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Staff Bio

Dale Heglund, PE/PLS
Program Director - NDLTAP
Cell: (701)318-6893
Email: dale.heglund@ndsu.edu
ORCID: 0000-0002-7195-283X

Dale's past 40 years have been a blend of growth opportunities: starting out on his family's Northern Minnesota dirt construction business, learning how to produce with a shovel and a backhoe; moving onto college studies, learning engineering fundamentals; accepting challenges of project oversight and engineering design for the NDDOT across much of North Dakota, learning material properties, teamwork and project management; volunteering on professional associations, learning how to give back; selling precast concrete products for Cretex, learning how to help others; and in 2014 accepting the opportunity to join the talented and energetic NDLTAP team, helping North Dakota's transportation system leaders grow.


  • 2014 – Present, NDLTAP Director, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
  • 2000 - 2014, North Dakota Sales Engineer, Cretex Concrete Products
  • 1995 – 2000, Dickinson Assistant District Engineer, North Dakota Department of Transportation
  • 1985 – 1995, Transportation Engineer, North Dakota Department of Transportation


  • Graduate of Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development
  • Registered North Dakota Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor
  • B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota, 1985

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • Order of the Engineer
  • NDSPE, Past President
  • NDAPWA, Past President
  • NDSPLS, Past Continuing Education Committee Member
  • ASHE, Central Dacotah Section Charter Member
  • NDSPE, Ch 3 Bruce Nelson Award Recipient
  • NASECA-ND, Vice President
  • NDACE, Friends of NDACE Award
  • Professional Engineer
  • Professional Land Surveyor
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