2016 NSSBC Rules Posted

The official rules for the 2016 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) are now posted at

This annual collegiate competition is an exciting visual display of engineering students’ structural design and analysis skills at work. It challenges teams from across North America to design, fabricate and construct their own one-tenth-scale steel bridge in the shortest time and under building constraints that reflect real-life structural specifications and construction regulations.

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. Bridge rankings are based on the categories of display, construction speed, stiffness, lightness, construction economy and structural efficiency.

See the results from this year’s NSSBC in the July issue of Modern Steel.

Save the Date! The 2016 NSSBC will be hosted by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah on May 27-28.