring of prototype shelters

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM                     Lunch, awards, closing remarks by SP and JBU (Simmons Great Hall)


Download schedule here.

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