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CANstruction is a design/build competition organized to raise food that is then contributed to food banks.  In the year 2000, 45 cities participated in CANstruction.  Hampton Roads has participated since 1996 and the TCC Engineering Club has competed in this event since 1997.   The competition is sponsored by the Society of Design Administration, the American Institute of Architects, and the Joint engineering societies of Hampton Roads.

Engineering firms and groups compete in CANstruction to build structures according to the following basic rules:
- only prepackaged cans and food items may be used
- the structure must be self-supporting
- only cardboard or foamboard (for leveling), rubber bands, and tape may be used
- the cans/boxes cannot be harmed and their labels must remain intact and not be covered
- the structure must be built in a 10' x 10' x 10' area
- the teams will have 7 hours to build their structures.  No pre-assembly is allowed.
- only five team members at a time are allowed to build

The following awards are given:
Sponsoring location's award (such as the Children's Museum Award), Best Structural Design, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal , Juror's Favorite, Honorable Mention


TCC Engineering Club CANstruction Photo Albums
CANstruction 2004

CANstruction 2001
CANstruction 2000
Portsmouth Children's Museum
CANstruction 1999
Pembroke Mall
CANstruction 1998
Virginia Marine Science Museum

CANstruction 1997
Portsmouth Children's Museum