Lunch on Friday is not included in the registration - teams should take lunch breaks as convenient.

Event Details


11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Please have one or two student representatives check-in at the registration table and pick-up all competition materials.


 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Aesthetics judging will take place the Friday before the main competition. All of the bridges will be erected and on display at the same time in the same location. Aesthetics set up is from 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The judging starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. 

Captains Meeting 

5:30 p.m.

Attendance is mandatory for Team Captains 

During the Captains Meeting, the Rules and Official Clarifications are reviewed and questions are answered by the national head judge for the last time before the competition begins. All captains are required to attend and other members are welcome to attend. A Team Captain is defined as: One builder designated to represent the team for the entire competition, and who signifies when the builders are ready to start timed construction, declares the finish, and signs the data forms. 

Main Competition

 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The big event! The main competition consists of construction, lateral and vertical load testing, and bridge weighing. We encourage teams to get to the competition venue with ample time to prepare for their build. Only designated team members are allowed on the competition floor and are required to wear the appropriate PPE. Refer to the Rules for more details. 

Spectators are welcome! Registration is not required for spectators, but it is required for competitors, team members and faculty advisors. 

Awards Banquet

 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Let's celebrate! Join us for the closing banquet and SSBC Awards Ceremony. 

Please dress in business casual attire. 

*Registration is required.  

Please contact Becca Bauman at for any questions regarding the schedule.