The Arizona chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is hosting the 9th Annual CANSTRUCTION® Design Build Competition, August 8, 2015, through August 22, 2015, at the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. The event is free to attend and all proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
CANSTRUCTION® is a charity competition to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods using a strict set of rules and no permanent adhesives. Five person teams comprised of architects, engineers, and contractors come together to design and build a 10 x 10 x 10 structure. In 2014, the event donated 45,341 cans, weighing 51,421 lbs. to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. This donation came from a total of 11 teams comprised of 29 local architecture, engineering and construction firms from the greater Phoenix area.
“This event brings so many people together for a great cause. The architects, engineers, and contractors who design and build these amazing structures, the general public who comes to view them, and those on the receiving end through St. Mary’s. It really is a great event.” said, Kris Gray, Co-Chair, Logan Simpson, Tempe.
The public is encouraged to visit the Convention Center to view these marvelous structures. Ballots will be available to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. The structures can be viewed during the Convention Center’s normal business hours.
This is not just an industry event, we encourage the community to participate by coming to the Convention Center to see the displays, vote for their favorite CANSTRUCTION® and bring a canned food donation for St. Mary’s Food Bank. Donation boxes will be located throughout the West building.
CANSTRUCTION® is a unique charity which hosts competitions and exhibits showcasing structures made entirely from canned food. Since 1992, CANSTRUCTION® has helped raise over 21 million pounds of food for local hunger relief. CANSTRUCTION® events are held annually in over 150 cities around the world including North and South America, Australia, Europe and Asia.