Paul Giroux, Dist. M.ASCE, NAC

Professor of Engineering Practice, Purdue University

Paul Giroux received his BS in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University in 1979.  He worked for Kiewit Corporation for nearly five decades and played a key role in the construction of several civil engineering mega-projects throughout the United States.  Paul is currently a Professor of Engineering Practice at Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineeing.

Throughout his career Paul has been an active volunteer on several national industry boards and committees.  Paul is regarded as one of today’s leading civil engineering historians and played a key role in the anniversary celebrations of the; Brooklyn Bridge, Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge, Panama Canal, Grand Coulee Dam, and Transcontinental Railroad.

Paul has presented nearly 400 lectures and seminars at over 90 engineering schools as well as many other professional and public venues.  Paul has also been a contributor to Fox News Business’s television show ‘American Built.’ 

Paul’s awards include the ASCE; History and Heritage Award, the G. Brooks Earnest Award, and the Roebling Award.  Additionally, Paul was awarded the AAES’s Norm Augustine Award in 2015. In 2016 Paul was elected as a Distinguished Member of ASCE.  In 2018 Paul was inducted into the Iowa State University Construction Engineering Hall of Fame.  And, in 2022 Paul was elected a member of the National Academy of Construction.