Canstruction Broome

Canstruction of the Southern Tier

It starts with ONE can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world.

Canstruction® is an international hunger-relief competition where teams compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of canned food.

Who: Teams of architects, engineers and designers
When: April 8-15, 2018
Where: Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY
Why: To benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW

Mix, mingle and celebrate philanthropy at the 2018 CANSTRUCTION AWARDS
5:30-7:30PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Oakdale Mall, Center Court
Johnson City, NY

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Interested in participating? Download the entry form here

Congratulations to the 2017 participating teams!
BAE Systems
BCK - IBI Group Architects & Engineers - Best Use of Labels
Chenango Valley Central School District
IBM Endicott - Jurors' Favorite & Most Cans
Keystone Architects
Lockheed Martin & Broome-Tioga BOCES New Visions Engineering Academy - People's Choice, Large Canstruction
Modern Marketing Concepts - Best Meal
Oakdale Mall & Johnson City School District - Best Original Design
Stantec - Honorable Mention
Tioga State Bank & Southern Tier Young Professionals
Vestal Rotary & Vestal High School
Visions Federal Credit Union & Broome-Tioga BOCES CTE / Skills USA - Structural Integrity Award
Weis & Chenango Valley Central School District - People's Choice, Small Canstruction

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors 
Marquee Sponsor: Visions Federal Credit Union
Gold Sponsors: Lockheed Martin; Wegmans Food Markets
Silver Sponsors: Dataflow; Taylor Rental; UHS Stay Healthy
Supporting Sponsors: Barret & Mahonski, CPA; BCK - IBI Group; BLI Alumni Association; Coughlin & Gerhart; Greg Tifft - Liberty Mutual Insurance; Frito Lay; McIntosh Laboratories; Miller Auto Team; National Pipe and Plastics; Peoples Security Bank & trust Co.; Roberson Museum and Science Center; Stafkings

Special thanks to DataFlow and the Oakdale Mall.

Interested in sponsorship? Download the form here.

All food and funds donated benefit hunger relieft efforts in Broome County by:


The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and CHOW work in partnership to leverage national, regional, and local resources to end hunger in our community. The canned food used in each structure will be distributed through CHOW to emergency food programs throughout Broome County including food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community meal programs. The funds raised will support both agencies’ hunger-relief efforts including the Food Bank’s BackPack Program™. Winners of Canstruction® of the Southern Tier will be nominated for the chance to compete on a national level.

For more information contact
BLI Canstruction Chair: Kyle Nedlik via email at 

Canstruction® is organized under the auspices of The Society for Design Administration (SDA).

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