Monday, April 30, 2012

Word from Seattle...

Unfortunately, Oregon Tech had to drop out of the competition.  Reasons at this time are undisclosed.  

Last Weekend

No word yet from Seattle or Easton.

SOTD: Monday - April 30th, 2012


Friday, April 27, 2012

Minnesota Prepping

http://www.ce.umn.edu/

SOTD: April 27th - 2012

Good luck to those in the Mid-Atlantic and to everybody up in the Northwest.  The Battle in Seattle!  Go Get It!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UMKC Takes First at MidCon

http://info.umkc.edu/scenews/2012/04/23/umkc-steel-bridge-team-wins-first-place-overall-at-regionals/

Mizzou


Clarkson


Updation Nation


 NYCCT 
 NJIT 
 UMKC 
 Steel Willie  
 Mizzou 
 SUNY Canton 
 ÉTS 
 Wisconsin Madison 
 LSU (Swept Regional) 
 UC Berkeley (Swept Regional) 
 UC Davis 
 Clemson 
 Ramblin' Wreck 
 UNLV 
 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Swept Regional) 
 Cal State Northridge 
 Lakehead 
 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
 Iowa State 
 USF 
 Florida 
 Vandy 
 Michigan 
 Michigan Tech 
 WVU Tech 
 UVA 
 Catholic University
 Université Laval
 UNH 
 MIT  
 BYU 
 Colorado School of Mines 
 Utah State 
 University of Akron 
 Youngstown State University 
 University of Louisville 
 UTEP 
 Texas A and M, College Station 
 Universidad de Autónoma 

SOTD: Tuesday - April 24th, 2012


Two More

Only Two More Regionals to Go.


Good Luck to those competing over in Easton and up in Seattle!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

SOTD: Saturday/Sunday - April 21-22, 2012

Double Dose:




Update Me

 Here's Who Competed This Weekend (hangovers suck don't they?) 


Great Lakes @ Bradley University: April 19-21
Metro @ NYCC of Technology: April 20-22
MidCon @ Nebraska, Lincoln: April 19-21
Upstate NY @ Clarkson/SUNY Canton: April 19-21


 NYCCT 
 NJIT 
 SUNY Canton 
 ÉTS 
 Wisconsin Madison 
 LSU (Swept Regional) 
 UC Berkeley (Swept Regional) 
 UC Davis 
 Clemson 
 Ramblin' Wreck 
 UNLV 
 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Swept Regional) 
 Cal State Northridge 
 Lakehead 
 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
 Iowa State 
 USF 
 Florida 
 Vandy 
 Michigan 
 Michigan Tech 
 WVU Tech 
 UVA 
 Catholic University
 Université Laval
 UNH 
 MIT  
 BYU 
 Colorado School of Mines 
 Utah State 
 University of Akron 
 Youngstown State University 
 University of Louisville 
 UTEP 
 Texas A and M, College Station 
 Universidad de Autónoma 

Wentworth from the New England



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Latest from Missouri S&T


Steel Bridge team leader Chris Ferguson has managed this group with a deft touch. Not only did he keep the team focused on their goals for the past 6-7 months, been the driving force behind many nights of assembly rehearsal, but he's even covered the little details.Chris booked a study room in the Nebraska-Lincoln Engineering Library so that his teammates would have a quiet place to take calculus and Diffy-Q exams. It's that kind of "taking care of the troops" that is the hallmark of a good leader!Did he actually assemble today's bridge? No, but he did prowl the sidelines like a Division 1 basketball coach, shouting encouragement, calling "plays", and making sure the build crew didn't miss any small details.S&T drew a lot of applause by posting the fastest assembly time, but later teams who had less complex bridges did manage to pull ahead of the Miners. Hats off to Mizzou for hitting an amazing 15+ minutes score, which we think was the fastest time of the day.Chris reports S&T also had the lightest bridge at the event, which counts for some points, but en route to the loading station things went awry. Seems the bridge is a great design for supporting loads, but not so good at being lifted to move. During the move outside one of the bridge piers came partly undone, nothing a rubber mallet wouldn't fix, but rules prohibit any "repairs" once the structures are complete.S&T's entry sailed through the lateral and offset tests, and barely broke a sweat when most of the steel bars were added to the bridge. But when it came time to add a smaller load "cantilever-style", that mis-aligned bridge pier became an issue and the team lost its strong position in the standings.There's still a decent chance that other performance factors will put the Miners back in a strong position, and maybe even qualify for the national event. S&T has a light, good looking bridge, and the betting is that some of the simpler bridges just won't be able to support much weight.So it's still anybody's game.

More From the Central Michigan Broncos

http://www.ce.cmu.edu/news/2012-steel-bridge.html

KU KU!

http://www2.ku.edu/~kunews/cgi-bin/ku-students-competing-in-civil-engineering-contests

Go (MSOE) Raiders

http://youtu.be/K_jfjCDZqfo

It's Picnic Day 2012!



Get Down!


Any updates from the Regionals going on this weekend comment here...should have an updated Blog by 7 pm PT tonight.

Friday, April 20, 2012

MST Will Go 7th at MidCon

A live analysis of the Miner performance online...unreal.

http://experiencethis.mst.edu/2012/04/steel_bridge_team_judged_on_ae.html


http://experiencethis.mst.edu/

More From the Canton Roos

SUNY Canton  



SOTD: Friday - April 20th, 2012

First of all a quick shoutout to my niece on her 5th Birthday! 


 As for all you stoners...dude...aliens did it...mini universes...Funyuns.



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

If You Can Dream It...You Can Do It!

Good Luck to all those competing this weekend!

More From MidPac


Big Sac Prepping for Loading


Fresno Assembling


Pacific Tigers Improving Every Year  


Wolf Pack Getting Their Run In


Tongji Countdown


Tongji Prepping at Loading Zone


Chico Drops a Load


San Jose State Rock the High Bars


California Aggie Builders Trying to Calm Their Nerves

SOTD: Wednesday - April 18, 2012


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Up To Date List: 4/15/12


 LSU (Swept Regional) 
 UC Berkeley (Swept Regional) 
 UC Davis 
 Clemson 
 Ramblin' Wreck 
 UNLV 
 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Swept Regional) 
 Cal State Northridge 
 Lakehead 
 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
 Iowa State 
 USF 
 Florida 
 Vandy 
 Michigan 
 Michigan Tech 
 WVU Tech 
 UVA 
 Catholic University
 Université Laval
 UNH 
 MIT  
 BYU 
 Colorado School of Mines 
 Utah State 
 University of Akron 
 Youngstown State University 
 University of Louisville 
 UTEP 
 Texas A and M, College Station 
 Universidad de Autónoma 

SOTD: Sunday - April 15th, 2012


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great Lakes at Bradley

Bradley, ASCE host midwest engineering conference

Coming Conferences, Again


Great Lakes @ Bradley University: April 19-21
Metro @ NYCC of Technology: April 20-22
MidCon @ Nebraska, Lincoln: April 19-21
Upstate NY @ Clarkson/SUNY Canton: April 19-21

MidAtlantic @ Lafayette College: April 27-29
PNWRC @ Washington/Seattle U: April 26-28

SOTD: Saturday, April 14, 2012


Tiger Uppercut

From what I gather, LSU was tops at the Deep South...not sure about any other qualifiers from that region.





Friday, April 13, 2012

One of These Days...

...Somebody reading this blog will build a Bridge that sends them right to the top...


Regarding Scores and Pics

They aren't posted here.  Especially those that have qualified.  If this were 4 years ago, I probably would...but the fact is, it's out there for you spies to find...so do some freaking work yourselves.

Side Question:  If you are a Truss Bridge and have qualified for Nats, comment...shoot, if you're a stack and have qualified for Clemson comment.

It's On Today...Scary Movie Time


Missouri S&T Ready to Dig in Lincoln

MST Miners Eye Prizes at MidCon 2012

Song of the Day: Friday, 4.13.12


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Louisville (Official Video)

Very Nice Cards.


SUNY Canton Fixin' To Host the Upstate NY

Right Here Y'all:

2012 Upstate New York Regional Conference

Great Game

https://sites.google.com/site/uofmsteelbridge/bridge-fun

Deep South 2012

Does anybody have any information regarding placements?

This is what we know of LA Tech: The Louisiana Tech steel bridge team, who also participated in the competition, won first place in the Economy category, second place in Display, and third place in Construction Speed.

Song of The Day: Thursday - 4/12/12


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NJIT Wiki

This has to go up, because like a group of bosses, the NJIT Steel Bridge Team has its own Wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NJIT_Steel_Bridge_Team

Temple Getting After It



Not in the habit of posting actual SB videos before the fact...but Temple is a Team most don't know about, so here you go.

Have To Post It


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Word

Right now, based on Regional Scores...and the idea of "If Performed At Peak" Scores...Cal, Laval, MIT, Minnesota, Cal Poly, UTEPMichigan and UC Davis are right up there at the Top come Clemson.  More Regionals to come:

Great Lakes @ Bradley University: April 19-21
Metro @ NYCC of Technology: April 20-22
MidCon @ Nebraska, Lincoln: April 19-21
Upstate NY @ Clarkson/SUNY Canton: April 19-21

MidAtlantic @ Lafayette College: April 27-29
PNWRC @ Washington/Seattle U: April 26-28


USU Set For National Bid

http://www.engineering.usu.edu/htm/news/articleID=16900


I count 13 Godzilla Loads...

10th Anniversary

Couldn't be any prouder of these Ags.

Aggies Set To Go For Gold in Clemson



Monday, April 9, 2012

The Hawai'ians

YOU HAVE 3 YEARS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.



More From Colorado, Denver


Utah State RMR Write Up

USU Aggie Engineers

From The Land Of Cheese and Brats

Pardon my Bronson reference..."Very Funny Boys."  Looks like the trip to Endres has worked out well:  http://bridge.slc.engr.wisc.edu//



Also, you can follow Bucky Bridge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/uwsteelbridge (Very Cool!)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Up To Date NSSBC Invitee List

 UC Berkeley (Swept Regional) 
 UC Davis 
 Clemson 
 Ramblin' Wreck 
 UNLV 
 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Swept Regional) 
 Cal State Northridge 
 Lakehead 
 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
 Iowa State 
 USF 
 Florida 
 Vandy 
 Michigan 
 Michigan Tech 
 WVU Tech 
 UVA 
 Catholic University
 Université Laval
 UNH 
 MIT  
 BYU 
 Colorado School of Mines 
 Utah State 
 University of Akron 
 Youngstown State University 
 University of Louisville 
 UTEP 
 Texas A and M, College Station 
 Universidad de Autónoma 

PNWRC 2012

The University of Washington and Seattle U are joining forces to host the 2012 PNWRC.  Does anybody have a link to a schedule?  I'm considering going to this and covering it officially.



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Atta Boy Jeff Spiro...

https://www.facebook.com/UCDavis/posts/402628149767111

Many Thanks!

I just want to say thanks to everybody who has contributed thus far.  As part of what I call "The Old Guard", it is refreshing to see the next generation embrace technology and awareness like this blog.  Technology sparked a revolution in Egypt, and I think it has helped raise the consciousness of the NSSBC.  I may snark back or take a few jabs now and then, but don't think for a second that I haven't been there...good OR bad, I've been a part of teams that got dinged at Regionals by a dimensional violation or by a huge construction blunder, and I've been part of an effort that produced a National Championship...it's a roller coaster, especially for you newbies, so keep up the good work, and remember that it's all worth it.  Learn as much as you can...then just let your work ethic take over.


Cheers!

Topper This...

http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/engineering-2012regionals/


 In the steel bridge competition, WKU finished fourth overall behind Akron, Youngstown State and Louisville. The team constructed the bridge in the fastest amount of time of any school at the competition and with no construction errors.  In addition, the bridge was the lightest bridge at the competition. 

Tidbit on Louisiana Tech

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/ltu-lts040512.php

The Louisiana Tech steel bridge team, who also participated in the competition, won first place in the Economy category, second place in Display, and third place in Construction Speed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Virginia Tech Video

I would love to see UC Davis do something like this...however, it would only take money away from the University...and it's not really research...so it's obviously useless. lol, I keed, I keed

FAST FORWARD TO 44:00 TO SEE THE HOKIE SBT




Priceless

From MST...for most Bridges this Regional Season...there is only one moment of anxiety...the lateral load test.  Pass it and you get the ticket to the Big Show...let it slide a 1/16th too far, and it's all for naught...so double secure that lateral load, and take your chances at Clemson.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

From a Special Correspondent...

...near Golden, CO:

List of currently Qualified Teams, any additions or subtractions that have been confirmed would be welcome!

updated 4/5/12 ... 1:40 pm PT

 UC Berkeley (Swept Regional)
 UC Davis 
 Clemson 
 Ramblin' Wreckc
 UNLV 
 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Swept Regional) 
 Cal State Northridge 
 Lakehead 
 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 
 Iowa State 
 USF 
 Florida 
 Vandy 
 Michigan 
 Virginia Tech  
 WVU Tech 
 UVA 
 Catholic University 
 Université Laval 
 UNH 
 MIT  
 BYU 
 Colorado School of Mines 
 Utah State 
 University of Akron 
 Youngstown State University 
 University of Louisville 
 UTEP 
Texas A and M, College Station 
 Universidad de Autónoma