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2017 NSSBC Rules Posted

The rules for the 2017 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) are now posted at www.aisc.org/steelbridge. Oregon State University is set to host the national championship event May 26-27 in Corvallis, Ore.

This annual collegiate competition is an exciting visual display of engineering students’ structural design and analysis skills at work. Throughout the academic year, student teams from across North America devote countless hours designing, fabricating and constructing their own one-tenth-scale steel bridge. During competition, teams are challenged to assemble their bridge in the shortest time and under building constraints that reflect real-life structural specifications and construction regulations.

To reach the national event, each team must place among the top schools in one of 18 regional competitions held around the country in the spring. Bridge rankings are based on the categories of display, construction speed, stiffness, lightness, construction economy and structural efficiency.

See highlights from this year’s NSSBC in the article “Proven in Provo” from our August issue.


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