On April 17, the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) held their annual meeting in Minot, where they announced the statewide winners of the 2017 Outstanding Engineering Design Award and the Young Engineer of the Year Award.
Outstanding Engineering Design Award
The Minot Downtown Infrastructure Improvements project took home the state-level award for its exceptional engineering design, innovation, originality, functionality, and overall achievement in overcoming challenges and meeting client satisfaction. The project, which took three years to construct, is one of the largest reconstruction efforts ever seen by the City of Minot, which replaced miles of streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and street lighting as well as water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer pipes across 26 square blocks. The City began designing the infrastructure in 2013, led by HEI and MWH Global (now part of Stantec).
This project has also received award recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota and the North Dakota Ready Mix and Concrete Products Association. Learn more about this award-winning project.
Zach Herrmann Awarded Young Engineer of the Year
Zach Herrmann also received the state-level Young Engineer of the Year Award after previously being recognized by the F-M Chapter. The award recognizes NDSPE members who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and the community during the early years of their career.
Zach has been with HEI since 2007, working in HEI's water resources sector out of our Fargo office. He specializes in assisting water resource districts and watershed districts to identify, establish strategies for, and implement water management solutions throughout the Red River Basin.