Civil students bowl with concrete

A concrete bowling ball created by a team of BCIT Civil Engineering students is tested for strength.

Two teams of second- and third-year Civil Engineering students showed their stuff at the ACI (American Concrete Institute) student bowling ball competition in Chicago this month.

“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.

Congratulations, teams!

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