September 26, 2012 - Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge
Event Date
Sep 27, 2012
Registration Dates
Sep 1, 2012toDec 10, 2012
The early twentieth century was the golden age of long-span suspension bridges, yet the spanning of the Golden Gate Strait was thought to be impossible by many. Working in the shadow of the Great Depression, the builders of the bridge had to overcome daunting political, financial, and technical challenges to construct the longest bridge in the world in one of the harshest marine environments in the world. Eager to meet these challenges, extraordinary engineers and construction workers would converge on San Francisco in the early days of 1933 to span the Strait.

Utilizing a combination of historic photographs and dynamic animation techniques, Paul Giroux brings the construction of the bridge to life providing a unique learning opportunity.
Paul received his BS in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University in 1979. Since then, Paul has been with Kiewit Corporation for the past 32 years working on a wide variety of heavy civil engineering mega projects throughout the United States, including Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, several projects on the Big Dig in Boston including the new Zakim / Bunker Hill Bridge, and most recently, the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge East Span. He is currently the District Quality Manager and ERP Deployment Manager for Northern California.

He is a member of the Iowa State University Civil Engineering Advisory Board, the Transportation Research Board, and is a Corresponding Member of the American Society of Civil Engineering History and Heritage Committee.
Paul is currently serving as ASCE Chairman for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary. In 2008, he was the ASCE Chairman and featured speaker for Brooklyn Bridge 125th Celebration in New York, and in 2010 he presented the closing speech at the Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary Symposium in Las Vegas. Paul is the author of several bridge design and civil engineering history papers and has guest lectured at over 30 engineering schools throughout the United States.

11:30 am Networking
12:00 pm Luncheon Program
Located at: Hs Lordships
199 Seawall Drive
Berkeley Marina, CA 94710

Private Companies: $35
Public Agencies: $20
Younger Members (35 and under) and Students: $10
Walk-ins: $40 (space permitting)
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After September 25, 2012 please contact our chapter administrator to register.

Featured Public Agency: City of American Canyon. Prior to the luncheon City staff will make a 5 minute presentation on their department, upcoming projects, and contracting opportunities. This will be followed by a 2 minute Q/A.

Featured Chapter Supporter: Hanson Bridgett

Featured Chapter Supporter: NV5

You do not need to be an APWA member to set up a log in. When you log in, you will be able to register yourself or any co-worker or friend at the same time. Registration is a commitment to pay. No-shows will be invoiced accordingly. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Online registration is highly encouraged.

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