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This week Team 3’s ACE meeting began with a brief overview of ARUP’s sound lab and structural engineering. ARUP’s sound lab showed students the importance of the acoustics of a space.  And the structural presentation gave a brief overview of structural concepts and materials.  Concepts such as how live loads and dead load contribute to the total load of a building.A structural engineer needs to consider how the materials used in a building can support these loads. The students then engaged in an activity where they had to construct a bridge to support a load.  Each team was influenced by budget, supplies, and time to construct the bridge.  There were many creative solutions as a result.

 

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