Brett Belzer Honored Nationally as One of Engineering’s Young Professionals of the Year

Republished with permission from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Washington, DC–Brett Belzer, P.E., project manager/supervisor at RESPEC Company in Rapid City, SD, has been named one of five 2021 Young Professionals of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the business voice of the nation’s engineering and design industry.

ACEC’s annual Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of young professionals who have contributed to the engineering industry and have made an impact on society.

“These are the future leaders of our industry,” said ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr. “They are the bright young men and women who are always ready to take on a new project, and whose intelligence and fresh perspectives bring new insights to our built environment.”

With his background in structural and geotechnical engineering, Belzer has been consulting with the South Dakota Department of Transportation since 2012 on a research project that involves testing deep foundation piles across the state to support SDDOT’s deep foundation design methodology.

He has also helped manage and coordinate efforts to perform third-party testing and instrumentation in support of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility.

To qualify for the award, nominees must have been 35 years of age or younger on December 31, 2020 and be a Registered Professional Engineer. Nominations for the award are made through ACEC’s 52 state and regional Member Organizations. Nominees are evaluated and the honorees selected by the Awards Subcommittee of ACEC’s Committee of Fellows.

For more information about the Young Professional of Year awards program, contact Heather Talbert at


The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of the nation’s engineering industry. Founded in 1906, ACEC is a national federation of 52 state and regional organizations representing more than 5,400 engineering firms and 500,000+ engineers, surveyors, architects, and other specialists nationwide. ACEC member firms drive the design of America’s infrastructure and built environment.

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