Concrete Toboggan

Concrete Toboggan Team

What is the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR)?

  • 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
  • Design and fabricate a five people capacity metal frame cage toboggan with brakes, with steering mechanism and with running ski surface made completely out 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 and experiences by gaining knowledge and experience in civil engineering in a creative and unique way
  • An opportunity to create your very own toboggan and racing it down a snowy hill on a ski resort in Canada
  • Memories that you will never forget 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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