Email: drexelcct@gmail.com

General Information: Concrete Canoe is an annual competition hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). There are four judged components to the competition: Design Paper, Oral Presentation, Product Display and Canoe Races. The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition will be held from April 7th to 8th at University of Delaware. The competition winner will then move on to the National Concrete Canoe Competition at San Diego State University from June 23rd to 25th.

Here at Drexel, the year starts with the design and testing of several concrete mixes. We batch and mix small test batches and once cured, cylinders are weighed and tested for compression. Next, the canoe forms are constructed and prepped for pour. This includes assembling a large wooden form around a hardened mold of the canoe broken into sections. Once the mix is finalized, the canoe can be poured and will be about 20 feet in length and weigh 250 to 350 pounds. In addition to making the canoe, an overall theme is created and a full display is built/decorated. Competition weekend includes displaying the canoe, giving a short presentation, and racing the canoe against the other schools within the region. Race day includes 2-male, 2-female, and a four-person co-ed race.

Even though concrete canoe falls under the ASCE, you do not need to be a civil engineer major to join. We are open to any discipline of engineering as well as any other major. This club is student led and student run, and offers valuable experience outside of the classroom.

Labs: Our lab is located at 3608 Powelton. Typically, we hold labs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 PM; however, labs can meet on other days of the week depending on student availability.

Email drexelcct@gmail.com with any questions!

Managers: 

Project
Andrew Bock
Marc Sbeglia
Construction
Josh Loser
Mix/Paddling
Alex Salerno
Advisor
Dr. Joseph Martin

 

Thanks to our sponsor for their generous donation:

Concrete Canoe Team History: 

2017 Gladiator Regional Placement: 4th
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2016 L’Arcadia Regional Placement: 3rd
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2015 Close Out Regional Placement: 2nd
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2014 Drage Regional Placement: 1st

National Placement: 10th

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2013 Urban Legend Regional Placement: 2nd
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2012 Imperial Regional Placement: 2nd
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2011 Titanic Regional Placement: 3rd
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2010 Canoodle Team did not compete
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2009 Phanatic Regional Placement: 2nd
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2008 Atlas Regional Placement: 1st

National Placement: 12th

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2007 Atlas Team did not compete
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2006 Concrete Charlie Regional placement: 1st

National placement: 10th

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2005 Goondocker (The Canoonies) Regional placement: 1st

National placement: 11th

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2004 Ghetto Fabulous Regional placement: 1st

National placement: 8th

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2003 Paddlin’ Fool Regional placement: 1st

National placement: 15th

Note: Regional and National competition were hosted by Drexel University.

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2002 Canoopa Loompa Regional placement: 1st

National placement: 13th

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2001 Obi-Wan Canoebi Regional placement: 1st

National placement: 7th

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2000 The Drexel Experiment Regional placement: 1st

National placement:13th

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