• Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series - Wilshire Grand Center: Tallest Building West of the Mississippi

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    Name: Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series - Wilshire Grand Center: Tallest Building West of the Mississippi
    Date: September 18, 2017
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
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    Wilshire Grand Center: Tallest Building West of the Mississippi
    Featuring Tammy Jow, Brendan Murphy and Todd Whisenhunt
    Monday, September 18, 2017, 3 to 5 p.m.
    Reception to follow the lecture
    Stewart Theater in the Talley Student Union at NC State

    Please join us for the 16th annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Tammy Jow, Brendan Murphy and Todd Whisenhunt. In their lecture entitled “Wilshire Grand Center: Tallest Building West of the Mississippi,” the speakers will discuss the design and construction of the 73-story structure in Los Angeles, including its unique architectural features; structural design (e.g., the mass concrete design and lateral force resisting system); and the coordination efforts for the foundation concrete pour that was placed during a continuous 18.5-hour period, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous foundation concrete pour.
    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
    Ms. Tammy Jow, Senior Designer, AC Martin — the architectural company used for the Wilshire Grand
    Mr. Brendan Murphy, Vice President, Turner Construction Co. — the construction company that managed the Wilshire Grand
    Mr. Todd Whisenhunt, S.E., P.E., Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti — one of the structural engineering companies used for the Wilshire Grand

    Admission is free, but registration is required at zialecture.com/register/. Donations will be gladly accepted to support the Paul Zia Education Fund for Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering students at NC State.
    PDH Credits
    There are two PDH credits available for engineers.
    Parking will be available in the Special Events and Varsity Drive Lots. Shuttles will run continuously every 15 minutes between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. A detailed map with more information will be sent out closer to the event to those who register.
    Sponsorship Opportunities
    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Attendees, sponsors and speakers are invited to attend a cocktail reception following the lecture in the lobby.
    To inquire about sponsorships, please contact Lindsay Smith with the NC State Engineering Foundation at 919-515-7738 or lksmith4@ncsu.edu.
    (as of August 15th)
    Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
    J. Darrin Holt AECOM
    Don Kline
    MM Systems
    Ashland Construction Company
    C.T Wilson
    Kimley-Horn and Associates
    Lysaght & Associates
    McKim & Creed
    Smith Gardner
    Tindall Corporation
    Alpha and Omega Group
    Andrew Consulting Engineers, PC.
    Balfour Beatty
    Brasfield & Gorrie
    CALYX Engineers & Consultants
    CDM Smith
    Criser Troutman Tanner Consulting Engineers
    Duke University
    Engineered Concepts Consulting Services
    Fluor Corporation
    Fluhrer Reed
    Haskell Company
    HDR Engineering
    IQ Contracting, LLC
    LHC Structural Engineers
    McDonald York Building Company
    Mead & Hunt
    MI Engineering
    Pope Custom Homes
    Scalene Design
    Sepi Engineering
    Simpson Engineering
    Steel Fab of Virginia
    Warco Construction
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    September 18, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union, NCSU Main Campus. 

    This event is free, open to the public and engineers will receive to two PDHs for attending.

    Stewart Theater in Talley Student Union, NCSU Main Campus.
    Date/Time Information:

    Monday September 18th
    3:00 to 5:00 PM 

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