On Monday, Oct. 5, the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) hosted the first lecture in a new Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by Kiewit. The event featured veteran builder and award-winning historian Paul Giroux who gave his talk, Great Builders, to an audience of 600 guests.

In Great Builders, Giroux shared his unique perspective of the great projects including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Panama Canal – and the timeless lessons from their builders.

Giroux, who has served as Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has led a remarkable career at Kiewit for the past 36 years. At Kiewit, he played a key role in the construction of several heavy civil engineering mega projects throughout the U.S. including the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, the Big Dig in Boston, and most recently, the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Giroux is also the author of several bridge design and civil engineering history papers and has presented lectures at nearly 60 engineering schools throughout the U.S. In 2013, Giroux was the recipient of the ASCE’s prestigious Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award and in 2015, he received ASCE’s G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award.

Thank you to Kiewit for their generous support of the new lecture series and for bringing renowned speakers such as Giroux to Oregon State.

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