04 Jul 2018
UM students win first prize at Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition
澳大生奪亞太土木工程賽一等獎
UM students win a first prize at the Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition
澳大生奪亞洲土木工程賽一等獎

The UM team and their bridge model
澳大隊及其橋樑結構模型

A group photo at the opening ceremony
大賽開幕典禮大合照

Students Zhang Ailun, Zheng Huimin, and Kong Hou from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (UM), recently won a first prize in the Tenth Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition. The award is testament to the skills and knowledge of UM students in the field of civil engineering.

This year's competition required contestants to tackle the challenging issue of designing a curved bridge that can withstand both static loading and dynamic loading. Each team was required to design the structure of a bridge model, write a design proposal, produce a model, give a presentation, and test the model, all within two days. The competition attracted 15 teams from different universities, including Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Harbin Institute of Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Monash University, Shinshu University, Hanyang University, the National University of Singapore, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, and UM. The instructors of the UM team is Prof Er Guokang and Prof Lam Chi Chiu from the FST.

The biennial competition aims to provide a platform for civil engineering students from around the world to showcase their creativity and skills, and to exchange ideas with their peers from different backgrounds. The first competition was held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2000. UM was the host of the third competition in 2004 and the organiser of this year’s event.

澳門大學科技學院土木及環境工程系學生張艾倫、鄭慧敏及龔昊組隊參加“第十屆亞洲校際土木工程邀請賽",與來自亞洲及澳洲15支著名高校的隊伍同台較量,獲評審團一致好評,奪得一等獎佳績,顯示澳大學生在土木工程的實力再次獲國際認可。

今屆主題是“製作一條彎橋用以承受靜荷載及動荷載",製作模型的材料為竹條及竹片,各隊需在兩天內完成結構設計、撰寫設計及計算書、製作模型、演講介紹和模型測試。15支參賽隊伍來自亞洲及澳洲、於土木工程領域享負盛名的著名高校:北京清華大學、上海同濟大學、上海交通大學、哈爾濱工業大學、西南交通大學、西安建築及科技大學、香港大學、香港城市大學、香港科技大學、澳洲蒙納什大學、日本信州大學、韓國漢陽大學、新加坡國立大學、馬來西亞吉隆坡基建大學及澳大。

賽事設一等獎一個、二等獎兩個、三等獎三個。澳大隊的彎橋模型以奇妙設計、精美製作、輕盈造型、足夠強度和剛度,贏得了各隊和評委極大興趣,爭相拍照。經過激烈和緊張的比賽,澳大隊奪得了一等獎。澳大隊的指導老師為澳大科技學院副教授鄂國康、副教授林智超。哈爾濱工業大學及西南交通大學分別奪得二等獎。是次比賽讓澳大學生接觸、了解不同高校的師生,也讓來自亞洲、澳洲師生更進一步了解澳大。

“亞洲校際土木工程邀請賽"每兩年舉行一次,首屆在2000年由清華大學舉辦,澳大是第三屆(2004年)和今屆的主辦單位。大賽旨於讓來自不同高校、不同文化背景的學生互相交流、切磋技能、發揮創新和合作能力,並從中建立友誼、相互學習,加強各參賽高校的土木工程系的相互溝通和聯繫。