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22nd Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture

September 25, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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2023 Zia Lecture: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

The 22nd Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture on the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will be presented on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 at 3 p.m. at the Stewart Theatre located in the Talley Student Union on NC State’s campus. An online interactive livestream will also be available. 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 Ellen Spangler, Senior Project Manager at Mortenson Construction, and Frank Freudenberger, PE, SE, Associate Principal – Structural of Arup. The speakers will present on various design and construction aspects of the 1.75 million-square-foot, 65,000-seat domed Allegiant Stadium — home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. The stadium features one of the largest cable net roofing structures in North America — the first to be constructed in the U.S.

Registration will open in mid-August. For more details, visit the lecture website.


September 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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