2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition

NSSBCThe University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UW CEE) is excited to announce that they have been selected to host the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC)! The competition will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2013 and is jointly organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and UW CEE. Student teams from approximately 45 universities from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico that have qualified for the national competition by placing at the top of their regional competition will be descending on Seattle for the NSSBC. This is a platform to showcase the most elite civil engineering students.

Steel Bridge Student working on ModelThe mission of the Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) is to grant civil engineering students a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection and testing; culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes both performance and economy. Categories of the competition are display, construction speed, lightness, stiffness, construction economy, and structural efficiency.

Steel Bridge StudentsEach team consisting of enthusiastic students will spend countless hours throughout the school year in preparation for the competition through meetings for design, moving forward to bridge fabrication and assembly practices, and concluding with the competition itself. The SSBC is a unique experience that enriches the involved students’ civil engineering education, making the SSBC significant to developing the next generation of civil engineering leaders.

The links on the right of this page will contain detailed information on the 2013 NSSBC, including information for participants, sponsors and volunteers. For more information or to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer, send email to: nssbc13@u.washington.edu.

Student Directors: Rosslyn Luke and Francesca Renouard
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Berman
Contact the 2013 NSSBC: nssbc13@u.washington.edu



National Level Sponsors


AISC        ASCE


AISI         NSBA






Solid Works          LAW


Nucor         SSEF


Steel Level Sponsors


BGFMA             AISC Boeing

Gold Level Sponsors




Silver Level Sponsors

PacTrans           PDM Steel


Bronze Level Sponsors

Buckland and Taylor           SEF

ASCE8   Portland Bolt


Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Berman

UW ASCE Website