If you are interested in supporting the University of Manitoba’s Steel Bridge Design team in the competition, please email us and see the sponsorship package below.

UMSB Sponsorship Package 2018

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Our team would like to extend a special thank you to all of our current sponsors. We wouldn’t be able to compete in this exciting competition without your generous support!



Capitol Steel excels at fabrication and erection of unique, complex and heavy structural steel projects. With diverse experience; intricate, methodical techniques; and passionate people – Capitol adds value to your steel project and does not back away from the challenge.

From its founding as a one man, welding operation, the Company has grown into a highly specialized, structural steel fabricator and erector for some of the largest and most demanding projects in the public infrastructure, commercial construction and heavy industrial sectors.

From founder to those joining Capitol today; the common element of the team is the passion of the people – encouraged to be active and take on responsibilities to match their desire. Sharing in, and committed to the Company values; Capitol’s team delivers the reliability and big picture thinking that clients need.


The CISC is the premier association for Canada’s steel construction industry, providing organizations with the tools, resources and connections that help Members and Associates to build profile and increase market share.

The CISC and the steel industry are committed to the development of and support for innovative and leading edge educational programs and resources for designers, constructors, regulators, educators and students enrolled in engineering and architectural schools across the country.

Our various educational programs include: continuing education and professional development courses and seminars, CISC accreditation programs, apprenticeships, engineering and architectural scholarships and bursaries, student competitions, lecture series, educator conferences and research grants.



Established May 2008, The Friends of Engineering are a unique group of Manitoba industry influencers who share the U of M Faculty of Engineering’s commitment to excellence in engineering education. Our mission is to be the strong, collective voice of Manitoba industry, advocating for the growth and health of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba to enable the Faculty to continue to provide the world-class engineering graduates necessary to sustain and grow the wealth of this province.


Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned professional firm with over 700 staff specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management that partners with clients to provide committed collaborative and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted problems.

With 17 offices throughout Canada, Dillon is founded on the knowledge, passion and relentless pursuit of the best solution for our clients. Since being founded in 1946 in London, Ontario, we have never stopped innovating, growing, building and leading towards a better tomorrow. Dillon is a long standing recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award and currently a Platinum member.

Dillon provides a broad range of expertise in the fields of environmental services, engineering, planning and sciences. The integrated multidisciplinary approach our firm provides, guides our specialists with unique experience from initiation to implementation stages of a wide range of projects. As a result Dillon is able to offer a full range of services, including:

· civil infrastructure engineering

· structural engineering

· systems engineering

· transportation engineering

· waste management

· water and wastewater engineering

· Water resources engineering

· atmospheric services

· environmental management programs

· natural resource management

· remediation and risk control

· environmental risk identification and evaluation and groundwater management

· integrated environmental construction services

· community planning and urban design

· environmental planning

· fire and emergency services

· integrated mobility services

· landscape architecture.

· spatial information management

By working closely with our clients and developing a good understanding of their goals and objectives we are able to provide innovative solutions that are practical, fit-to-purpose, and cost-effective.

Our sustainable design strategies include various practitioners certifications in LEED and ENVISION, who make these design principles part of their design consideration to meet the specific requirements.


We lead building and infrastructure projects. Our Get It Right Solution™ ensures we get it ready, get it built and get it performing – so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success. Together with parent company Colliers International and members of the Colliers Project Leaders group of companies, we provide a comprehensive, strategic solution to all of your real-property and infrastructure project management needs.

Infasco, a Heico Company, is excellence in every aspect of creating, producing, manufacturing and distributing precision fastener parts through a comprehensive North American based distribution network.

Infasco is the largest North American manufacturer and distributor of fasteners and fastener products. With Infasco, Infasco Nut, Galvano and Infasco Distribution as divisional companies plus affiliate Ivaco Rolling Mills, Infasco is the clear leader in value stream integration, delivering Billet To Box™ products to our customers around the world.


Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and the province’s major energy utility. From our head office in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, we:

  • serve 567,634 electric customers throughout Manitoba and 276,858 natural gas customers in various communities throughout southern Manitoba;
  • export electricity to electric utilities through our participation in 3 wholesale markets in Canada and the mid-western United States;
  • generate nearly all our electricity from self-renewing water power using 15 hyroelectric generating stations, primarily on the Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Burntwood and Nelson rivers;
  • are the major distributor of natural gas in the province, delivering natural gas to nearly 100 communities in the province;


Morrison Hershfield is a market leading, multidisciplinary engineering firm contributing to the social wellbeing and economic prosperity of the communities we serve. Engineering is an investment with a high-return.  Our unique combination of people, culture, capabilities and client awareness allows us to consistently deliver positive outcomes, contributing to our clients’ successes. We are ready to develop technically sophisticated, cost-effective and durable solutions that are “just right” for your complex engineering problems.
Morrison Hershfield is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining the best of the best.  Our people are dedicated to the continual improvement of their profession, and delivering value to our clients through superior technical know-how and effective project delivery systems.  Our team of specialized, market-focused experts are solutions-oriented and responsive to your needs and specific project objectives. 
An employee-owned firm produces a unique culture.  We firmly believe that being 100% employee-owned strengthens our commitment to the successful delivery of each client project.  Our open, honest and collaborative approach fosters thoughtful innovation and superior outcomes.  Since 1946, we’ve built our culture around meeting client needs while expanding our team of collegial, hardworking, supportive, and committed experts. 
Morrison Hershfield’s capabilities are highly valued by our clients. The careful application of outstanding technical know-how and exceptional customer service are key contributors to the ongoing success we have with our clients.  With experts across multiple markets, and a culture that emphasizes technical proficiency and collaboration, we are uniquely positioned to create innovative, integrated and valued solutions.  Your projects are managed to ensure quality, minimal risk, on-time delivery and an exceptional client experience. 
We are a market focused organization.  Morrison Hershfield’s external focus allows our teams to gain a versatile set of experience within each of our markets and provides staff with the opportunity to expand their knowledge about each client and anticipate future needs.  Clients and peers value our best-in-class skills and strong partner relationships.  There is no greater indicator to the quality of our work than a repeat client, and we are proud that over 80% of our annual business comes from existing clients. 


PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers.


One of our Core Values, Compassion, fosters our strong commitment to supporting the communities that we work in. We started by building a strong framework for our own company, founded on the character of great people and we’ve been able to grow stronger by attracting and retaining great talent throughout the years. Our commitment to the community is embedded in our culture.




Valard, is Canada’s premier utility contractor, as well as head of the Valard Group of Companies AND part of the Quanta Group, the largest electrical power contractor in North America. Valard has full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications and renewable energy. Serving clients across the country, Valard has distinguished itself in environmental responsibility and community stewardship. We provide comprehensive EPC+ (engineering, procurement, construction) and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, mining, oil and gas industries and rural electric associations throughout all Canadian provinces and territories.   Since 1978, we’ve delivered projects safely, on time and on budget. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to take on any utility project, any size, any complexity, any place.  www.valard.com
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power and oil and gas industries. Quanta’s comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada and Australia and in select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope. For more information, visit www.quantaservices.com .