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All Times are stated in Mountain Time. 

Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, April 15th Thursday, April 15th
TIME Main/Concurrent Session A Concurrent Session B
8:00-8:15 Welcome!   
8:15-8:30 Tricia Hatley, PE, F.NSPE, President, National Society of Professional Engineers                  The State of Engineering  
8:30-9:oo Chris Bailey, PE, HDR Engineering: Renovations 300' Underground -- Replacement of Cave Tour Structures in Jewel Cave National Park  

Ryan Hester, PE, & Clay Phipps, AIA, Amazon Preconstruction and FSD1 Team:

Designed to Deliver: FSD1 -- Amazon Facility, Sioux Falls, SD

10:00-10:15 Break  
10:15-10:45 Steve Palmer, PE, South Dakota Department of Transportation:                                                         I-90/LaCrosse Street Diverging Diamond Interchange -- You want me to drive where???  
10:45-11:15 Brett Steers, SDDENR:                                       SDDENR Stormwater Permitting Updates & New Permitting Annual Fees Phillip A. Gallet, PE, Keller:                                    Low Cost Sink Hole Remediation
11:15-11:45 Lunch Break  
11:45-Noon Introduction of Program, Recognition of Sponsors, Installation of Officers  
Noon - 12:45

Malcom Chapman, The Chapman Group:     The Five Powers

12:45 - 1:15 SDES/ACEC Awards Celebration  
1:15-1:30 Break  
1:30 - 2:30 Patrick Bunkers, HDR Engineering:            Working Smarter, Not Harder with Automation

Shannon Ausen, PE, City of Sioux Falls:           Sioux Falls Long Range Transportation Plan featuring The Veterans Parkway 

2:30-3:00 Mike Larson, Larson Data Communications: The Total Ownership Wireless Solution: Private Ownership of Both Wireless Equipment AND Frequency Spectrum Mitch Nachtigall, Elevate Rapid City:           The Rise of Innovation in the Black Hills

John Wolosick, PE, SE, D.GE, F.ASCE, Keller North America:                                  

Investigation, Design and Stabilization of the Pointe du Hoc Cliff, Normandy, France

Matt Jones and Tyler Artz, RESPEC:

Subsurface Testing & Modeling to Determine Maximum In-Situ Stress Using Thermally Induced Borehole Breakouts

3:55-4:00 Day 1 Wrap Up   
4:00-5:00 SDES Annual Membership Meeting  
Friday, April 16th Friday, April 16th
TIME Main/Concurrent Session A Concurrent Session B
7:45-8:00 Welcome!   

Doug Hoy, PE, Sayre Associates, Inc.:  Factors in Rock Blasting for Construction Projects & Quarry Operations Along with the Public Concerns that Accompany Them


Nicholas Kingsbury, CEO, Phase Technologies LLC:            

VFD Controls - Solutions for Engineers

9:30-9:45 Break  

Marius D. Ellingsen, PhD, VRC Metal Systems, LLC:       

Cold Spray and Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Click Here to see VRC's Cold Spray Brochure and Here to see the Applications Brochure


James Unruh, PE, HDR Engineering:

I-229/26th Street Interchange - From 1970 Add-on to 2020 $38M Reconstruction

11:15-11:45 Lunch Break  
11:45-12:15 Kyle Hansen, PE, FMG Engineering; Alex Fisher, PE, GE, FMG Engineering, and Jordan Burbach, AIA, LEED Green Associate, Architecture Incorporated:                                     A "GRAND SLAM" Renovation at Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium


Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., PE, National Society of Professional Engineers:                        

Knowing When You're Standing on the Edge of an Ethical Cliff


Joshua Willhite, PE, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory:                                    Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) Construction Progress at SURF

Click Here to see information on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

Jason Phillips, SDSMT Graduate Research Assistant and TerraSite Design:

Green Roofs for Sustainable Solutions

1:45-2:00 Break  
2:00-2:30 Tricia Hatley, PE, F.NSPE, President, National Society of Professional Engineers       Ethics in Our Changing World  
2:30-3:00 Megan Burke, RESPEC with Tyler Blue, RESPEC:                                                                 Integrated Wildfire/Watershed Planning

Randy Reimer and Alan Siebenthaler, Hamilton Kent:

Trends in Water Conveyance Design


John Van Beek, PE, Ferber Engineering Company, Inc.:

Sheridan Lake Road Reconstruction

3:30-4:00 Tanzila Tabassum, SDSMT:                                      Evaluating Erosion Potential of Stabilized Fine-Grained Soils  
4:00-4:15 Conference Wrap up  

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