A BIT ABOUT US
Cal Poly Pomona Steel Bridge is a competition team consisting of undergraduate students within the Department of Civil Engineering. Every year team members work together to plan, design, fabricate, and construct a one tenth scale model steel bridge to compete at the Pacific Southwest Conference and the National Student Steel Bridge Competition in the Spring. This project incorporates technical knowledge with hands-on experience consistent with Cal Poly's "Learn By Doing" motto.
Steel Bridge challenges Civil Engineering students by raise awareness to real world engineering issues. These concerns include meeting a client’s requirements while being efficient and economic. Each year the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) publishes new rules introducing the problem statement, scoring, and materials, components, structural, equipment, and construction specifications. As a result, the process is designing, fabricating, and constructing a 1/10 scale steel bridge abiding to AISC’s rules. A competitive team’s performance consists of construction speed, lightness, stiffness, aesthetics, construction economy, and structural efficiency during the regional and national competition.