9 18, 2014
For the second year in a row, P2S Engineering teamed with MHP Structural Engineers to compete in the CANstruction competition located at the Landmark Square in Long Beach, CA. The event is a way to help the charity, Food Finders, bring awareness and feed low-income families in the surrounding areas. Five local architectural and engineering firms displayed their talent by creating large-scale sculptures of varying breakfast-themed items such as cereal boxes, an oatmeal container, a cracked egg and more. It was estimated that more than 10, 000 lbs. of canned goods were used to create these grand structures that were on display from September 18-27th. Visitors were encouraged to bring a can or two of their own to cast a “vote” for their favorite design.
With this year’s theme, “Breakfast CAN Make a Difference”, the team built a giant-size replica of the Quaker Oats container, bowl, and spoon completely out of canned goods. All cans were donated by the company and employees. Our team took home the “Best Use of Label” award as nominated by a panel of judges. Once the competition ended, all cans were donated to Food Finders.