A concrete bowling ball created by a team of BCIT Civil Engineering students is tested for strength.
“The aim of this competition is to use fibers as reinforcement in concrete to produce bowling balls that meet some very stringent requirements for size and weight,” explains Civil Engineering instructor and program coordinator Rishi Gupta, faculty advisor for the two teams.
“At the competition, the bowling balls are then tested for their rolling and strength capabilities,” he adds.
Both teams did well, placing second and fourth in the prediction category of the competition. More than 20 teams from four countries took part.