RFI#018: Participant Eligibility

Question: Clause 5.6: Competing Teams must be comprised solely of students who are enrolled infull-time or part-time undergraduate studies at a single post-secondaryinstitution. Does this mean that Masters and PhD students are ineligible to compete at GNCTR?  Answer: Only undergraduate…

RFI#017: Welding Inspection

Question: 7.5.4.  Teams must be able to demonstrate the integrity of all connections, fasteners, and welds. This must be included in the Technical Report. 7.5.5.  All welds may be subject to inspection with the exception of those performed by a…

RFI#016: Braking Zone

Question: Clause 2.2 – Definition -> Braking Zone: The marked area beginning at the finish line of a Race Course and ending 15ft past the finish line. Clause 12.6.3.2 – Points may be awarded to any Team that completes at…

RFI#015: Systems of Measurement

Question: Is there a requirement for using Metric vs. Imperial? Or can we use whatever system we want? Answer: There is no requirement for systems of measurement. Teams should choose whatever works best for them and whatever best communicates their…

RFI#014: Technical Posters

Question: Section 6 – Competition Deliverables, Section 6.6 – Technical Posters Do we have to print out our posters for our Technical Display? Answer: Section 6 – Competition Deliverables specifies that Teams must submit digital copies of their Technical Posters in advance…

RFI#013: Clarification re: RFI#012

Question: Clause 7.2.2 (Revised): All concrete used in toboggan construction must be comprised of at least 30% cementing materials by mass. Cementing materials are any materials having cementing properties or contributing to the formation of silicate compounds. Examples include portland…

RFI#012: Cementing Materials

Question: Clause 7.2.2: All concrete used in toboggan construction must be comprised of cementitious materials containing a minimum of 30% Portland cement by mass. Does the 30% portland cement by mass includes the mass of fly ash, silica fume or…

RFI#011: Crate Dimensions

Question: Clause 3.5: All Teams are required to arrange for their Toboggans to be transported to the Technical Exhibition and Race Day venues. It is strongly recommended that Teams work with the official GNCTR 2020 logistics partner, Logistics Decisions. Locations of…

RFI#010: Race Hill Information

Question: Last year in the GNCTR 2019 rules we were given a graph of the exact dimensions of the hill and were able to use that for our calculations. Is there something similar for this years hill? If not could…

RFI#009: Gantt Chart

Question: Clause 6.4.2.10. Project management considerations such as budget, schedule, critical path, milestones, and schedule variances. Can our project management schedule incorporate the items listed, or should they be separate items? Can our schedule follow the format stipulated in last…