Bentley Institute Sponsors AISC’s Student Steel Bridge Competition - 2021
Welcome back! It is our pleasure to be associated with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) again as the National Software Sponsor for 2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC)! This year marks the 13th year of our partnership with AISC.
SSBC provides students with the opportunity to work as a part of design team, to directly apply engineering principles, and to test their skills in steel design, fabrication, scheduling, and project management. We continue to support AISC to foster the professional development of the next generation of engineers who will work in the structural design community and construction industry.
We are committed to providing free access to Bentley desktop applications along with additional training modules and support to all of the participating SSBC teams.
Access to Bentley Academic SELECT portfolio:
Along with comprehensive portfolio of more than 50 applications across the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) disciplines, as included in the Bentley Academic SELECT portfolio access to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition is provided for the entire duration of the Student Steel Bridge Competition – 2021 .We will soon contact your Faculty Advisor with more information about how to download the software and how to access the training content. If you fail to hear from your Faculty Advisor within the next few weeks or if you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
** Do remember to mention “Student Steel Bridge Competition 2021 – Request”, and provide the following information:
Access to training content and support:
A series of training videos have been made available for participating SSBC teams.
YouTube Training Course – A curated a training course – “Model Steel Bridge Structures using STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition for the AISC Student Bridge Competition”
On-Demand learning materials (simply sign in using your STUDENTserver credentials, or register!):
Model Generation with STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition (short videos & accompanying practice workbook)
Loading and Analysis with STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition (short videos & accompanying practice workbook with dataset)
Note: Please refer - SSBC 2021 rules when designing and analyzing your bridge!
Expert forum – Product / Technical Support:
With our RAM | STAAD Forum you can talk to experts at Bentley, and from industry, anytime! Be sure to tag your Forum questions with #SteelBridge
Live training sessions:
We are in touch with SMEs ( Subject Matter Experts) in our company to possibly schedule live sessions providing training on STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition, based on the need and responses received from the various student teams. To submit a request for a live session, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Luck to all the participating teams, we look forward to meeting you at the National finals to be held at Virginia Tech in May 2021.