Bentley Education congratulates all the students participating in 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition, conducted jointly by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
It is our pleasure to be associated with AISC and ASCE again as a national software sponsor for 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC)! This year marks the 16th year of our partnership with AISC and ASCE.
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 provide support that fosters 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, through our Bentley Education Portal.
Access and download of software applications through Bentley Education Portal:
As a student, you have free access to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition for the duration of the 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition and throughout your academic career. Complimentary access is available through the Bentley Education Portal, along with a portfolio of more than 50 applications across the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) disciplines.
To get started, create an account with Bentley and then follow the instructions to download the software.
Detailed instructions for access and download of the software could be found here.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Student Steel Bridge Competition”
On-Demand learning materials (simply sign in using your Bentley Education Portal access 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 to the official 2024 SSBC 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 email@example.com
** Do remember to mention “Student Steel Bridge Competition 2024 – Request”, and provide the “Topic of interest” in your email.
Good luck to all the participating teams. We look forward to meeting you at the national finals in June 2024!