Oct '11 - Apr '14
Our bridge finally became a tangible reality this week with the delivery of our steel. On Monday, all of our barstock, columns, C-channels, and angles arrived at studio. We set to work cutting everything to size.
On Wednesday, our steel I-beams arrived at ESL. We were all so excited to finally see the main pieces of steel arrive! Everything seems so real now that we have all of the structural members.
We cut our 3/4" steel plates on the plasma cutter, and have been prepping the handrail posts for our post-tensioned cable system. Soon, all of the pieces of our bridge will be ready for assembly!
The Virginia Tech design/buildLAB is a Project Based Experiential Learning program focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. Students collaborate with local communities and industry experts to conceive and realize built architecture projects that are both educational and charitable in nature. The blog is run by design/buildLAB students who are designing and building a fieldhouse for the Clifton Forge Little League.