2017 CNSBC Rules and Regulation.pdf


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Section 4 – ELIGIBILITY
Only one bridge per college or university may compete at the Canadian National Steel
Bridge Competition.
A team shall consist only of undergraduate and graduate students. All team members
are required to be student members of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
(CSCE) and will be asked to provide a proof of membership at the official registration
(e.g.: membership numbers).

Section 5 – SAFETY
Safety has the highest priority – risk of personal injury will not be tolerated. Subsections
9.2.6, 9.4, 10.2, 10.3, 11.1, 11.2, 11.4 and 11.5 of these rules identify hazardous
conditions and actions that will result in withdrawing a bridge from competition if not
corrected. Judges will document these safety violations by checking appropriate boxes
on the data entry forms. Judges also must comply with and enforce safety regulations
for load testing in subsection 11.2.
Judges are empowered to halt any activity that they deem to be hazardous. If a bridge
cannot compete safely, it must be withdrawn from competition. If the problem is not
anticipated by the subsections listed in the preceding paragraph, the judge should write
a brief description of the problem on the data form.
Students are requested to practise safe fabrication procedures and seek appropriate
instruction and supervision. The subsection 8.2 footnote warns of a welding hazard, and
precautions listed in subsection 11.2 guide safe load testing prior to competition.

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