CANstruction® Halton Rules & Guidelines

Canstruction Halton

General Rules

  • Registration will be open until October 20th, 2020 (deadline extended to October 30th, 2020)
  • There is an entry fee of $100, the majority of which will be donated to our food bank partners and a portion which will be reserved to cover event
  • Each team must prepare a unique and original idea that aligns with the theme of Building Green
  • Each team will be responsible for collecting their own canned goods for building their structure
  • Each team must select the charity that they will donate to (from our list) and are responsible for coordinating a pick-up/delivery of donations with the selected charity

Food/Beverage Rules

  • Please follow the “most needed items” list designated by the charity of your choice as closely as possible
  • Acceptable canned food and canned beverages must be full, unopened, and with labels intact
  • Plastic bottles, containers, boxes, or packets of foods/beverage are also accepted, however, cans must be used for the majority of your structure
  • Non-permissible items:
    • No glass containers
    • No alcoholic beverages
    • No junk food
    • No pet food
    • No opened, empty, exposed, or expired food/beverage
    • No covered, removed, or altered product labels

Building Rules

  • Maximum structure size is 10ft L x 10ft W x 10ft H (3m x 3m x 3m)
  • Teams can be no more than 10 people in the building space, only 5 builders at a time
  • Maximum building time is 12 hours
  • Props may be used, but in all cases try to use food items
    • For example, when solving a problem use food items such as tea, coffee bags or condiments. While the use of lighting, electronic devices, and mirrors are allowed, they may reduce your team’s chance of winning
  • Additional items allowed (please be careful when using these items not to damage cans or labels):
    • Velcro
    • Magnets
    • Zip-ties
    • Tape
    • Silicone
    • Rubber bands
    • Nylon string
    • Wire mesh
    • Wire
    • wood/steel rods
    • PVC pipes
    • Threaded metal rods
    • Leveling materials (templates) no thicker than ¼ of an inch (ex. Foam core, cardboard, Masonite, MDF, plywood, plexiglass, fiberglass)
  • The following items are forbidden from the competition:
    • Wood
    • Metal beams
    • Struts
    • Steel tubes
    • Bracing materials
    • Sheet metal
    • Steel plates
    • Fiberock
    • Glass
    • Permanent adhesives or bonding processes (ex. soldering)
    • Leveling material thicker than ¼ of an inch
  • Structures must be supported internally and externally by canned food/beverage between levelling materials
  • Once completed, each company must enter their structures into the competition by posting their structures onto social media, using the hashtag #CANstructionHalton and tagging @green_propeller_design and @canstruction
  • Judging will take place during the week after the event
  • Awards will be announced virtually on November 27th, 2020

Health and Safety Rules

  • Due to COVID-19, each small team will be required to build in their own office space.
  • All meetings, fundraising events, exhibitions of structures, judging, and the awards ceremony will be streamed virtually.
  • Minimize person-to-person contact and organize your build space to promote “social distancing” (at least 6 feet of distance apart from each other).
  • Limit the number of people handling food and plan for the structure to be assembled so that the food products have minimal exposure.
  • Be mindful of your own health – if you are feeling ill or somebody around you is feeling ill or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend the event.
  • Wear a mask and gloves in the build area. Ensure these are laundered before each day of use.
  • Make sure to routinely clean the frequently used objects and surfaces such as counters, shared pens, ladders, volunteer check-in stations, cellphones, handles on carts, food collection bins, and doorknobs/handles.
  • Wash your hands and the exposed parts of your arms with soap and water for 20 seconds before putting on gloves and touching food, as well as immediately after removing gloves.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
  • Do not re-use your gloves.
  • Please follow the preventative procedures and instructions established by your food bank partner when packaging and delivering donations.
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