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"Building the Brooklyn Bridge," Paul Giroux
Start Date: 3/22/2019Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/22/2019End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description:
The Opus College of Engineering will host Paul Giroux, senior estimating manager at Kiewit and distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, for "Building the Brooklyn Bridge," as part of the Connecting with the World Lecture Series on Friday, March 22, at noon in Engineering Hall 323.

Giroux first presented “Building the Brooklyn Bridge” while serving as ASCE chairman in 2008, when he was the featured speaker for the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Giroux’s presentation highlights many of the challenges faced by and lessons learned from the Brooklyn Bridge’s master builders and the relevance of those lessons in modern bridge and design construction.

Thanks to the Opus Dean’s Fund, the Connecting with the World Lecture Series brings speakers to the Opus College of Engineering to present on a variety of engineering topics. Giroux’s work has focused on a variety of heavy civil engineering mega projects throughout the United States, including notable projects such as the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge east span. In addition to his presentation at the Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th anniversary, he was also involved in the ASCE’s Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary Symposium, the Golden State Bridge 75th anniversary and the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal.

This event is free and open to the public. More information is online.
Location Information:
Marquette University - Engineering Hall  (View Map)
1637 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53257
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