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Great Builders

October 5th

4:00pm-5:30pm LaSells Stewart Center

Featuring: Paul Giroux 

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL or COLLABORATIVE

In the past century, the means and methods to design and build infrastructure have evolved at an ever-increasing rate. Yet, there are timeless lessons from the builders of the “great projects;” the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Panama Canal. Veteran builder and award winning civil engineering historian Giroux will share his unique perspective of the great projects and the timeless lessons from their builders.Academy Pillar: COLLABORATIVE or PROFESSIONAL 


Giroux, who has served as Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), earned his BS in Construction Engineering from Iowa State and has led a remarkable career at Kiewit for the past 36 years. At Kiewit, Giroux played a key role in the construction of several heavy civil engineering mega projects throughout the U.S. including the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, the Big Dig in Boston, and most recently, the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

In recent years, Giroux has been the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Bridge 125th Anniversary Celebration, the Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary Symposium, and the Global Engineering Conference in Panama, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Additionally, he was the principal lecturer for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary. 

Giroux is also the author of several bridge design and civil engineering history papers and has presented lectures at nearly 60 engineering schools throughout the U.S. In 2013, Giroux was the recipient of the ASCE’s prestigious Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award and in 2015, he received ASCE’s G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award.

 

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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)