History of the National Finals
The format of the National Finals for Warman Design and Build has evolved and expanded over the years.
In the early years the National Final formed part of an engineering conference that was held each year and later, as the competition expanded, the National Final became a standalone event that was held in a different competing University each year (including in Christchurch, NZ).
In 2001 the National Final event was moved to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. This allowed for additional components to be built into the agenda for the students competing, including a site tour of the Weir Minerals premises where they got to witness the design and manufacture of Warman® Pumps.
In 2011 the event was moved to the Australian Technology Park, where it was held up until 2016.