RFI Log and Information

The Request for Information process will be used for clarifications and amendments to the Official Competition Rules. Details can be found in clauses 1.4 and 1.5 of the Official Competition Rules. Below are the responses from the 2020 Organizing Committee…

RFI#026: Technical Presentation Format

Question: Clause 9.3.5 – A projector and laptop will be provided in each presentation room for the use of the presenters. All presentations must be saved as PDFs and emailed to techex@gnctr2020.com by 11:59 PM EST on ​January 29th, 2020​.…

RFI#025: Number of Presenters

Question: How many presenters can we have in the technical presentations? Answer: There is no requirement for the number of presenters in the technical presentations. We recommend having at least one person present (see clause 9.3.6), and we ask that…

RFI#024: Spirit Presentation Floor Space

Question: What are the dimensions of the floor space given for the spirit presentations? Answer: There will be an area of approximately 15′ x 47′ available for the spirit presentations. As an aside, teams should note that presentations will be…

RFI#023: Word Count

Question: Clause 6.4.3 – The Technical Report must be clear and concise. The body of the Technical Report shall not exceed 8000 words. What constitutes the “body”? Are the executive summary and letter of submittal included? Answer: The body is everything…

RFI#022: 28 Days Compressive Testing

Question: Clause 6.5.6 – Test cylinders shall be cured in same condition as the Sliding Surface components for a period of 28 days. Teams pouring Sliding Surface components late that are unable to achieve a 28 day cure period must…

RFI#021: Concrete Repairs and Cylinders

Question: Clause 7.2.1: The Toboggan’s Sliding Surface must be comprised entirely of concrete. We need to make some repairs. Would using grout count as concrete? If we use grout, would we need to create compression cylinders? Answer: In the context…

RFI#019: Concrete Cylinder Compression Test

Question: Clause 6.5.7: The Organizing Committee, and/or designated representatives of them, will conduct compressive strength testing of the sample cylinders during the Competition in accordance with CSA A23.2-9C.Cylinders that are found to have a compressive strength less than 90% or…

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…