South Dakota 
Engineering Society






All Times are stated in Central Time.

All events, unless otherwise noted, will be at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Downtown Sioux Falls.

Schedule subject to change.

Check back for more detailed information on the Technical Sessions and updates.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

10:00a - 2:00p      ACEC/SD Membership Meeting

  3:00p - 5:00p      SDES Board Meeting

  5:00p - 6:00p      Registration – Front Lobby

  5:30p - 10:00p    Hospitality Room – Thank you to our Sponsor: Dakota Concrete Pipe Association!


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

 7:00a - 5:00p      Registration 

 7:15a - 8:00a      Breakfast 

 8:00a - 8:10a      Welcome – Mayor Paul TenHaken

 8:10a - 9:00a      Opening Keynote Speaker – 1 PDH 

                             Larry Young, Boiling Frog Development

      "Walking Farther than You've Walked Before"

9:05a - 9:35a       Concurrent Sessions  – .5 PDH

   A   Tom Bair, HDR

Tucson Runway: Construction Manager at Risk”

B    Matt Gregg, Wheeler

      “Timber Bridges 101”

9:35a - 10:05a     Concurrent Sessions  – .5 PDH

A    Albert Schmidt, City of Sioux Falls

      “FEMA: Current Topics and Regulations”

                    B    Rebecca Bowman, NSPE, and Liberty Janson, Ambassador Engineering

                          “Ethics: The Effects of Legalized Marijuana”

10:05a - 10:25a   Break & Vendor Exhibits

10:30a - 10:55a   General Session  – .5 PDH

          Toby Crow, AGC, and Construction Partner Panelists

      “Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Outlook for SD”

11:00a - 11:25a    General Session  – .5 PDH

     Mike Behm, South Dakota Department of Transportation

              “Electric Vehicles: Charging Stations & More”

11:25a - 12:20p   General Session  – 1.0 PDH

     Steve Hall, American Council of Engineering Companies and Panel Representatives                                      from the SDDOT, SDDANR and Other Agencies

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Impacts and Projections”


12:20p - 2:00p     Awards Luncheon 

       Keynote Speakers – NSPE and ACEC Representatives

                             New Officer Installation – Rick Guerra, NSPE President

                             Awards – Brad Ludens, SDES Awards Chair


 2:00p - 2:55p      Concurrent Sessions  – 1.0 PDH

     A    Craig Clarkson, ISG

“Modeling & Permitting for Large Scale Development”

     B    Kristin Bisgard, Banner Associates, Inc.

        “Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Update”

 3:00p - 3:55p     Concurrent Sessions  – 1.0 PDH

    A      Mark Hoines and Mark Hoelscher, FHWA, SD Division

        “ADA Complaint Process”

      B      Nick VanWyhe, HDR; Vani Jain, HDR; Jedidah Reimnitz, HR Green; and Raed      Yousef, City of Sioux Falls

      “City of Sioux Falls: PS240”

 4:00p - 4:25p     Break & Vendor Exhibits 

 4:30p - 4:55p     Concurrent Session – .5 PDH 

   A    Rick Guerra, NSPE

      “Ethics in Engineering”

   B    Carl Carlson, Cemcast

      “Concrete Pipe, Box Culverts, Manholes, Inlets and Vaults”

5:00p - 5:30p     SDES Membership Meeting


6:00p - ????p    Social: Remedy Brewing Company


Thursday, April 7, 2022

 7:15a - 7:55a    Breakfast 

 8:00a - 8:55a    Concurrent Sessions  – 1.0 PDH

    A    Michael Pawlovich, PhD, PE, South Dakota State University

        “GIS, Safety, and the Next Generation of Transportation Engineers”

  B    Matt Hasvold, Black Hills Energy

      “Energy Markets and Winter Storm Uri’s Impact on the Texas Grid”

 9:00a - 9:25a   Concurrent Sessions  – .5 PDH

  A    Heath Hoftiezer, City of Sioux Falls

It's all about Traffic

  B    Luke Rodig, Burns & McDonnell, and Don Kuper, City of Sioux Falls

“New Projects at the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill

 9:30a - 9:55a   Break & Vendor Exhibits 

10:00a - 10:55a  Concurrent Sessions – 1.0 PDH 

   A   Lyle DeVries, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig

        “SDDOT Decennial Interstate Corridor Study”

   B   Ryan Wood, POET, and David Kiesner, POET

“Building a Sustainable Future”

11:00a - 12:00p  Concurrent Sessions – 1.0 PDH                                                  

   A   Rachel Pichelmann, Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc.

          “MN State Highway 19 Flood Resiliency”

     B    Nicholas Reck, TenCate Geosynthetics

“Geosynthetic Pavement Interlayers”

12:15p - 1:15p    Closing Remarks 

12:15p - 1:15p    PAST PRESIDENTS’ LUNCHEON 

                                All Past Presidents are Invited to Attend

A maximum of 10 PDH are available through this conference.

Agenda is current as of posting, but subject to change.

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