Raymond Paul Giroux, M.ASCE, Senior Engineer, Kiewit Corporation
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, Raymond “Paul” Giroux, accomplished engineer, builder and award-winning civil engineering historian, will highlight how the right people, the right machines and the right methods all came together in 1904 to build a project of unprecedented scope and challenges.
The Panama Canal’s successful construction was the result of the convergence of extraordinary people, machines and methods. In the decades preceding Panama Canal’s construction, tremendous advancements were realized in every discipline of engineering. In the realm of heavy civil construction, these collective engineering advancements provided the construction technology that made the Panama Canal possible.