• Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series - Oct 15, 2018

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    Name: Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series - Oct 15, 2018
    Date: October 15, 2018
    Event Description:
    NC State University
    You're invited to the 2018 Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 15!
    (Photo: New York State Thruway Authority)
    Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge: Replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge
    Featuring Gang Jiao, Brian Keaney and Ken Wright

    Monday, October 15, 2018, 3 to 5 p.m.

    Reception to follow the lecture

    Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Union at NC State

    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.

    Featured Speakers

    • Mr. Gang Jiao, P.E., Director I – Design Engineering of Flour
    • Mr. Brian Keaney, P.E., Geotechnical Section Manager, HDR
    • Mr. Ken Wright, P.E., Northeast Area Principal Bridge Engineer, HDR
    They 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


    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at zialecture.com/register/.

    PDH Credits

    Engineers receive two PDH credits for attending the lecture.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

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


    (as of September 5th)
    The Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series wishes to express its most sincere gratitude to our 2018 signature sponsor Dr. J. Darrin Holt, P.E., for his continued support of the lecture.
    Gold Silver Bronze
    AECOM Ashland Construction Company Andrew Consulting Engineers
    Don Kline CT Wilson Construction ASCE – Eastern NC Branch
    Fluor Corporation Dean and Cathy Penny Balfour Beatty
    McKim & Creed Dewberry Benham, a Haskell Company
    STEWART Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates Brasfield & Gorrie
    VHB Lysaght & Associates CALYX Engineers + Consultants
      Metromont Duke University
      Shelco Engineering Consulting Services (ECS)
      Simpson Engineers & Associates Gannet Fleming
      Smith Gardner, Inc. Mr. Gene W. Jones
      Terracon Consultants, Inc. High Steel Structures
      WSP USA IQ Contracting, LLC
        Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
        Mead & Hunt
        Prestress of the Carolinas
        Scalene Design
        Timmons Group
        Vaughn and Melton
    Find out more about the event »
    College of Engineering
    911 Oval Drive, Campus Box 7282 EB III, Room 1309
    Raleigh, NC 27695
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