Tampa, FL, Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidi Dexheimer, project director in Atkins' Henderson, Nevada, office has been appointed to the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Board of Governors. UESI is ASCE's newest institute, focused on encouraging worldwide excellence in planning, design, construction, operations and asset management among the utility infrastructure and engineering surveying profession.

"Subsurface utility engineering and surveying is a field I work in every day; it is near and dear to my heart," said Dexheimer, who has been with Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, for four years. "I have volunteered in technical leadership positions with ASCE for more than 15 years, and I am humbled and very excited about my newest appointment."

Dexheimer will serve a two-year term on the UESI board with fellow civil engineering practitioners who represent public and private sector organizations. 

A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dexheimer is a professional engineer and water rights surveyor who has 22 years of experience in engineering management and design for large infrastructure projects in southern Nevada and other areas within the Southwestern U.S. In addition to private sector work, she served as civil engineer for Southern Nevada Water Authority and for the Las Vegas Valley Water District's Engineering Design Division.

"Although my board appointment is national, the work of UESI has a global reach, which will provide me with multiple opportunities to exchange critical insight about our profession and bring those best practices home to fellow experts within Atkins," Dexheimer added.

Dexheimer's noteworthy Atkins project assignments include:
  • Project Neon, Nevada—oversaw utility design and coordination for the 3.7 mile freeway project in downtown Las Vegas.
  • Lake Havasu City Water System Program, Arizona—performing a comprehensive review including potable water facility assessments, maintenance prioritization, system modeling, and facility upgrade and expansion services that include the city's 26 existing water tanks and 14 pumping stations. 
  • Summerlin 3665 Zone Reservoir and Pipeline, Nevada—designing a 10-million-gallon potable water storage reservoir and 42-inch pipeline to serve part of the largest master planned community in southern Nevada.

ASCE sponsors nine discipline-specific institutes and technical groups with the goal of bringing volunteers together to expand civil engineering's technical, business and professional expertise. UESI and other institutes share civil engineering knowledge, experience and best practices through conferences, workshops and manuals of practice.


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