Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CANstruction: Taking Part in Engineering Art

The City’s Engineers-in-Training (EIT) rotation program members are gearing up for this year’s Canstruction charity competition at the City Hall Atrium from February 24 - March 4.

Canstruction is a charity competition where teams from the engineering, design, and construction industry use only canned and other non-perishable food items as building materials to create sculptures based on each year’s theme.

“Canstruction is one of the best opportunities for EITs to network across City business units.” says team member Shannon Graham.

Calgary’s chapter of Canstruction donates the non-perishables to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, giving more than 250,000 pounds of food since 2006.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Oh CANada,” so all entries will be symbolic of our nation. The City’s entry will be a celebration of Canada’s natural resources, showcasing Utilities & Environmental Protection’s policy of “Protecting what’s precious. Land. Air. Water.

The EIT Rotation Program is open to applicants who have completed their university degree in engineering and are in the process of obtaining the four years of experience required by the Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act of Alberta to obtain their Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation.

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