REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION / DEMANDES D’INFORMATIONS – (RFI)

RFI No. 8 – Seat and Mats

Section 2 - Canoe Subsection : 6.2 Seat and Mats Question FR: J'aimerais valider la légalité de ce prototype de banc pour la compétition. Il respecte toutes les dimensions mentionnées à la sous-section. Nous allons peut être ajouter un petit revêtement de mousse sur...

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RFI No. 21 – Colour Dye

Section 3 – CONCRETE Subsection : 3.2.3.3 Coloring admixtures Question The team is considering adding food colouring dye instead of pigments as a mean of colouring the concrete. Is this an acceptable approach? Answer If your cloring dye does not meet  the requirement...

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RFI No. 19 – Use of Wax

Section 5 - Finishing Subsection : 5.3 Graphic Question Are we allowed to use wax to shape the theme related shape we want to embody at the bottom of our canoe? We are planning to pour it on the last layer of our concrete for aesthetics purposes. Or do all theme...

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RFI No. 11 Aggregate proportioning

Section 3 – CONCRETE Subsection : 3.3.3 Aggregate proportioning Question On the data sheet for our ASTM C330 aggregate, it states percent passing the No. 200 sieve. To confirm, can teams use the percentage stated on the MTDS for the mix table calculations and sample...

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RFI No. 7 – Filler approuval

Section 3 – CONCRETE Subsection : 3.3.3. Aggregate Proportionning Question FR: Sachant que tous les agrégats passants le tamis 75 um sont considérés comme des particules fines, il faut que ces passants soit considérés dans la catégorie des solides du mélange. Avec la...

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RFI No. 3 – Pigment dosage

Section 3 – CONCRETE Subsection : 3.2.3.3 Coloring Admixtures/Agents and Concrete Pigments Question The ASTM C979 Standard says : "1.4 The maximum prescribed dosage rate of a pigment, established in accordance with 4.7, shall be equal to or less than 10 mass % of...

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RFI No. 12 Assembly of floating materials

Section 4 - Reinforcement Subsection : 4.2.5 Floating Materials Question Flotation material shall be solid blocks of material. Is the use of extruded polystyrene foam glued together in layers compliant with this? Answer You can use this as floatation material. The...

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RFI No. 19 – Use of Wax

Section 5 - Finishing Subsection : 5.3 Graphic Question Are we allowed to use wax to shape the theme related shape we want to embody at the bottom of our canoe? We are planning to pour it on the last layer of our concrete for aesthetics purposes. Or do all theme...

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RFI No. 15 Schoolname

Section 5 - FINISHING Subsection : 5.2 Lettering Question According to section 5.2 of the rules and regulations, if the complete name of the college or university is 31 characters or more (including all letters and spaces between words), the name may be abbreviated....

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RFI No. 4 – Use of accents

Section 5 - Finishing Subsection : 2 Lettering Question The name of our school contains an accent in it: Polytechnique Montréal. For the lettering of the school name on the canoe, do we have to include the accent and if so, does it have to be in the 125mm ± 12,5mm...

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RFI No. 2 – Name of the university

Section 5 - Finishing Subsection : 5.2 Lettering Question According to section 5.2 of the rules and regulations, if the complete name of the college or university is 31 characters or more (including all letters and spaces between words), the name may be abbreviated....

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RFI No. 20 – acknowledgment

Section 6 - Design Paper Subsection : 6.1 Reference Question It is our understanding that the designer of all elements of the design paper, such as the cover page, header and organizational chart need to be acknowledged for their graphic design work. How and where do...

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RFI No. 17 – Design paper score card

Section 6 - Design Paper Question The Design Paper Score Card in Appendix A-1 refers to various sections in Section 6 of the rules, but some of these references seem to be incorrect (e.g. the score card says to refer to Section 6.2.2.d for both the Hull Design and...

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RFI No. 16- Structural Calculation

Section 6 - Structural calculation assumptions Subsection : 6.6.2.M. Question The rules state that "Water pressure on the side of the canoe is based on it being submerged to the point that the waterline is at the gunwale but is not pouring over into the canoe". This...

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RFI No. 6 – Pigment

Section 6 – Design Paper Subsection : 6.2.2 Format Question Our team is choosing two different pigment suppliers due to color availability, and each supplier has a different specific gravity/density. If our concrete mix is the exact same between colors, including the...

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RFI No. 9 – Standard citation

Section 6 – DESIGN PAPER Question ASCE recommend AUTHOR-DATE REFERENCES where "the author and date appear in parentheses" after the text citation (ASCE 2015). In the 2019 Rules and Regulations, it is mentioned that for the ASTM requirements, "The publications are...

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RFI No. 5 – Product Display

Section 10 – DISPLAY Subsection : 1 Required informations and samples Question Pictures of the construction process of the canoe are not required on the display table, only in the Project Overview and Technical Addendum. May we still put some pictures on the display...

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