Bentley Institute Sponsors AISC’s Student Steel Bridge Competition - 2020

We are pleased to associate with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as the National Software Sponsor for 2020 Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC)! This year marks the 12th 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 Bentley Academic SELECT portfolio, access to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition is provided for the entire duration of the Student Steel Bridge Competition – 2020 .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 academic@bentley.com

 

** Do remember to mention “Student Steel Bridge Competition 2020 – Request”, and provide the following information:

  • Name of the institution and Location
  • Name and Email Address of team's Faculty Advisor
  • Name and Email Address of Steel Bridge Team Captain(s)
  • Name and Email Address of each Steel Bridge team member requiring access to software, learning material, and support

In the event your school has Bentley’s Academic SELECT Subscription, both the faculty members and students already have access to all our software applications in Bentley Academic SELECT portfolio both in the school lab and via STUDENTserver appropriately.

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”

  1. Introduction to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
  2. Modeling Structural Members in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
  3. Assigning Properties in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
  4. Assigning Specifications and Supports in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
  5. Modelling and loading in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
  6. Perform Analysis and design in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition

 

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 2020 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 academic@bentley.com

** Do remember to mention “Student Steel Bridge Competition 2020 – Request”, and provide the following information:

  • Name of the institution and Location
  • Name and Email Address of team's Faculty Advisor
  • Topic of interest

The schedule for live sessions will be published on Bentley Institute’s FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages. Don’t forget to follow us - to stay updated!

Good Luck to all the participating teams, we look forward to meeting you at the National finals to be held at Virginia Tech on May 22-23, 2020.

 

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