Claude Goguen

NPCA and its staff helped bring another successful Concrete Canoe to life, this time at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

The ASCE Concrete Canoe National Competition provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience while testing their skills with concrete mix designs and project management skills. Known as the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering,” the competition began in 1988 and combines engineering excellence, hydrodynamic design and racing technique.

NPCA Director of Outreach and Technical Education Claude Goguen served as the lead judge, and NPCA provided 10 $500 scholarships to teams to help offset construction costs. Joining Goguen in Platteville were Vice President of Operations and Governance Marti Harrell along with Education and Workforce Development Manager Andi Pierce.

The NPCA Foundation was an event sponsor, and the Foundation Board met during the weekend.

The top-five finishers at this year’s event were:

  1. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  2. Youngstown State
  3. Florida
  4. Laval (Canada)
  5. Western Kentucky

Cal Poly SLO entered as the event’s defending champion, earning the school’s seventh overall victory.

Visit the event’s website for full results.