Oct. 2, 2009 - The annual H.T. Person Lecture in Engineering and Applied Science will be held Friday, October 9, at 3:30 p.m. on the University of Wyoming campus in the Engineering Building room 1045. Lawrence C. Novak of the Portland Cement Association will focus his lecture on sustainability of buildings and the design of the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building.
Larry Novak is the Director of Engineered Buildings for the Portland Cement Association. He and his staff consult with engineers, architects, contracts and owners on the design and construction of reinforced concrete buildings, including sustainable design. Novak manages research and development projects, publishes books and guides to aid engineers in the design of concrete structures and conducts technical seminars for engineers.
Novak received both his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has more than 20 years of experience as a structural engineer on high-rise, mid-rise and special use structures throughout the world, including seismic regions. Most recently as an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, he served as the senior project engineer responsible for the structural design of the Burj Dubai Tower, the world’s tallest structure. Novak was also involved in the design of the 92 story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago and the renowned Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.