(Pictured above: Ecole de Technologie Superieure, 1st Place winner of the 2016 and 2017 NSSBC)
The CISC is a proud sponsor of the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition. This competition requires civil engineering students to design, fabricate and construct a steel bridge and encourages students to apply their theoretical knowledge in a hands-on project that addresses the full breadth of steel design requirements, including: aesthetics, construction speed, lightness, stiffness, economy and efficiency. Competitions are held at the Regional and National levels.
Regional competitions are held during the ASCE Student Regional Conferences. Eligible Colleges/Universities must have an established ASCE Student Chapter or ASCE International Student Group. For teams participating in the Regional Conferences, contact the CISC at firstname.lastname@example.org and the CISC will provide contact information for local CISC Members for sponsorship and fabrication assistance.
Invitations to compete at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) are extended to top performing teams from each regional conference. The CISC contributes $2000 to each Canadian team that qualifies for the National Competition.
CISC encourages each team to contact the CISC regional manager in their area to arrange for fabricators to donate material and teach the students to weld.
The 2018 NSSBC will be hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, from May 25-26, 2018. For more details about the National Student Steel Bridge Competition including eligibility, competition rules and registration, please visit the AISC website.
2017 ASCE/AISC NSSBC Results for Canadian Teams
Four teams from Canadian Universities participated at the 2017 ASCE/AISC NSSBC in Corvallis, Oregon on May 26-27. A total of 43 teams participated at this exciting event and ÉTS, for the second year in a row, placed first overall!
École de Technologie Supérieure: 1st Place Overall, National Competition
(1st Place Overall, ASCE Upstate New York Regional Conference)
| ETS Team Website |
Lakehead University: 4st Place Overall, National Competition
(1st Place Overall, ASCE Midwest Regional Conference)
University of British Columbia: 27th Place Overall, National Competition
(2nd Place Overall, ASCE Pacific North West Regional Conference)
| UBC Team Website |
Université Laval: 30th Place Overall, National Competition
(2nd Place Overall, ASCE New England Regional Conference)
Other Canadian Teams that participated at the Regional Level:
University of Waterloo: 4th Place Overall, ASCE Upstate New York Regional Conference
École Polytechnique de Montréal: Not Ranked, ASCE Upstate New York Regional Conference
University of Manitoba: Guest, ASCE Midwest Regional Conference
Out of 48 teams that qualified for the 2016 AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition the following teams were from Canadian universities:
Ecole de Technologie Superieure. (Placed 1st overall, NSSBC)
Lakehead University (Placed 19th overall, NSSBC)
University of British Columbia (Placed 17th overall, NSSBC)
Universite Laval (Placed 14th overall, NSSBC)
Other Canadian teams that participated at an ASCE Regional Conference in 2016 include:
University of Waterloo (Disqualified, ASCE Regional Conference, Upstate New York)
University of Manitoba (Participated as a guest, ASCE Regional Conference, Mid West)
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Disqualified, ASCE Regional Conference, Upstate New York)