This is the official website for the 2015-2016 NAU Steel Bridge Team

Northern Arizona Unversity Steel Bridge


The NAU Steel Bridge Team competes in the ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) every year. The competition location changes every year and for 2016 the conference will be held in Long Beach, CA at California State University Long Beach. This competition is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the student steel bridge competition is sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The competition is held for students across all the western United States. Every year, NAU designates a senior capstone to participate in the student steel competition to design, analyze, fabricate, and construct a 1:10 scale model of the steel bridge.


Kaitlin Vandaveer

Project Manager/Scheduling Engineer

Civil Engineering Major

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Logan Couch

RISA Design Engineer/Materials Engineer

Civil Engineering Major

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Brian Jouflas

AutoCAD Design Engineer

Civil Engineering Major

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Matthew Rodgers

Conference Captain

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Mark Lamer

Mark Lamer, P.E.

Link to NAU Profile

Technical Advisor

Thomas Nelson, M.S., P.E., S.E.


The 2015-2016 NAU Steel Bridge Team would like to give a special thanks to our material Sponsors:

American Institute of Steel Contruction

Copper State Bolt & Nut Company

Agate Steel Inc.

Southwest Water Jet and Laser Cutting Services

Eager Welding LLC

Special thanks to everyone who help on the project:

Thomas Nelson

Mark Lamer

Andrew Lamer

Mentees: Megan Stevens, Sabrina Ballard, Garrett Chott, Manny James, and Ryan Morofsky

NAU 2015-2016 Steel Bridge

Individual Photos taken by:

NAU Steel Bridge Team Client and Technical Advisor Photo from Northern Arizona University

Last Updated May 11, 2016