The Southern Idaho Section would like to give a special thanks to Charlie Bennett, Architectural Intern at Erstad Architects, for taking the beautiful photo seen as the background of this website. The photo was taken the morning after the Table Rock Fire in June of 2016, which draped the Boise foothills in a blanket of smoke. Charlie was kind enough to grant the SIS permission to use his photo for the purpose of this website.
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Welcome to the Southern Idaho Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers homepage. The Southern Idaho Section serves over 600 Members of ASCE in Southern Idaho. We are fortunate to have three Student Chapters within our Section, serving Student Members at Boise State University, Idaho State University, and Brigham Young University - Idaho.
Plan on using your attendance of SIS monthly meetings as Professional Development Hours? You can find more information on this topic as well as .pdf copies of sign-in rosters on the events page.
Know an outstanding engineer that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them for next month's SIS Civil Award! Both members and non-members that live within the Section boundaries can be recognized for:
Contributing to any of the goals set forth by ASCE
Going above and beyond their daily job requirements.
Please send an email to Michelle McDonald @ email@example.com containing the individuals Name, Discipline, and a brief explanation on why they deserve to be recognized.
Have you signed up for an ASCE webinar recently? Did you know that as a Southern Idaho Section member you get a discount on ASCE National Webinars? ASCE’s live webinars provide cost-effective training for large and small groups.
Krystal is a Principal Engineer at A&E Engineering, Inc. and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Idaho State University (ISU). As the Practitioner Advisor, she regularly helps the ASCE Student Chapter at ISU prepare for the annual ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition – Pacific Northwest. She has helped the ISU Student Chapter with many professional, recruiting, and community events and was the Engineer of Record for ISU’s newly constructed “I” on Redhill.
Krystal holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from ISU and is an accomplished practitioner in Southeast Idaho. She is an active member of the ASCE Snake River Branch and has been helping the community by taking part/organizing events such as MATHCOUNTS, Kind Community, and Leadership
Pocatello-Chubbuck. Krystal is a successful professional engineer, a role model for female students, and a contributing member of our community.
The Southern Idaho Section held its annual Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards banquet on March 19th, 2019 at Boise State University. This year's banquet was Casino themed! This year's keynote speaker was ASCE 2019 President Elect Dr. Kancheepuram Gunalan. The Section is pleased to announce the following awards recipients:
- 2018 SIS Engineer of the Year (+8 Years): Mustafa Mashal, Ph.D, PE, SECB, CPEng, IntPE(NZ), CMEngNZ, M.ASCE
- 2018 SIS Young Engineer of the Year (1-8 Years): Grae Harper, PE
- Project of the Year Completed in 2018 (<$10 Million): Manning Crevice Bridge Replacement
- Project of the Year Completed in 2018 (>$10 Million): WPC Phosphorus Removal Project
The Southern Idaho Section is pleased to announce Arrowrock Dam has been recognized as Idaho’s first ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark!
The Arrowrock Dam, located 20 miles upriver from Boise, Idaho, serves as an essential water storage facility supplying irrigation water to thousands of acres of fertile farmland in the Treasure Valley. At the time of its dedication in 1915, the Arrowrock Dam was the highest dam in the world at 350 feet, a title it would hold until 1932. Civil Engineers tested the technological limits of the time to construct this engineering
marvel. The Arrowrock Dam served as a proving ground for design elements and construction methods that would later be incorporated into other large dams in the west. The dam was the first United States Bureau of Reclamation dam to use Ensign Valves to control the flow from the outlet works. While working on the Arrowrock Dam, Engineer Frank Crowe developed a grid system of delivering concrete pneumatically and an overhead cable system for rapidly delivering construction materials throughout the construction site. Crowe later went on to construct many more dams, including the Hoover Dam, where he utilized the systems he developed while working on the Arrowrock Dam. The Arrowrock Dam is included on the National Register of Historic Places in Idaho.
The Southern Idaho Section hosted a technical tour and dedication ceremony of Arrowrock Dam on August 25, 2016.
Michelle McDonald EI, M.ASCE
Lauren Nuxoll EI, M.ASCE
Dan Zimmerman PE, M.ASCE
Kip Davidson PE, M.ASCE
It was great to see the hard work put in by the Idaho State University (ISU) students, volunteers, and ISU faculty and administrators to make this a successful event for all.