The Competition

The Steel Bridge Competition Team at Berkeley is a structural engineering based competition team that participates in the AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition at the National and Regional level by following a complete project cycle: design, drafting, fabrication and construction! Members of the team become familiar with softwares like AutoCAD, SAP2000, Solidworks and Fusion 360 as well as using fabrication machinery. We bring to competition a ~20ft steel bridge that is entirely student made! For more information check out: AISC SSBC Website.

What We Do

In the fall semester, the Cal Steel Bridge Team works on the design of the bridge. All members participate in design teams to determine the best design according to the rules for the year. By the end of the design segment, every individual is proficient in AutoCAD and SAP2000. After determining our design, our SolidWorks team produces shop drawings for fabrication. In the spring semester, the team heads over to one of two shops: Davis or Etcheverry. In the shops, students fabricate every single member and connection on the bridge. After fabrication, we put our construction team to work on putting our bridge together quickly and efficiently. Our team is open to all majors and no prior knowledge is required. We'll teach you everything from the ground up!