Schedule

Friday, May 22

Saturday, May 23

SSBC PARTICIPANT FORUM

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Lane Stadium Media Room

CHECK-IN

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Lane Stadium Concourse

AESTHETICS SET UP

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Lane Stadium Concourse

JUDGES' LUNCHEON & TRAINING MEETING

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Lane Stadium Media Room

LUNCH OPTIONS*

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Main Street or First & Main

AESTHETICS JUDGING

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Lane Stadium Concourse

CAPTAINS' MEETING

5:00 p.m. | TBD

SOCIAL EVENT

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | TBD

SOCIAL EVENT DINNER

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | TBD

*Virginia Tech will provide a list of restaurants and directions of nearby locations. Please reference the directions page for more details.

TEAMS 1-5 ARRIVE (STAGE BY 7:30 AM)

7:00 a.m. | Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility

TEAMS 6-10 ARRIVE (PRE-STAGE BY 7:45 AM)

7:15 a.m. | Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility

MAIN COMPETITION BEGINS

8:00 a.m. | Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility

COMPETITION LUNCH

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | TBD

AWARDS BANQUET

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility

Event Details

Team Registration Check In and Bridge Drop Off/Setup

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Lane Stadium Concourse

Please have one or two student representatives check-in at registration table and pick-up all competition materials between 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For bridge drop off instructions, visit our competitor resources page.

Aesthetics (Display)

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Lane Stadium Concourse

Before the main competition, Aesthetics judging (previously called Display) will take place. During Aesthetics judging, 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 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The judging starts prompt ly at 2:30 p.m. The event will be outside, but under cover! Get ready to start the competition and enjoy the *hopefully* good Blacksburg weather! Information on food options is provided on the competitor resources page.

SSBC Participant Forum

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Lane Stadium Media Room

The SSBC Participant Forum is an opportunity for all teams to gather with AISC and discuss the future of the competition. It is strongly encouraged that each team attends the meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Captains' Meeting

5:00 p.m. | TBD

During the Captains’ Meeting, the Rules and Official Clarifications are reviewed and questions are answered by the regional Head Judge for the last time before the competition begins. All captains are required to attend and the captain should report back to his/her team and inform them of pertinent information that was discussed. The Captains' Meeting is only open to one captain per School. 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.

Social Event

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | TBD

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | TBD

Come out and enjoy a plethora of games before the big competition! We'll have a dodgeball competition, cornhole boards, and basketball. If you don't want to play a game, you can walk around the track. Food will be provided in a TBD location.

Main Competition

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Indoor Practice Facility

The big event! The main competition consists of construction, lateral and vertical load testing and bridge weighing. Spectators are welcome. Registration is not required for spectators, but is required for competitors, team members and faculty advisors. For more information on the competition team schedule and floor layout, visit our competitor resources page.

Awards Ceremony/ Banquet

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Indoor Practice Facility

Let's celebrate! Join us at the Indoor Practice Facility (i.e., where the Main Competition was) for the SSBC Awards Ceremony. Dinner will be provided. Please dress in business casual attire. *Registration is required.