We hold several seminars each year to help students learn fundamental concepts of the bridge construction process.
The annual surveying seminar, which first took place in 2017, is held at Slab Cabin Park. With the assistance of Brian Naberezny, surveying instructor, students learn and practice basic surveying at a site that mimics one where EIA would build a bridge.
At the annual CAD seminar, students learn basic CAD skills, including how to draw a ground profile from the data obtained at the surveying seminar. Students are also introduced to the preliminary bridge design process.
At the annual construction seminar, students travel to the Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (CITEL). Past travelers teach students skills and safety procedures that are necessary for the on-site construction process, such as river rock masonry, bending rebar, and using a harness.