Graduate student wins cold-formed steel design contest

Monday, February 8, 2016

Taylor Porter, a Waterloo civil engineering master's candidate, won second place in the 2015 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design.

Competition participants were required to design a cold-formed steel clip angle for maximum nominal shear strength per unit weight with high fabrication feasibility. This is a design challenge they could see in the workplace.

There were 34 entries from universities in Canada, the United States, China, Iran, India, and Mexico. The undergraduate and graduate studies participants were not allowed to have experience in working with cold-formed steel. Along with prize money, the top three designs will be showcased at various conferences throughout the year.