Competitors

Important Dates

  • March 21, 2022 | Registration Opens

  • April 26, 2022 | 1st Hotel Block Cut off

  • May 8, 2022 | Registration Deadline

  • May 8, 2022 | 2nd Hotel Block Cut off

  • May 12, 2022 | Registration Payment Due

  • May 20, 2022 | Cost Estimation Form Due

* Due dates may be adjusted & more may be added as needed.

Competition Logistics

In the case of unexpected travel delays, please contact Santiago Bertero. Teams arriving late to Aesthetics due to travel complications will not be penalized, but must coordinate with the planning team to make the appropriate arrangements.

All teams will be responsible for their own personal protection equipment (PPE) for use during competition.

Aesthetics and Layout

Bridges will be set up for Aesthetics on the west side of the indoor practice facility.


Bridges may be dropped off for Aesthetics anytime in the set up window (11:00AM-3:00PM). Refer to the maps in the mailer for the drop-off location. The drop-off zone is restricted to vehicles actively unloading bridges and teams will be asked to keep the drop-off zone clear by keeping a steady flow of traffic.


Please enter the drop-off zone with your vehicle, immediately unload your bridge, and immediately leave the drop-off zone. Please park your vehicle in the approved Lane Stadium South Endzone Lot 2. Virginia Tech and the SSBC organizing group are not responsible for bridges that are dropped off.

Main Competition Day Instructions

The current plan is for bridges to be dropped off at the south end of the practice facility, near Gate 7 of Lane Stadium - please refer to Mailer #2 for more detailed maps. This location is subject to change up to the day of the competition; an email will be sent to the advisors and captains from each team in such an event.


Teams will be asked to keep the drop-off zone clear by keeping a steady flow of traffic. Please enter the drop-off zone with your vehicle, immediately unload your bridge, and immediately leave the drop-off zone. Please park your vehicle in the approved Lane Stadium South Endzone Lot 2. Note that each team is responsible for handling and watching their own bridge.


Competition Order

  1. University of California, San Diego

  2. University of Alaska, Fairbanks

  3. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  4. Kennesaw State University

  5. Brigham Young University

  6. Colorado School of Mines

  7. Tennessee Tech University

  8. University of Florida

  9. Drexel University

  10. Virginia Tech

  11. George Mason University

  12. SUNY College of Technology at Canton

  13. University of Connecticut

  14. University of California, Berkeley

  15. Louisiana State University

  16. Marquette University

  17. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

  18. Michigan Technological University

  19. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

  20. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  21. University of Wisconsin-Platteville

  22. University at Buffalo

  23. University of Minnesota Duluth

  24. Oregon Institute of Technology

  25. Kansas State University

  26. University of British Columbia

  27. Lafayette College

  28. Utah State University

  29. Vanderbilt University

  30. University of Alaska, Anchorage

  31. Norwich University

  32. Lakehead University

  33. Missouri University of Science and Technology

  34. Northeastern University

  35. Youngstown State University

Competition Layout

Practice Facility Layout.pdf

Bridge Storage and Shipment

If your school needs to ship your bridge in advance, please contact Zachary Coleman by May 4 before the competition. For competitions after April 21, please contact Zachary Coleman as soon as possible after your competition.

Your bridge may be delivered at the earliest, starting May 19 before the competition, Monday-Friday during business hours. You will coordinate the delivery with Zachary Coleman. You bridge will be available for pickup on Thursday May 26 from 9 am - 5 pm.

Thomas M. Murray Structures Lab

255 Inventive Lane Blacksburg, VA 24060

* Bridges can also be picked up by appointment if none of the times work for your team.

* Teams are responsible for all costs associated to shipping their bridge. Virginia Tech is not responsible for any bridges that are lost or damaged.

SSBC Team Resources

Visit aisc.org/ssbc for more information as a team competing in the 2022 Student Steel Bridge Competition.