Building the Transcontinental Railroad

Paul Giroux


Incredible Journey: Building the Transcontinental Railroad

Experience the monumental challenges of constructing the Transcontinental Railroad with unique insight, stunning historical photos, and modern animations. As an accomplished engineer, builder, and award-winning historian Raymond Paul Giroux will leverage over four decades of mega-project construction experience combined with meticulous research to bring the story of the Transcontinental Railroad to life à la Ken Burns.

The author of a number of bridge design and civil engineering papers, Giroux is also an active lecturer having provided over 250 lectures at over 70 engineering schools globally. In 2016 he was elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and in 2017 was the recipient of the ASCE Roebling Award for Construction Engineering. Giroux was inducted into the Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame in 2018.

Paul’s talk will be online at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday December 10.

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