Friday, May 27
Saturday, May 28
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
AESTHETICS SET UP
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
JUDGES LUNCHEON & TRAINING MEETING
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Lane Stadium Media Room
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Main Street or First & Main
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - last question | 1670 Litton Reaves
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Squires Student Center Breakzone
TEAMS 1-5 ARRIVE
7:00 a.m. → finish staging by 7:30 a.m.
TEAMS 6-10 ARRIVE
7:15 a.m. → finish pre-staging by 7:45 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Team Registration Check In and Bridge Drop Off/Setup
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Indoor Practice Facility
Please have one or two student representatives check-in at the registration table and pick-up all competition materials. For bridge drop off instructions, visit our competitor resources page.
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Indoor Practice Facility
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 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The judging starts promptly at 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. | 1670 Litton Reaves Hall
Attendance is mandatory for Team Captains
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 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.
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Squires Breakzone
Join us in Squires Student Center in the Breakzone for bowling, billiards, table tennis, and more! This will be a fun environment for students to mingle and relax before the main competition! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
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. 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. For more information on the competition team schedule and floor layout, visit our competitor resources page.
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 closing banquet and SSBC Awards Ceremony. Our guest speaker for the evening will be an alumnus of Virginia Tech, John Hillman, who is a pioneering force in the bridge construction industry.
Please dress in business casual attire.
*Registration is required.