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Host Resources

Thank you for hosting a regional competition for the Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC)! Find out more about hosting an SSBC regional competition with our hosting overview video above.

The regional competitions will be held during ASCE Student Symposia, and as the host school, you should work directly with ASCE to coordinate and plan the events. This page contains additional resources to support your planning efforts.

Host Guide

This guide supports the planning of the SSBC regional competitions, and it provides information about elements of the competition, including venue requirements, details about the standardized equipment, sample competition layouts, and preparation checklists for hosts.  

Download (updated January 19, 2024)


AISC has standardized and provided the necessary equipment for every SSBC regional competition, including steel angles, grating, measuring devices, and safety supports. The equipment belongs to the region.

Equipment Guide

This guide provides instructions on how to set up and operate the standardized equipment.

Download (updated July 17, 2023)


Upon receiving the equipment shipment, hosts should use the respective checklist to inventory all items. Refer to the photo guide for more information about each item. 

AISC will provide replacements for certain missing or damaged items. Notify AISC of any missing or damaged equipment by December 10 using the SSBC Inventory Form. The host school is responsible for replacing other miscellaneous items, such as batteries and tape.

Inventory List by Region (updated September 28, 2023)

Photo Guide (updated September 28, 2023)

SSBC Inventory Form

Competition Setup

Station Checklists

These checklists contain the item quantities that are required at each station of the main competition. Refer to the lists when setting up the equipment for the competition.  


Construction Lane Taping Plan

This drawing provides guidance on how to tape the construction lanes. It shows which dimensions are critical during setup and which side of the tape dimensions should be taken.


Judges Guide

This guide provides an overview of the competition and descriptions of the specific roles for volunteer judges at each station. It also includes step-by-step instructions for the loading stations per the current year's rules. It can be especially helpful for judges who are new to the competition and looking for more information about what to expect.

Visit the Volunteers page to download the guide.

Scoring Spreadsheet

Download the official scoring spreadsheet here. The ZIP folder contains the Excel file along with a comprehensive user's guide. Microsoft Excel 365 is highly recommended.

At least one person should become familiar with the overall functionality of the spreadsheet. That person should download the spreadsheet, review the user’s guide, print the judging data forms, and learn how to input the data prior to the event.  Please make sure you are always using the most current version of the scoring spreadsheet.  

2025 SSBC Official Scoring Spreadsheet


User's Guide


Submission Form

Immediately following the competition, the host school or regional head judge must submit the scoresheet and scanned data entry sheets using the submission form. AISC cannot send invitations to the national finals until the scoresheet is received. The scores will be posted after all regional competitions are complete.

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Please contact with any questions about the spreadsheet.

Cost Estimation Form

Each team must submit their estimate for the six possible load cases. This information could be collected in advance of the competition using an online format, at event registration, or at the start of the captains’ meeting. 

Hosts should coordinate with their head judge to determine the best time and method to collect the information.

Possible formats:

  • This cost estimation form (PDF format) may be incorporated into a mailer and/or be used to collect the information on site. 
  • An online form (i.e. Google Form) may also be used.

Regardless of the format, a copy of the information from each team will need to be submitted along with the official scoring spreadsheet.