Dave Hausmann

Dave Hausmann, Senior Utility Coordinator

Dave Hausmann joined UMS in January, 2016 after serving with the South Dakota Department of Transportation for 39+ years. Dave held positions in the offices of Road Design, Right of Way, Project Development and for the last 23 years was the Lead Utility Coordinator. Dave was awarded the 2014 FHWA “Excellence in Utility Award” for the development, implementation, and evolution of the successful utility coordination program for SDDOT. Dave also developed a “Plans Reading Course” that teaches utility company personnel the basics of understanding the highway construction project. The course has been presented annually across the state of South Dakota since 2004 and has also been shared and implemented with other state DOT’s. In 2004, Dave chaired the committee that developed two state laws tailored to help displaced utilities on the construction project. SDCL 31-19-1.1 allows the SDDOT to purchase utility corridors and replacement utility easement and SDCL 31-26-23.1 allows the displaced utility to retain “future move rights” while releasing their existing easement rights. Dave is experienced in utility coordination and is knowledgeable in all aspects of utility and project design and the different utility/design options available to avoid or minimize the identified utility conflict on the construction project.

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