Amit Varma, Ron Klemencic to present 2022 Zia Lecture
The 21st Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture, “Design and Construction of the Rainier Square Redevelopment Project,” will be presented on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at 3 p.m. at the Stewart Theatre located in the Talley Student Union on the North Carolina State University (NCSU) campus. An online interactive livestream will also be available. 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.
Presenters include Ron Klemencic, PE, SE, Hon AIA, chairman and CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Dr. Amit Varma, Ph.D., Karl H. Kettelhut Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Robert L. and Terry L. Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research. The speakers will present on various design and construction aspects of the 58-story mixed-use tower in Seattle, which uses the revolutionary SpeedCore shear wall system. Watch this video to learn more about this year’s topic.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at zialecture.com.