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17th Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture

October 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The 17th Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture “Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge: Replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge” will be presented on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Stewart Theatre located in the Talley Student Union on the North Carolina State University campus. This annual lecture* honors Professor Emeritus Dr. Paul Zia, former professor and department head for NC State’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and a structural engineer who is eminent in research, professional society leadership and practice.

Presenters include Mr. Gang Jiao, P.E., Director I – Design Engineering of Fluor; Mr. Ken Wright P.E., NE area principal bridge engineer of HDR; and Mr. Brian Keaney, P.E., geotechnical section manager of HDR. The presenters will discuss various topics related to the design and construction of the 3.1-mile twin span cable-stayed bridge including:

  • Structural design of the iconic cable-stayed main span
  • Design of the pile foundations
  • Construction of the $3.98 billion bridge

Sponsorship opportunities and PDH credits are available. More details, along with registration information, will be available soon.

To inquire about sponsorships, please contact Lindsay Smith with the NC State Engineering Foundation at 919-515-7738 or lksmith4@ncsu.edu.


October 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Stewart Theater
Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map