David H. Marshall, P.E., M.ASCE, is the recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award for continually expanding the limits of pipeline knowledge and responsibly applying the lessons learned. Director of Engineering Services for Fort Worth, Texas–based Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), Marshall has provided exemplary leadership in the planning and research, design, construction and operation, and maintenance of water transmission pipeline systems. Under his leadership a historical first is currently ongoing in regional cooperation for Texas water supply projects through the development of the Integrated Pipeline Project, a 150-mile raw water transmission system that will provide a raw water supply to approximately 2 million end users. Embracing the triple-bottom line in sustainability, Marshall is delivering the best system for the people of Dallas-Fort Worth with a focus on life-cycle costs and best practices. A champion of basis research in pipeline engineering, finite element analysis approaches, material reuse, and energy consumption reduction, Marshall brings a design philosophy to the pipeline industry that delivers long-lasting, best-value projects and has led the way for improved engineering practices on TRWD projects. In addition to understanding the life-cycle cost of operations and maintenance best practices, Marshall promotes best practices in cathodic protection and pipeline inspection and maintenance. A registered professional engineer in Texas with over 30 years’ experience in water resources, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service in research of biological control of insect pests and for the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydrologic technician and hydrologist.
Marshall Earns Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award
May 1, 2014