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Concrete Toboggan

Concrete Toboggan Team

What is the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race?

  • Originated by the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) and the Alberta Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
  • Annual engineering competition hosted in Canada each January passionately named the "Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race" (GNCTR).
  • Design and fabricate a five-person capacity metal frame cage toboggan with brakes, a steering mechanism and running ski surfaces entirely made of concrete.
  • Events are huge successes with as many as 26 universities from all over Canada participating.
  • Lawrence Tech is the only team from the United States competing with the Canadians.

Benefits of GNCTR

  • Interact and network with Canadian students working on their concrete toboggan design.
  • Travel to Canada alternating each year from west Canada and east Canada to as far as British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.
  • Develop leadership skills by gaining knowledge and experience in civil engineering in a creative and unique way.
  • An opportunity to create a toboggan and race it down a snowy hill at a ski resort in Canada!
  • Memories that you will never forget while establishing friendships that will last a lifetime.
  • Speak with Canadian professionals about your work and studies.
  • Network with Canadian and United States sponsors and employers.


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