February 21, 2017 by On-Site Magazine
This was the 43rd occurrence of the annual event, which challenges teams of engineering students from educational institutions across Canada to design, construct, and race a toboggan with concrete running surfaces. Among other guidelines, each creation must weigh less than 300 pounds, hold five passengers, and, most importantly, be safe.
A technical exhibition took place before the race-day where industry judges evaluated entries based on design, technical presentation, construction, and concrete mix. Ultimately, race-day points were awarded for fastest race time, team spirit, and overall best team.
PCL fills more than 500 student placements across Canada annually. The 2017 GNCTR sponsorship allows our companies to connect with future engineers for co-op and permanent positions in our buildings, industrial, and civil infrastructure operations.