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Engineer on World's Tallest Structure to Speak at UW
October 2, 2009 — Lawrence C. Novak will deliver the University of Wyoming's annual H.T. Person Lecture in Engineering and Applied Science Friday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1045 of the Engineering Building. The lecture will focus on sustainability of buildings and the design of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building.
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 at 2,684 feet in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 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.
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, guides engineers in the design of concrete structures and conducts technical seminars for engineers.
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.
Posted on Friday, October 02, 2009