Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Video Vault: 2007 NSSBC

Some key construction runs from the 
CSU Northridge NSSBC 2007.


Story behind the 2007 NSSBC.  It was an extremely close competition at the top.  I think NDSU and UC Davis were separated by something like 15 seconds in construction time for the Overall...what made it more enjoyable was that Wisconsin, and what many didn't know or don't remember, Lafayette College, were good enough to win it as well...but fell due to some mistakes.  Lakehead, Texas at Austin, SUNY Canton and Virginia Tech also performed very, very well.

Full 2007 NSSBC results:

(as with all these raw footage videos...I hold no responsibility to anything said in the background, lol)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Michigan has Steel

Wolverines! (Red Dawn comes out soon...)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Article on the new Bay Bridge

Howdy y'all!  The big news out west is the countdown to the opening of the revolutionary new Bay Bridge SAS design.  Going from Oakland to Treasure Island.  It will be quite the event in the engineering world.

Props to UC Davis Adjunct Assistant Professor Brian Maroney (shown below leading a rare tour in the anchorage zone) who is helping oversee current construction, and was integral in the seismic performance evaluation during the design phase for the new spans.

Michigan: 2011-2012 Year in Review

Montréal Steel Bridge

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Buffin' It!

Colorado, Boulder builds their 2012 Design.

(side note: Former Colorado Head Coach Dan Hawkins, and UC Davis alumni, will likely be taking over the Aggie HC duties after Bob Biggs retires in two weeks...go Hawk!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Just Don't Fail Your Midterms Fellas...

...and ladies, give the engineers a break, they're trying.

Bridge of the Week: 11.5.12

Alameda Bridge
Valencia, Spain
Designer: Santiago Calatrava