Friday, May 31, 2013

Display Day

Good Luck to the Bold and the Beautiful this afternoon!!!

Paint, Structure, Finish, Poster, Information


Congrats to all the former UC Davis ASCE members and especially those Chrome Ollie alumni who have secured their full PE licenses or at least their partials.  It's a big step forward, and a good move for California to have so many good minds with stamps!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

On The Road...

...with Bucky Bridge


NJIT Write Up


Safe Travels

Happy Road Trippin'

Be Safe

Don't Drink and Drive

Friday, May 24, 2013

Georgia Tech Gearing Up


UMass Lowell Write Up

River Hawks ready to rumble: Link

A Bridge into the Future
The steel bridge competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, requires that students design and fabricate a scale model of a steel bridge according to the specifications in the contest’s rule book, and then construct the model on-site during the competition. The bridges are judged based on construction speed and economy, lightness, stiffness and structural efficiency as well as overall performance and poster presentation.
UMass Lowell’s steel girder bridge spans 15 feet, 10½ inches long; 2 feet, 8½ wide and weighs 104 pounds. It can support a load totaling 2,500 pounds. The bridge’s 39 pieces are held together by 66 bolts and, during the regional competition, it took four team members less than10 minutes to build it. 
This year’s steel bridge team is comprised of 19 civil engineering majors — 13 males and six females. 
“We are all really excited and proud to be able to represent the University at the national level,” says senior Ross Gladstone, who is the team’s project manager. “It is a great opportunity for us to see what other top schools are doing around the country.”
Ross says the team is hoping to place in the top 10 among the 49 teams that will be competing.

“We are working to improve our score in Construction Economy category by reducing the number of builders and the construction time,” he says.
UMass Lowell hosted the Northeast regional steel bridge competition in 1997 and will host it again next spring. To see photos of this year’s competition, go to the team's Facebook page. 
“The students deserve the bulk of the credit, and the keywords that help explain their success are ‘continuity’ and ‘student leadership,’ ” says Bruell. “They did not achieve this feat overnight — they have incorporated a series of gradual improvements into their preparation for these competitions, and it has paid off tremendously. We have always had some extraordinary students in our program, and within the last six or seven years, these students decided to focus on these competitions and to compete to win.”

Delaware Getting Ready


SPSU: Top 10 in Country

Link  (4th in Southeast Conference)

NJIT: 8x Metro Champs

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bossy Cow Cow

The Ags look poised to do some damage in Seattle.  Looking much faster and polished since MidPac.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Congratulations to West Point

When you think your typical day is tough...just remember the young men and women in West Point, NY.

The Steel Bridge Team consisted of Team Captain Seth Bell and Team Members Trevor Knowles, Kyle Kilroy, Rich Austring, Chalermpat Pariya-Ekkasut and Joseph Speight. Tasked with designing an all-steel bridge, the West Point Steel Bridge Team designed and manufactured each piece for constructability and performance in mind. The team was able to construct the bridge in less than 30 minutes under numerous constraints, including limitations on freedom of movement in order to represent building the bridge over a river.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Revell Rules

Congratulations to Chrome Ollie alumnus (2005-2008) Jessica Revell.  Who has successfully completed her M.S. in Structural Engineering from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Rev will take her talents to Parsons Brinckerhoff in Chicago...Bridge Division of course!

Newbie Jessica, Salt Flats, Utah, May 2006

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Person-Mile Awards

Okay, shout it are you getting to Seattle and how FAR are you driving/flying to get there?

For a change, the Alaskans have a relatively easy trip into the Emerald City, but for some of you in the Southeast, probably not the case.

Roll call to the Battle in Seattle!  Please Comment!

Also, congratulations to all those who qualified, and of course, congratulations to all those who didn't.  It matters to compete, some schools don't even try, and that's a shame!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"U-Dub" 2013 NSSBC Order

George Mason
SUNY Buffalo
Central Florida
University of Delaware
UC Berkeley
CSU Sacramento
Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Missouri, S&T
Michigan State
UC Davis
Marshall University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
SD School of Mines
U Mass Lowell
CSU Northridge
University of Washington 
Michigan Tech
Milwaukee School of Engineering
University of British Columbia
Lafayette College
Arkansas State
SUNY Canton
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Texas A&M
University of Texas, San Antonio
Washington State University
Utah State
University of Kansas
Western Kentucky
Iowa State
Brigham Young University
Kansas State
Cal Poly, SLO
Georgia Tech
South Florida
University of Maryland
Louisiana, Lafayette
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Monday, May 6, 2013


Not a single swear word. (sorry, had to do it)


They Are Marshall

UNH Stuff

Marquette Weighs In

Portland State Competes, Will Host 2014 PNWRC


Buffalo Buffs It

Ready to Roll in Grungeland: Linkabuff


Sled Dogs get it on at the New England Regional: Linkusky

Mid-Pac Finally Sending 3

Big Sac will invade the Pacific Northwest this month:  Linkornet


CSUN takes you into the ring: Linkador

Poly Recap

CP SLO will look to overtake CSUN and the rest of the country in Seattle: Linktang

Lawrence Tech

North Central keeps the quality high! Linkarai


Keeps on Rolling! Link