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14th Annual MBBC

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, will host the 14th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on Friday, January 24, 2014 on the third floor ballroom in the Student Union at the University of Akron. Registration begins at 7:45am and the presentation of awards takes place at 2:15pm. Jim Tressel, University of Akron Vice President of Student Success, will deliver the opening remarks at 8:20am. Bridge building will take place between 8:30am and 12:00pm. For any news organization who would like to send a photographer, bridge loading and testing begins at 12:45pm. Thirty teams from sixteen Summit County high schools will be participating. 

The competition is designed to encourage high school students to implement scientific and mathematical principles they have learned in the classroom. Along with Engineer Alan Brubaker, sixteen engineering consulting firms co-sponsor the annual event and offer scholarship opportunities for competition participants who choose a career in civil engineering.  

Participating high schools:

AkronEarly College

Coventry

Firestone

Four Cities Educational Compact

Garfield

Manchester

Mogadore

Norton

Portage Lakes Career Center

Revere High School

Springfield

Six District Engineering Academy

STEM High School

St. Vincent St. Mary

Twinsburg High School

Western Reserve Academy

Participating Engineering Firms:

Arcadis

Burgess & Niple

CT Consultants

E.L. Robinson

Environmental Design Group

Euthenics

Hatch Mott MacDonald

Jones-Stuckey Ltd.

ljb, inc

Mannick Smith Group, Inc

ms consultants

Osborn Engineering

Palmer Engineering

Richland Engineering

Thrasher Engineering

URS Inc.

 

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2013 Summer Roadwork Program

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Please click below to see the list of construction projects for 2013.

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The Safety of Summit County's Bridges

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See the attached PDF for information about the safety of Summit County's bridges.

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2012 Annual Report

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Summit County Engineer opposes truck weight limit increase

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer announced today that he opposes any additional attempts to increase truck weight limits from 80,000 pounds to 90,000 pounds. The language in a House Bill that allowed for bigger and heavier trucks on Ohio’s roads was removed in the State Senate, however legislators may attempt to re-insert the provision in conference committee. The Summit County Engineer does not support adding the language back into the bill.

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Portage Lakes Career Center wins top prizes at the 13th Annual MBBC

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Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, hosted the 13th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on January 25, 2013 in the Student Union at the University of Akron.  Thirty-four teams from area high schools built miniature bridges of their own designs, made out of balsa wood and according to strict guidelines.  Portage Lakes Career Center Team 1 came in first place.  Springfield High School Team 2 claimed the second spot. Portage Lakes Career Center Team 2 won the Aesthetics Award.

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2012 Fall Newsletter

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