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Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture: William F. Baker
Start Date: 9/16/2013Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 9/16/2013End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
William F. Baker, the lead engineer behind Dubai’s breathtaking Burj Khalifa tower, the world’s tallest building, will deliver an address entitled “Creating the Language of Architecture” that will showcase the tower and other projects in his legendary career.

Baker developed the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, which at 2,717 feet is nearly twice as tall as New York’s Empire State Building. He is a structural and civil engineering partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, one of the world’s largest architecture and engineering firms.

Baker will speak as part of the Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series in Civil Engineering and Construction, an annual event presented by theDepartment of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State.
Location Information:
McKimmon Center
Contact Information:
Name: Lora Bremer
Phone: 919.513.0983
Email: lora_bremer@ncsu.edu
Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai
Admission Information:
Admission is free, but registration is required at http://go.ncsu.edu/lecture-registration. Donations will be gladly accepted to support the Paul Zia Education Fund for civil, construction, and environmental engineering students at NC State.
Event URL:
http://news.engr.ncsu.edu/event/12th-annual-paul-zia-distinguished-lecture/

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