Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Columbia pics

Some Ivy League Bridge Building action from 2009:

http://picasaweb.google.com/carletonlab/AISCSteelBridge2009#

ASCE Regionals

Carolinas

Duke University April 8-10, 2010

Trisha Lowe

Joseph Nadeau

Deep South University of New Orleans March 26-27, 2010

Joe Guillory
Gianna Cothren

Great Lakes Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology April 23-24, 2010

Josh Steiner

Kevin Sutterer

Metropolitan Fairleigh Dickinson University April 23-25, 2010

Jose Franco
Stanley Bielewicz

Mid-Atlantic Pennsylvania State University April 9-10, 2010

Ryan Putt

John Regan

Mid-Continent University of Oklahoma April 23-24, 2010

Audre Carter

Chris Ramseyer

Mid-Pacific

California State University, Chico April 8-10, 2010

Andrew Langelier

Steffen Mehl

Mid-West

South Dakota State University

March 19-20, 2010

Zachary Rothstein
Rich Reid

New England

Tufts University

Concrete Canoe hosted by Northeastern University

April 10, 2010

April 17, 2010 or

April 24, 2010

Patrick Barber

Lee Minardi

North Central Western Michigan University March 26-28 , 2010

Kimberly Warners
Hubo Cai

Ohio Valley University of Kentucky April 22-24, 2010

Rachel Gordon

George Blandford

Pacific Northwest Washington State University April 22-24, 2010

Marcus Miller

Shane Brown

Pacific Southwest University of Nevada, Las Vegas April 8-10, 2010

Dianna Feica
Tom Piechota

Rocky Mountain New Mexico State University April 8-10, 2010

Erlinda Medina
Craig Newtson

Southeast Auburn University March 19-20, 1010

Shainur Ahsan
Sharon Rickards
Michael Stallings

Texas-Mexico

Texas Section -- Austin, TX

Steel Bridge hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio

April 10-11, 2010

January 15-16, 2010

Stacy Holland

Rose Marie Klee

Upstate New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 8-9, 2010

Robert Vida
Tom Zimmie

Virginias Catholic University of America April 8-10, 2010

Christopher Hudson Steve Miller
Gunnar Lucko

Maybe it was Memphis

The Steel Bridgers at Crunk U are looking to balance out their region run in the Deep South next Spring in 'Nawlins.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bah-Hummmm-Back

Yeah, so I'm sorta back...I might check on Portland State here and there...seeing as I've got more access to the Viks right now than the UC Davis Aggies. Don't expect too much from me, I'm trying to land employment...so my time will be a little every which way in December between family and the hunt. Merry Friggin' Christmas, don't freeze your nipples off.

MT

Ole' Ike would be so proud

Kansas upgrades....Heeeeryharheeero!

ASCE Interviews the Wolverines

From ASCE Deportes...Linkimookus




Michi-CAN!

http://cee.engin.umich.edu/node/285

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Y'all get your own information for a while. Your Humble Narrator has gone walkabout until winter's over. Go Ags!

Friday, October 9, 2009

SB Put to Use!!!

Seattle actually uses their Bridge for something REAL!

Seatilink

New Jersey Lift of the Face

New NJIT goodies...Heeeeeether!

UD Mercy is in...

They're doin' a Puente folks!!!

UDLinkDM

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Youngstown

I'm really starting to like this site a lot now.

Linkyougsy

List and Shout ... REGIONALS

Carolinas
Duke University
April 8-10, 2010
Trisha Lowe
Joseph Nadeau

Deep South
University of New Orleans
March 26-27, 2010
Joe Guillory
Gianna Cothren

Great Lakes
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
April 23-24, 2010
Josh Steiner
Kevin Sutterer

Metropolitan
Fairleigh Dickinson University
April 23-25, 2010
Jose Franco
Stanley Bielewicz

Mid-Atlantic
Pennsylvania State University
April 9-10, 2010
Ryan Putt
John Regan

Mid-Continent
University of Oklahoma
April 23-24, 2010
Audre Carter
Chris Ramseyer

Mid-Pacific
California State University, Chico
April 8-10, 2010
Andrew Langelier
Steffen Mehl

Mid-West
South Dakota State University
March 19-20, 2010
Zachary Rothstein
Rich Reid

New England
Tufts University
Concrete Canoe hosted by Northeastern University
April 10, 2010
April 17, 2010 or
April 24, 2010
Patrick Barber
Lee Minardi

North Central
Western Michigan University
March 26-28 , 2010
Kimberly Warners
Hubo Cai

Ohio Valley
University of Kentucky
April 22-24, 2010
Rachel Gordon
George Blandford

Pacific Northwest
Washington State University
April 22-24, 2010
Marcus Miller
Shane Brown

Pacific Southwest
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
April 8-10, 2010
Dianna Feica
Tom Piechota

Rocky Mountain
New Mexico State University
April 8-10, 2010
Erlinda Medina
Craig Newtson

Southeast
Auburn University
March 19-20, 1010
Shainur Ahsan
Sharon Rickards
Michael Stallings

Texas-Mexico
Texas Section -- Austin, TX
Steel Bridge hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio
April 10-11, 2010
January 15-16, 2010
Stacy Holland
Rose Marie Klee

Upstate New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
April 8-9, 2010
Robert Vida
Tom Zimmie

Virginias
Catholic University of America
April 2010NEED THE DATES!
Steve Miller
Gunnar Lucko

Badgers WITH...the update.

http://www.engr.wisc.edu/studentorgs/bridge/

mushroom, mushroom...

Rowan, not just canoes...

Northstar Roos now ABET certified...FINALLY!

http://www.canton.edu/news/index.php/2009/09/abet/#

Michigan SB Reseach

Interesting, sounds like something Davis would WANT to do, but alas, we're keeping it as rusty and lowbrow as we can...

Linkoos

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Colorado State Looking Fresh and Clean

New Site Navigations...the Rams look to return to their winning ways at New Mexico State (Go Ags!).

http://www.engr.colostate.edu/asce/bridge/bridge.html

Cal NSSBC 2K9 write up

From Cal Berkeley CE Web. Here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Update from the Desert

The University of Arizona has given a much needed overhaul to their ASCE Webby online. Maybe they'll get it together and challenge for a National spot after the PSWRC in Vegas next Spring.

http://clubs.asua.arizona.edu/~sce/index.htm

Monday, September 14, 2009

?

How stiff can you get it??? ... and how stiff does it need to be?

The Regional Competition Information Post

ASCE Regional Conference Information starting to come up...

Linkimoo from Davisimooo cows are good. Hakqui

Friday, September 11, 2009

Okay...

...I know this blog has been off a bit, because, well, your humble narrator is working his ASS OFF! All that said, I feel it a privilege to capture the attention of the Steel Bridge Community.

I admire, and love you all. This is not an easy competition to undertake, nor is it an easy competition to be successful at. So, as you embark on this trip of all trips, remember, it ain't about how you place, it's about the journey. Journey well, and leave comments about what you excpect to achieve this season...don't forget to leave your name and your University. It's all about Pride and being true to your school.

God Bless. (Atheists and Agnostics Included)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

All ye semester schools, get your time in early, for the Ags don't start school for three weeks...at which time the formal process will start, but no doubt, the analysis is well on its way for a solid bid at the 2010 crown!

Best of Luck to you all.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Get Yo Aggie Ass to Fresno This Weekend!!!

Ags vs. Dogs Saturday Night at Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA.

All Aggies are required to show up, tailgate, have fun, spread Aggie Pride, and watch the Ags put up a hell of a fight against Fresno State.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Twist and...You Suck

Have we mastered torsional restraint yet???

Monday, August 31, 2009

Slippery when Buttered

Butter, not just for bread anymore.

China gets loco, link here

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Angola's College Try

From the Great Lakes Conference 2009, University of Angola, Indiana works their design in South Bend.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ASCE Websites

Everybody seems to be slugging back into the Fall term. Update those sites, I'm checking them quite a bit...better now before school starts than later when it gets busy.

RECRUIT RECRUIT RECRUIT THIS FALL!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

UMKC Recap

Roo Fighters!

Linkeau























dude, nice graphics on that poster (missed it sorry)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Face Off or Facelift?

It's like hockey right???

Minnesota redoes their webpage, unlike most of the lameos in the university level ASCE community. Nice, thanx for the mention....yes, it's true.

Howard ASCE gets busy.

Linkiiimuus Haqui



Monday, August 17, 2009

Purdy Good

SUNY Canton kid gets some bucks for all the hard work. Recognition is a fine thing...even if you're a humble Amish boy.

Duuuuude...

...don't panic, it's just a stupid Steel Bridge, BUT DON'T FUCK YOURSELF WITH A FAULTY DESIGN!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Speed! Speed! Speed!

Maybe not this fast, but it's a good goal.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Um, Yeah.

These are going to be some of the funkiest pieces ever put on a Steel Bridge. I suggest modeling components in 3D, see where they fit, check your tolerances, and just play with it until it gets deeper and deeper (that's what she said)...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

whoa...

What the fuck is up with this envelope?!?! There are gonna be so many disqualifications this season, ha ha ha.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Here we go...

...2010 Rules are out.

(all those who said 2nd Week, you win)

http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=780

Sunday, August 9, 2009

USA vs. Mexico August 12th

Estadio Azteca
Mexico City, Mexico

You Should Watch as the US Soccer Team will battle for its first ever win on Mexican soil.

Match To Be Broadcast live on Telemundo and Mun2 at 3 p.m. CT

http://www.ussoccer.com/

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Are you ready???

...FOR THE JUGGERNAUT BITCH!!! bored...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Scratch, Scratch

...startin' to get an itch...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Construction Video

...intended for a Judging audience...however it shows some Assembly of Virginia Tech and Washington State...who, I have to say, SORRY to, they had some great runs that got lost in the mix. There's just too much to film at the NSSBC!

Quimby's been working hard...

...Alaska Bart has a highly updated NSSBC.info page.

http://www.nssbc.info/

"The Rules Committee comes under pressure regularly from competitors and sponsors to outlaw expensive steels, such a Chromalloy because there is a perception that somehow these steels give an unfair advantage to chapters with money to spend. When the rules committee can find a way to outlaw such material that is enforceable we probably will. Writing an enforceable rule restricting the type of steel has proven to be difficult.

These expensive steels seem to be used primarily because they can be obtained in lighter sections. They have generally the same stiffness (i.e. same Modulus of Elasticity, E) as other steels so they don't have a real impact on stiffness. In fact going to lighter sections may have a detrimental impact on stiffness (because of reduced AE or EI). They do come in higher tensile strengths than some of the other steels however the strength levels required by most members is minimal so there's not a huge savings here either. You might also note that if member strength is based on buckling then tensile strength is a non-issue and higher strength steels have no advantage over lower strength steels in this case. In the end, we find some very competitive bridges at the national competition that do not use these steels."

4130 Alloy has no advantage whatsoever. Though most 4130 suppliers have great size selection and wall thicknesses for the competition...and for all the whiney bitch Student Chapters who say they don't have enough money...get off your ass and go seek it out, well funded Teams do every year...there isn't a silver spoon that feeds the Ags in Davis, nor the Badgers in Madison, nor the Gators in Florida, nor the Bears in Berkeley, nor the Roos in Canton, you have to work your butt off to get funding...so don't go whining about how another Team is working harder than you.

also, for the record..."Chromium Molybdenum" aka "Chrome Moly"...Chromalloy will be seen on every 20 and 22 down in South Central, South Sac, Del Paso Heights, Long Beach, Alameda, Oakland and Reno.

Almost there...

...I think we're on the brink here, stand by for 2010 Rules Disclosure...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

4 years already?

Wow, can't believe this was only 4 short years ago. Go Ags!

Read.

From back to front, don't skip a single paragraph...and use a highlighter for anything that seems different. Read every single rule.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Central Valley Roots

Here's one for a Chrome Ollie Hero past. Straight out of the armpit and into Davis, CQ, this one's for you buddy. Don't give Dawn too hard a time!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Poly up and running...

Get yo: Link

Happy Sunday!

Rest well! For August will be here shortly.

(the fella at 44:00 is a riot...)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So ye Know

The Topic on the Right...Which Countries'...is an important topic...we goin' global with this baby. NSSBC Board, you need an international ambassador...how about your humble narrator in Davis??? ha ha ha. Seriously though, this is too good a competition to leave it to the trailblazing, forward thinking, obviously free in so many ways other countries are not, North Americans to do on their own.

Man...

...I got nothing right now, nothing. Uh, the mountain sun is hot in North Lake Tahoe...that's about it. Fuck, not much. August can't come too soon eh? (Canadians wink wink).

"Steel Bridge Godfather" Matti Turner


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dude...New Jersey

NJIT Pics from the Vegas NSSBC. Hit, run, hide, the Highland way...we'll make bridges...long bridges...twice as long as a man... That long?

you get the picture...

Down Goes Panama

In OT baby, boo-yah!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Leopard Experience

Some pics are up on Flickr showcasing the 2008-2009 season for Lafayette. Nice Bridge y'all!

Linkamus Patronus Bitches Hitheer.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Well...

A 2-0 win over Honduras and a 2-2 tie against Haiti. So far the Americans have been holding strong and playing good football in the Gold Cup.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Any Others?

Feel free to write in a possible 2011 NSSBC Host in the comment section of this post.

If anybody votes Cal or another, chime in on the comment for this post...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Remember...

...if you wanna get it on, you gotta get it on. FIRE YOUR GUNS! WORK HARD THIS FALL!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rivalries

Keep 'em healthy by keeping them heated! ha ha ha!



Yeah the dude can't spell the Scot's name right but so what, still funny.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gold Cup has Started

...the US thumped Grenada in Seattle 4-0...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Aaaaaaamericaaaaaaa!

Might as well bookmark it now and check 'er daily.

AISC NSSBC HOMEPAGE

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Good Idea/Bad Idea

Sort through them now...when school starts, the time starts approaching zero.

Full House

Modern Steel Construction weighs in on the NSSBC.

Articulus

"We get the cream of the crop every year, and they get to compete against each other. You can't get any more real-world than this." - JP

ha ha ha, uhhhhhh, let's see if this were the real world...SUNY Canton would get the contract, have steady work for a while, be able to feed their kids, and the rest of the teams would be bidding their asses off for the next one, hoping to make some kind of a profit in this shitty economy...not celebrating the end of the Competition with moral victories. also...super-steel would never be used, because it's, uh, expensive and would SO be included in the bid. In fact, let's make it REAL, real world and take the judges out to dinner the night before the competition, get real friendly, and then boom...no penalty right there baby, yeah no big deal, carry on.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bros and Sisters

Keep the faith, Rules before you know it...July is pretty much here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Comprehensive Regional Scores

Thank you Mr. Quimby and Co. Get your full list of Regional Scores here.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tiger Pride

LSU - 2009 College World Series Champions

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Didnt' get 'em earlier...

...but the Miners at Missouri S&T, had a funky little arch/stack sorta Bridge in the Mid-Con... will only say this once...ARCHES ARE SHIT WITHOUT RIGID ABUTMENTS...so if you're Bridge is freestanding and has no real moment resistance at the pier supports, it will bend and dip all over the place. TENSION ONLY, and even then...maybe!!!

Link 1
Link 2

...and what d'ya know, they failed vertical deflection...shockuh!!! Learn and be better next season Miners...Ole' Rolla used to be a kickass Team, bring it back!!!






Lookin' a bit like 2002 Clemson in style!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2 nil!

DON'T TREAD ON ME!

USA OVER SPAIN 2-0...WILL PROBABLY FACE BRAZIL IN THE CONFEDERATION CUP FINAL!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Les Verticales

Couldn't help but notice, and it may be that it has been repeated, but all Top 3 finishes this year from Vegas had vertical chords in their Bridges...typically it's a useless chord, but with certain loading scenarios and member configurations it defintely serves a good purpose. Could be on a multi-vertical rigid frame ala Cal in 2008, or in a strategic location on an underslung like SUNY Canton, NDSU and Lakehead in 2009. Food for thought.

Monday, June 22, 2009

We Are the Champions!!!

Seattle, ha! (well, not really)



From the Rebel Yell...

Another article that was previously missed, but it has still managed to find the blog!







Rebel, Rebel, UNLV's student newspaper Linkous Hiither

Um...Must've Missed It...

A NSSBC Blog from Michigan...sorry to add it so late Wolverines!

http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/SteelBridge/

Sunday, June 21, 2009

You in Love?

UNLV has pics up on the main page finalamente aquizy



For the record, this is a much better set of pics than the official AISC photographer.

Blog to Blog

One Miss Laura Meiers from Bentley has a great write up on the NSSBC herey.

Been plenty o' treading lately...

While the Americans have been getting their ass kicked in South Africa...they have a chance to salvage their trip against Egypt today in Rustenburg. USA!!!



Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Hokie is just a Hokie

...4th Overall ain't too shabby Hokadokes!!!

Virginia Tech rules the South hithey

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Last 9 Years...

From a Mid-Pac point of view, hosting, until recently, has only been done by an ASCE Student Chapter with strong conviction...now, nobody is getting out of it.

2001 - UC Davis
2002 - San Jose State
2003 - Fresno State
2004 - Nevada Reno
2005 - Big Sac
2006 - Cal
2007 - San Jose State/Santa Clara
2008 - UC Davis
2009 - Nevada Reno
2010 - Chico...

There's no hiding it now, if the wee, yet extremely enthusiastic, ASCE Student Chapter at Fresno State can host, it's time for the other "smaller" chapters to ante up and take on the responsibility. San Francisco State, Stanford, Pacific, Humboldt...you're next!















Has Regional hosting been an issue for you? Have schools limped their way out of it 'cause they don't have the stomach to host the big Annual...thoughts please.

Also, which port are ye headed to next Spring???

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SBT = Steel Bridge Tattoo

Anybody have any Steel Bridge related ink?...or is your humble narrator gonna be the first!?!?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just Because

G/D @ Shoreline





San Luis Obispo or West Lafayette?

Okay, SLO friggin' sacked up and got the NCCC at one of the prime locations in all of California. Right by the coast near Pismo, a first class civil engineering program, awesome food, hot chicks all over the place, hot guys all over the place, about an hour from some of the best Pinot Noir country in the world...we've got to head to...Indiana. What, is Chicago too busy?
















Purdue, you better be so damn first class all the way!!! You better be the most hospitable motherfuckas in the world, so that come that Sunday, NOBODY wants to leave, they just want to stay and have more fun. Also, and this is a MUST, there better be an open bar at the banquet, Cal State Northridge style (minus the drunk San Francisco State guys in the back making fun of a Cal Team that kicked their ass). Okay, the specifications have been set Boilermakers...what you lack on coastal beauty you better make up for in hospitality, brew, broads, parties and energy.






ALL
NSSBC
WEEKEND
LONG

Mid-Pac Tops Overall in Alabama NCCC 2009

Probably a little late, but congrats to Cal for taking the 2009 NCCC Championship...5th Title, and first since 1992!!! It has been too long Bears. Also congratulations to ETS and Cal Poly SLO for their 2nd and 3rd Place finishes (no, respectively is the lamest word in the English dictionary). The Gators took 4th and the Wolfpack finished 5th Overall.

We've also received word that beautiful
San Luis Obispo, California
is the destination for NCCC 2010. Sweet!!!














Lots o' Links Below:

http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/display_press.cfm?uid=4553
http://content.asce.org/conferences/nccc2009/
http://concretecanoe.org/
http://www.ce.berkeley.edu/news/view.php?item=265
















'Bama is Bear Area Bitches!!!

(it also seems clear Cal hasn't voted on the Team size thingy...)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Degrees in a Bad Economy

...just remember Alex and Leti, your degree is gold, you are set for life!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Comment Question #1

Okay, to encourage viewer-wide commentation...here's one y'all can comment on as you see fit (I'm leaving this post up until I get at least 3 comments of worth)...

Top 10 Biggest Differences Between Regionals and the National Competition (for those who attended or made it to Las Vegas of course)

10. ???
9. ???
8. ???
7. ???
6. ???
5. ???
4. ???
3. ???
2. ???
1. ???

(you can do it, I know you can...)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tube and Doob

Get that Video up!!! If you don't have any and want it up on YouTube, email AI2010, we may have footage of you from Vegas.

RadiCAL gets Radi5TH

Blurbage here from Cal CE Homepage. Great Job Bears, looking forward to the showdown in Chico!

Bearlink Heeere

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Take me back to a time...

...when music had heart.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Comments People

I love to hear what's on your mind!

HOMIES!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

All the best from the Northwest

Seattle's trip into the heart of the Devil's Desert.

Trippy

I was born...

...in a world of light!!! Aggieland comes through again. Great performance by Texas A & M.

Raht Heuh!!!

Miners Mine Their Way to Vegas

Digging and digging for four years, New Mexico Tech brings the pain at UNLV.

Linky Dinky Heeerie