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2013 FRK Distinguished Lecture Series lineup announced

The speakers for the 2013 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series have been announced, with an eclectic range of topics that will include the history of the skyscraper, bridge design standard for structural safety, and a “reliability-based approach” to managing uncertainty in infrastructural design systems. On Friday, February 15, R. Shankar Nair, Senior Vice President of exp US Services, will give a talk entitled “The Evolution of the Skyscraper.” On Friday, March 22, John Kulicki, President and CEO of Modjeski and Masters, will provide “Observations on AASHTO Bridge Design.” And finally, on Friday, April 19, Dr. Alfredo H-S. Ang from University of California-Irvine will discuss “Minimizing the Effects of Uncertainties in Developing Reliability-Based Design Criteria.” All lectures begin at 4:10p.m. in Lehigh’s Sinclair Lab Auditorium. For more details, see the FRK Lecture Series’ recently-redesigned Web site at

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