Growing our understanding of effective engineering practices while also growing future professionals.
Steel Bridge is one of the great projects offered by ASCE at UCI. As you might have guessed from our name, we build a 20-foot steel bridge with the help of members just like you! Not only do we get to learn exciting tools of the metalwork trade like machining and welding, we also learn how to apply the theory we study in class into a working model. From planning to design, this project dabbles in useful skills like project management and structural steel design.
This project is built to compete against 18 other universities at the Pacific Southwest Conference, which will be hosted here at UC Irvine in the spring of 2017! If we rank in the top 3 after a barrage of trials, which includes a race of assembly and culminates in a vertical load tests of 2,500-pounds, we will compete against the top schools from around the nation at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.
We invite you to join ASCE to be part of our family of extraordinary engineers. We will begin designing and safety trainings in Fall Quarter for our project members. This will include certifications to work in our campus laboratories and also workshops for programs like: AutoCAD and SAP2000. In Winter Quarter, those with lab certifications can be a part of our fabrication process where we actually start to build the bridge. Once the bridge is complete we’ll start to practice runs in assembling the bridge.
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