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September 30, 2021


2 - 4pm           SDES Board Meeting and Committee Work Groups

                        All State and Chapter Board Members and Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend in person for Committee Work Group Sessions.

Pre-Conference Tour                             PDH Value 1.0

4:30-5:30pm  Pierre Water Treatment Plant Tour

Darin Pfingsten, President, PKG Contracting, Inc.

Meet at Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, 800 W Dakota Avenue, Pierre.

Hard hats and safety vests required. Please bring your own.

5:30-7pm Social 

Drifters, Fort Pierre


October 1, 2021

All Friday events will be held at the Drifters Event Center, 325 Hustan Avenue, Fort Pierre


7-8a Conference Registration/Breakfast

Exhibit Booths Open

8-8:10a Welcome and Introductions

Kathleen Grigg, President, SDES Central Chapter  

Gloria Hanson, Mayor, Fort Pierre, SD 


Session #1                            PDH Value 2.0

8:10-9:00a Fort Pierre Wastewater Treatment Facility

City of Fort Pierre and MNX inc


9:00-9:50a Construction Manager at Risk

McGough Construction and Terex Project Team


9:50-10:15a   Break

Exhibitor Booths Open!

Session #2                         PDH Value 1.5

10:15-10:45a Substructure Repair of Existing Bridges

Wes Dickut, PE, Project Development Engineer, GeoStabilization International

10:45-11:35a  Intelligent Highway Systems

David Huft, ITS Program Manager, SDDOT

11:35a-12:30p Lunch

SDES and Central Chapter Announcements

Exhibitor Booths Open!


Session #3                            PDH Value 1.5

12:30-1p Ground Improvement for Aging Infrastructure

Phillip Gallet, PE, Senior Engineer Business Development, Keller


1-1:30p The DEX: Dakota Events CompleX

Brad Ciavarella, AIA, Ciavarella Design Architects


1:30-2p Principles of Resilience & Sustainability

Joseph Updike, EIT, Technical Resources Engineer, Forterra

2-2:30p    Break

Exhibitor Booths Open!

Session #4                         PDH Value 2.5

2:30-3:20p  Pierre Water Treatment Plant

Delvin DeBoer, PhD, PE, Special Projects Engineer, AE2S

3:20-4:10p Pierre/Fort Pierre Missouri River Bridge 

Dean VanDeWiele, PE, Pierre Area Engineer, SDDOT

Dan Strand, Pierre Area Project Engineer, SDDOT

4:10-5p Platte/Winner Missouri River Bridge

Steve Johnson, PE, Chief Bridge Engineer, SDDOT

Thank you to our SDES 2021-22 Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners! 

This conference and other SDES activities are only made possible through the ongoing support of our industry partners. Find out more about additional Partnership and Sponsorship opportunities by clicking here.





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