Mabey Inc. to Sponsor University of Maryland Steel Bridge Build Team

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Mabey Inc., a leading construction rental and engineering company, with locations throughout the Eastern US, will sponsor the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Steel Bridge Build Team for the fourth consecutive year.

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"Mabey Inc. is a company with local focus and global reach, and we are committed to supporting local communities. That support also includes the hiring of engineers for internships and full-time positions.” said Doug Brunot.

The 18-person team of engineering students work together for the better part of two semesters to design and fabricate a steel bridge. When creating the design and choosing the construction method, they must consider real-world engineering issues such as spatial constraints, structural performance, safety and cost. All of this preparation culminates in the ASCE/AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition, where teams will be judged on build time, lightness and strength of their span.

Mabey Inc. has been sponsoring the team since 2015. The support includes funding for ongoing projects, as well as engineering assistance. Doug Brunot, Engineering Manager, and Scott Kearney, Project Engineer, visit with the team throughout the year and provide guidance on how to improve the design and fabrication of the structure. The funds donated by Mabey help offset the cost of travel to the competition and support the purchase of new equipment and materials, which can extend beyond the club’s available resources.

“This partnership is a way for Mabey Inc. to be more involved in the local community, while helping to supplement the education of future engineers. Mabey Inc. is a company with local focus and global reach, and we are committed to supporting local communities. That support also includes the hiring of engineers for internships and full-time positions.” said Doug Brunot.

The UMD team will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition on April 7th and 8th at the University of Delaware, with hopes of securing a spot in the national competition.

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Mabey is a leading international bridge and engineering services specialist combining engineering excellence with expert design skills. We help deliver infrastructure projects more safely, quickly and efficiently across the road, rail, utilities and construction sectors. Our engineering capabilities also include design and provision of temporary works including shoring and jacking systems, environmental monitoring services, excavation shoring and composite matting for temporary roadways and turf protection.

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