Welcome to the University of Manitoba Steel Bridge (UMSB) Team Website! UMSB is a team of undergraduate Civil Engineering students that have competed in the annual ASCE/AISC Midwest Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) in the past. This year, the 2023-2024 competition will be held in Quebec City, Quebec in May 2024
The Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition started in 2016. It increases awareness of real-world engineering issues such as spatial constraints, material properties, strength, serviceability, fabrication and erection processes, safety, aesthetics, project management, and costs. Success in competition requires the application of engineering principles and theory and effective teamwork. Future engineers are stimulated to innovate, practice professionalism, and use structural steel efficiently.
The UMSB Team had a successful year at the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC) 2023 in Western, Ontario! The 2023 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC), achieved the remarkable feat of securing 1st place in the oral presentations and 2nd place in the video category, emphasizing the commitment and diligence of our team
The official Vision and Mission of the CNSBC :
Empower students to acquire, demonstrate, and value the knowledge and skills that they will use, as the future generation of design professionals, to contribute to the structural steel design community and construction industry in Canada. Challenge students to extend their classroom knowledge to a practical and hands-on steel-design project that grows their interpersonal and professional skills, encourages innovation, and fosters impactful relationships between students and industry professionals. The competition has established tradition of ethical behaviour, professionalism, civility, and respect for people and property. Teams, their associates, judges, and all other participants are expected to maintain and build upon this tradition.