Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) wins again with overall 1st ranking in AISC 2017 National Student Steel Bridge Competition

Over the past weekend, forty-three teams from around the world participated in the the AISC 2017 National Student Steel Bridge Competition in Corvallis, Oregon. It was an exciting event that showcased talent, innovation and engineering excellence as the student teams went head to head designing and constructing their bridge structures.

For a second year in a row, Ecole de Technologie Superieure won 1st place Overall.  ETS also won 2nd place in the Efficiency category and 3rd place in the Construction Speed, Weight and economy categories. Lakehead won 1st place in the Display category.

The results for the Canadian teams and the top 3 are as follows:

Construction Speed (sec)

1        Lafayette College    3.55
2        University of California Berkeley 4.25
3        Ecole de Technologie Superieure          4.28
4        Lakehead University         4.50
17      University of British Columbia     9.00
33      Universite Laval      19.38

(both Lafayette and Berkley used slider temporary piers which will probably be outlawed for the next competition.)

Weight (lb)

1        California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo    97.0
2        University of Alaska Fairbanks    100.8
3        Ecole de Technologie Superieure          100.8
9        Lakehead University         129.8
25      University of British Columbia     175.0
36      Universite Laval      361.2

(ties were broken based on the display scores)

Display        

1        Lakehead University
2        Youngstown State University
3        California State University, Northridge
17      Universite Laval
27      University of British Columbia
35      Ecole de Technologie Superieure

Deflection (in)

1        Tongji University    0.62
2        Missouri – Kansas City      0.62
3        Lafayette College    0.69
6        Ecole de Technologie Superieure          0.83
13      Lakehead University         1.07
29      Universite Laval      1.55
38      University of British Columbia     3.09

Economy               

1        Lafayette College    $592,500
2        UC Berkeley $697,500
3        Ecole de Technologie Superieure          $702,500
4        Lakehead University         $930,000
17      University of British Columbia     $1,860,000
28      Universite Laval      $2,967,500

Efficiency               

1        California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo    $1,740,000
2        Ecole de Technologie Superieure          $1,838,000
3        SUNY Canton          $2,012,000
12      Lakehead University         $2,368,000
34      University of British Columbia     $4,840,000
35      Universite Laval      $5,162,000

Overall                  

1        Ecole de Technologie Superieure          $2,540,500
2        Lafayette College    $2,630,500
3        California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo    $2,797,500
5        Lakehead University         $3,298,000
27      University of British Columbia     $6,700,000
30      Universite Laval      $8,129,500

The full results can be seen at http://www.nssbc.info/History/2017NSSBCRankings.pdf or http://www.nssbc.info/History/2017NSSBC_NationalResults.xlsx

Congratulations to all the winning teams!