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16 Apr 2014 • Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre Hotel







Black Hills Chapter

 Young Engineer of the Year

Chris Bailey, PE

HDR, Inc.

Rapid City, SD


Project of the Year

Nevada Gulch Road Reconstruction

This was a cooperative project with FMG, SDDOT, and Wharf Resources


(Brian Jenner, PE, presenting the Black Hills Chapter Project of the Year to Richard Sudmeier, PE,
FMG Engineering,
Rapid City, SD)


Central Chapter


Engineer of the Year

Albert Berreth, PE

Pierre, SD


Al Berreth (left) , retired from the Indian Health Service, was presented the Central Chapter of the South Dakota Engineering Society’s Engineer of the Year Award by president Andy Bruels at the chapter’s engineering week banquet. 


Young Engineer of the Year

Brady Bertram, EIT

Pierre, SD 

Brady was the lead design engineer for Brosz Engineering on the development of a 17-acre site for the future building of Menards that included site grading, underground utilities, drainage, surfacing, and two retaining walls.


Engineering Achievement Award

City of Pierre and Interstate Engineering

Pierre Lincoln Avenue Flood Mitigation Project

Pierre, SD



John Childs, PE, and Adam Bruscher, EIT, accepted the 2013 Engineering Project of the Year award on behalf of the City of Pierre and Interstate Engineering.



  Eastern Chapter


Engineer of the Year

Allen Rude, PE

Watertown, SD



Allen Rude, PE, recently retired from Cretex Concrete Products, was presented the
South Dakota Engineering Society Eastern Chapter Engineer of the Year Award. 


Young Engineer of the Year

Weston Philips, PE

Sioux Falls, SD


Wes is the Principal Streets Engineer for the City of Sioux Falls and is responsible for the
construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. 


Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award
HDR Engineering and Minnehaha County Highway Department

Baltic Bridge Replacement

Baltic, SD




(Pictured are Steve Hoff, PE, HDR, Inc. and DJ Buthe, PE, Minnehaha County Highway Department)


Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award

McLaury Engineering and SDDOT

Cliff Avenue and Interstate 90 Interchange Project

Sioux Falls, SD


(Pictured L to R are Josh Larson, PE and Kim McLaury, PE, McLaury Engineering)


Eastern Chapter High School Scholarship Recipients

Thomas Punt

Jacob Reeves

Cody Reed


(DJ Buthe presenting the Eastern Chapter scholarships to (L to R) Thomas Punt, Jacob Reeves and Cody Reed)


Eastern Chapter SDSU Scholarship Recipients

Jacob Ailts

Justin Syrovatka







SDES is the state society of engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, enhances the image of its members, and advocates legislation and public policy for the betterment of human welfare and the profession.





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