MREFPP Recognized with State-Level NDSPE Award
Post Date: May 02, 2022
Congratulations to the Souris River Joint Board (SRJB)
for earning the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers' (NDSPE)
state-level Outstanding Design Award! The SRJB's Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project (MREFPP) Phase MI-1 project earned this award, which protects Minot residents and businesses from flood damage. HEI’s team is proud to be part of this monumental effort.
The catastrophic Mouse (Souris) River flood event of 2011 caused historic damage to the city of Minot. In its aftermath, the SRJB has been leading the charge to build new infrastructure that protects the community from future flood events. Construction for Phase MI-1 finished in fall 2021. This phase starts in the heart of Minot and stretches more than a mile. The project included a concrete floodwall and other structural components. This $43-million investment into flood protection and civil infrastructure improvements will help remove approximately 60% of Minot’s residents from the floodplain.
Some of HEI's project team with the NDSPE's Outstanding Design Award plaque.
Chapter 4 Awards
This project was awarded the Outstanding Design for Chapter 4 in February of this year. Along with this win, HEI's Bjorn Berg was awarded the Chapter 4 Young Engineer of the Year in February. Bjorn has been a key member of the ongoing phases of the MREFPP.
Bjorn Berg accepting the Chapter 4 Young Engineer of the Year award.