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Canstruction 2018

Canstruction 2018


Canstruction Houston 2018 event kicked off on May 25, 2018. Build Day is November 3rd at City Centre. If interested in becoming a team, visit the website at and find out more information. Call for Entry and Registration form is located under TEAMS tab.

Canstruction, Inc. is a national charity of the design and construction industry created by the Society for Design Administration. For millions, each day begins and ends with the anguish of hunger. Canstruction, a charity sponsored by the design and construction industry, is determined to end this suffering. Canstruction is a design/build competition showcasing the talents of design and construction industry professionals and students they mentor. At events held around the world, teams are given just nine hours to defy expectations, logic and gravity as they build fantastic Cansculptures from thousands of cans of food. Driven by the knowledge that their Cansculptures will change lives – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by filling the shelves of local food banks – dedicated volunteers in a variety of categories bring their creations to life. During the next week, the super-sized masterpieces are judged in a variety of categories as these unconventional art exhibits are opened to the public, the cost of admission – just one can of food.

Canstruction uses one can as a catalyst for change. One can to represent the building blocks of these massive can-sculptures. One can to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity judges and members of the community, Canstruction has contributed millions of pounds of food to community food banks – demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger. One CAN make a difference. One CAN at a time.  Houston held its first Canstruction event in 1995. It grew quickly from a few professional teams to both a student and professional competition that raised more than 100,000 pounds of food. After a brief hiatus in 2003 and 2004, the competition restarted in 2005 and continues on the tradition with a dedicated Board of Directors and committee.


 TYPE: Obstacle Course

LOCATION: Moody Gardens
One Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

Gather your fellow goddesses for an event that’s all about women, and women ONLY.

It’s an obstacle course, about 3 miles in distance, built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability. It’s a way to get back to nature, and reconnect with your inner goddess. And it’s non-competitive, so you can take your sweet time, have fun, and enjoy every moment with your bosom buddies!

Yes, it’s gritty too. There will be mud, sand, foam and water involved (we said “get back to nature”), and some other, more colorful goop as well – so we suggest you leave your Marchesa gown and Jimmy Choo’s at home. You’ll also be required to run, crawl, climb, slide, balance, hoist, swing, stretch, and make your body do things it may not usually do. That’s all part of the fun!