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Posted by Tasha Weiss on August 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM.
Attention engineering faculty and students! The official rules for the 2014 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) are now posted at www.aisc.org/steelbridge.
Now in its 23rd year, the competition convenes engineering students from across North America to build their designed and fabricated steel bridges under the pressure of the clock. Structured to simulate a real-world project, teams build a 1:10 scale model bridge to meet a particular challenge, which is different each year.
Throughout the academic year, student teams work for months perfecting the design, fabrication and construction of each bridge. To reach the national event, each team must place among the top schools in one of 18 regional competitions held across the country each spring.
You can read an article on the results from this year’s competition in the August issue of MSC. Several photos are available on AISC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AISCdotORG in the “NSSBC 2013” photo album, and a video showing highlights from the competition is available on AISC’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/AISCSteelTV.
Save the Date! The 2014 NSSBC finals will be held on May 23-24 at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the university’s Department of Civil Engineering. To learn more, visit www.aisc.org/steelbridge.