The mission of the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) is to supplement the education of civil engineering students with a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing, culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy. The SSBC increases awareness of real-world engineering issues such as spatial constraints, material properties, strength, serviceability, fabrication and erection processes, safety, esthetics, and cost. Success in inter-collegiate competition requires effective teamwork and project management. Future engineers are stimulated to innovate, practice professionalism, and use structural steel efficiently.
The Student Steel Bridge Competition is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and co-sponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute, the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, the National Steel Bridge Alliance, Nucor Corporation, Nelson Stud Welding, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), and the Structural Steel Education Foundation (SSEF).
The Rules Committee is a joint committee appointed by ASCE Educational Activities and the AISC University Relations staff. In Spring 2010, the committee consisted of ten members, all having considerable experience with the competition. Members on the committee come from both industry and academia. Names of the members of the rules committee are listed on page 4 of the 2011 rules.
Competitions are held both at a regional (at ASCE student conferences) and at a national level.
The regional competitions are held in conjunction with ASCE Student Conferences. Each ASCE student chapter may enter the ASCE student conference competition in the conference of which they are a member.
Participation in the National competition is by invitation only. Invitations to Nationals are extended to the top performing teams in each ASCE student conference. Please see the rules for more details about the selection process.2011 Competition Rules
2011 Competition Rule Clarifications
The following details the confirmation status for each Conference Member via registration.
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