Schedule

* Location of all events is the Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility unless otherwise specified *

Refer to the Logistics page for venue maps

Friday, May 27

Saturday, May 28

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN

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

LUNCH OPTIONS*

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

AESTHETICS JUDGING

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CAPTAINS MEETING

5:30 p.m. - last question | 1670 Litton Reaves

SOCIAL EVENT

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.

MAIN COMPETITION

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

COMPETITION LUNCH

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

AWARDS BANQUET

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

*Lunch on Friday is not included in the registration - teams should take lunch breaks as convenient. Virginia Tech will provide a list of restaurants and directions of nearby locations. Please reference the logistics page for more details.

Event Details

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.

Aesthetics

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.

Captains Meeting

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.

Social Event

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.

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. 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.

Awards 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 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.