Five (5) Civil Engineering students of the College of Environmental Design and Engineering bagged the 1st Runner Up position in the recently concluded Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Region III sponsored Regional Bridge Building Competition held last October 6, 2013 at San Fernando Elementary School in Pampanga.
This Bridge Building Competition was the regional elimination to determine who will represent Region III from among the schools offering Civil Engineering Program in the Region in the National Bridge Building Competition to be held during the PICE National Convention in November 2013. The winner was determined using a single criterion which is the “highest proportion of load the bridge could carry as against its weight”. The bridge must be constructed right during the competition using 100 pieces of barbeque sticks and a ball of crochet string on a time limit. The BU students composed of Mr. Michael Bryan Fulgar, Mr. Rivo Castro, Mr. Gerald Merck Galang, Mr. Robert Anthony Lansangan and Mr. John Mark Badillo, all 5th year CE students emerged as 1st Runner Up behind Tarlac State University out of the 12 teams who participated. They were awarded a prize of P 2,000 and Certificates of Winning. Engr. Lourdes B. Hipolito was the team’s trainor and adviser.