2020 AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition Texas Regional Event

The 2020 Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) Texas Regional Event took place in Arlington, TX on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The design challenge was particularly difficult this year, but that did not stop student participants from attacking the problem with creative and innovative solutions that leveraged their steel design and analysis coursework. They committed hundreds of hours to the design and fabrication of their bridges and learned a lot, regardless of the outcome. See a recap of the event below. We look forward to seeing you next year!

2020 SSBC Texas Regional Event Competing Teams

University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Tyler

University of Texas at El Paso

Results

FIRST PLACE OVERALL

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

SECOND PLACE OVERALL

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The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler)

Aesthetics

  1. UT Tyler
  2. UTSA
  3. UT Arlington

Construction Speed

  1. UTSA
  2. UT Tyler

Economy

  1. UTSA
  2. UT Tyler

Efficiency

  1. UTSA
  2. UT Tyler

Lightness

  1. UTSA
  2. UT Tyler

Stiffness

  1. UTSA
  2. UT Tyler

Event Highlights

Our Sponsors, Nucor and TSSI cheered on our participating teams and offered internships and career opportunities!

UT- Arlington won third place in Aesthetics!

All teams displayed fantastic team work and sportsmanship!

Thank you to our 2020 SSBC Texas Regional Event Sponsors!

And a special thank you to :

Choctaw Erectors, Inc. graciously volunteered to store our SSBC Texas Regional Event equipment until the 2021 competition next year. They even picked up the equipment for us after the competition! Thank you, Choctaw Erectors, Inc!


The Student Steel Bridge Competition (SBBC) is sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). AISC works with host schools to plan the Regional Events and the National Finals. Top finishers at the 2020 Regional Events qualify to compete at the 2020 National Finals to be held at Virginia Tech on May 22-23, 2020.

All competition events are governed by the 2020 Rules document. Please contact faron@aisc.org with any questions regarding the competition, including questions about the 2020 Rules and the National Finals.