Historical Engineering Special Guest Seminar: Great Builders
WHEN: February 20, 2020 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
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 Eads Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Veteran builder and award winning civil engineering historian Raymond Paul Giroux will share his unique perspective of the great projects and the timeless lessons of the builders of the great projects.
Learning Objectives: After attending the Great Builders lecture, participants will be better able to:
• Understand the challenges of designing and building the Great Projects
• Understand the role of the key individuals who worked on the Great Projects
• Identify lessons from the Great Builders that are still relevant to modern practice
• Identify the essential traits of great builders
Paul Giroux is a Senior Estimating Manger at Kiewiet in Washington. Giroux has 40 years of experience with working on various projects such as high-risk heavy civil engineering projects, technical bridges, ad quality control management.