Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Meeting Tonight: 6:10 pm in Chrome O Lab

We'll be discussing Saturday's (10/20) results tonight starting at 6:10 p.m. in 1205 Bainer Hall. Come one, come all, if anybody has any other design ideas, the door is always open for creative thought. Let it be known.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Homecoming Meeting

You know the drill. We're meeting this weekend to continue honing in on the perfect design.

We'll be breaking into two groups.

Group 1: 10am - 11:30am
Group 2: 11:30am - 1pm

Email us at chrome.ollie@gmail.com with your group preference.

Group assignments will go out Friday evening.

IMPORTANT: Tuesday meetings will now be held at 6:10pm in 1203 Bainer.

For those of you who have a class conflict, one of the co-captains and/or Matt will be in the room until at least 7:30 so feel free to drop by after your class and we'll give you an update.

There will be a rules quiz at the next Tuesday meeting.

Fame, glory and free candy await those with the knowledge, so check out the rules at aisc.org/steelbridge

Best of Luck to those taking the EIT on Saturday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

10/23 Mtg.

Tonight in 1203 Bainer @ 7:10 p.m.

We'll discuss analysis results from Saturday's sessions, what we can accomplish between sessions fabrication-wise, and what we'll analyze this Saturday.

Note: UC Davis Aggies Football on Saturday. Get your free Aggie Pack tix asap at Aggie Stadium. AggieSportsTalk.com Tailgate in Lot 30 near Rec Pool, free food and drinks. (I hear we'll have a new recipe on some chicken wings)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Penn State Updates

New Look, though it seems they're still working on the display a little bit. As it is now, however, Lafayette is the new power in the Mid-Atlantic, though PSU has a way better website.

Nittany Lions

Nebraska Revampage

The Cornhuskers look like they've done a bit of a facelift too...

Husker ASCE

LSU hosts the Deep South in 2008

Tiger's getting it done as The South Coast continues to rebuild...

Louisiana State University ASCE

Blue Steel

On top of having an upstart football season that beat the likes of LSU, the Wildcats have initiated Blue Steel aka the University of Kentucky Steel Bridge Team!


Iowa State has got a beautiful new ASCE site revamped for the masses.


Idaho, no...I-da-ho!

Them Vandals have finally overhauled their site. Some tight paint lines at Nats in Northridge.

23rd Overall in 2007, not bad for the first time back in a few years. Keep that stiffness.

Hawai'i has PSWRC 2007 pics up

Get a looksy at what's hangin' loose y'all...

Pretty good looking design, light 'n all.

2007 UHM ASCE Squads Compete at UC San Diego's "Big One"

Hogs got 2007 pics up.

University of Arkansas, who competed regionally in Lawrence, KS last spring has got some pics of their 2006-2007 year up.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Saturday - 10/20 - Analysis

New sessions, meet in 1203 Bainer, Saturday, October 20th.

Session 1 - 10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Session 2 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

All SAP2000 stuff will be conducted in the third floor structural computing labs of EUIII.

Let's get it done! Got some good designs to optimize and tinker with.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Funny clip of the week.

In case you didn't know, Homey Don't Play That...

Homey at the Carnival

UF Clip

2008 NSSBC Host, UF, has a Photo Montage of their trip to Northridge, CA. Digging the music choice...like a Cholo!

UF Steel Bridge Goes to Northridge 2007.

*side note link

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tuesday Meeting 10/16

Meeting Announcement:

Tuesday, 10/16, 7p.m.
1003 Kemper Hall

Be there or be really lame and stuff.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Also, don't forget.

Granite Construction will talk tonight for the ASCE group.

Thursday, October 11th
@ 7 p.m. - Kemper 1003

I believe there's an IPOD up for grabs to a lucky raffle winner.

Granite has always supported Chrome Ollie ($$$) so stop by, say hi, and say thank you.

Saturday/Tuesday 10/13 & 10/16

From Miss Revell:

"You guys were awesome at the Tuesday meeting. Thanks for all your help! We will be meeting next Tuesday (10/16) at 7pm in 1003 Kemper. As for Saturday (10/13), team members experienced with SAP will be breaking up into three groups and partnering with the newbies.

The groups are as follows:

(1) 10:00 - 11:30 am
(2) 11:30 am - 1 pm
(3) 1 pm - 2:30 pm

If you plan to come to the meeting on Saturday, please email your time preferences (group 1 - group 3 in order of your preference) to:


See you Saturday!"
Also, on a side note. There's a football game on Saturday as well that starts at 1;30 p.m. at Aggie Stadium. UC Davis is playing Cal Poly. All of you who have tickets are invited to the AggieSportsTalk.com tailgate which will start at 8 a.m. in the Rec Pool parking lot. CO head student advisor Matt Turner will be there along with a lot of the other AST.com boys and gals. We'll have the BBQ and the ahem...beverages...ready for consumption. Even if you don't have a ticket, you're welcome to swing on by, talk football, grab a brat or burger and have a little fun.

Go Ags beat Poly!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Kickoff Meeting

We had an informal (as if there were a formal) meeting today for all newcomers and returners. There was a good turnout, and not just civil, we had some mechanical and aeronautical engineering students express interest in welding and machining during the winter too!!! That's awesome and totally what we're looking for. Some vatos of height were also in attendance so that bodes well for construction.

'Delicious' laid out the basics of the design/build year including what we'll be up to this Saturday, which is Horseshoe Classic day here on campus as we battle Cal Poly at Aggie Stadium. We'll run 3 one hour sessions of SAP analysis in EUIII to get all new designers a basic experience of the AutoCAD DXF wireframe to SAP transfer. Matt will design 3 new deck options for this year's design for them to work on so it won't just be a practice exercise...it'll be for real! The typical box deck we've been looking it shows a little too much shear lag from one rail to the other, so two maybe three other design alternatives that have been discussed will be built from scratch for cross analytical examination. Should be fun.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 16th, probably somewhere in Bainer - exact classroom t.b.a. - when in doubt, however, you can almost always find somebody in the 1203 Bainer lab. Next Tuesday we'll go over some specifics from the 2008 National Student Steel Bridge Competition(NSSBC) Rules, look at some initial design options (we're basically down to 2 right now - as 3 others have been eliminated), and we'll watch some construction film from Northridge, and possibly Orlando...since we never managed to bring back any film from Salt Lake City. 2004 film may also prove useful as it incorporated a barge - we've got Wisconsin's (On Wisconsin!) run from Golden, so that may be worth a look.

Until Saturday and/or Tuesday - that's it from Chrome Oville. Stay low out there, and keep those feet movin'!

Have you got that attitude?

Friday, October 05, 2007

MSCD 2007 pics up

Metropolitan State College of Denver displays their
2006-2007 Rocky Mountain Conference effort.


Ouch! Well, we all know what this feels like. Right?

PNWRC 2008

Portland State gets set for the best of the Northwest! Go Viks!


Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Big recruiting event this Thursday!!!

Dept. of Civil Engineering Ice Cream Social
Kemper Courtyard
Thursday, October 4th
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Let's be out there in full force and get some new blood into the mix.