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About

“Benchmark Civil team will provide the expertise and quali­cations that clients will need to complete a successful project”

Benchmark Engineering and Land Surveying has been providing quality, innovative, and responsive service to our clients since being founded in 2005 by Dale K. Bennett, PLS, PE. With over 32 years of experience, we provide our clients with cost effective designs that take their project from inception to completion. Our staff includes 4 licensed civil engineers, 2 licensed land surveyors, and a strong support team of project managers, designer, survey personnel, and administration staff. Our team listens to our clients ‘ ideas, is attentive to their needs, and adheres to their project’s schedule. We believe that communication is of utmost importance and we will return all calls promptly and provide a plan at the beginning of the project to help make sure communication is clear and concise. We also believe that it is extremely important to implement a Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) program at the beginning of the project and prepare a plan to maximize efficiency as well as minimize mistakes and/or errors throughout the project.

Dale K. Bennett, PLS, PE
Founder/Owner

Professional Experience

Benchmark Engineering and Land Surveying, LLC, Sandy, Utah – August 2005 to Present
Founder and Managing Member

Set up this company  in August 2005 to help provide Utah with the high quality engineering and surveying services needed.

McNeil Engineering and Land Surveying, LLC, Midvale, Utah – January 1997 to August 2005
Managing Member

Heped oversee the Civil Engineering and Surveying departments of the company with approximately $2 million in gross revenues. Responsible for thousands of projects from proposals, conception through completion civil engineering and surveying projects including residential, commercial, and industrial subdivisions. Oversee all phrases of the design of street plans and profiles, sanitary sewer systems, culinary, fire, and irrigation water systems, storm drainage systems, hydrologic studies, storm water pollution prevention plans (pre and post construction), 1 to 300 plus lot subdivision plats, conceptual planning, site plans, grading and drainage plans, etc. Oversee 1,000+ land surveys including ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, etc.

McNeil Engineering, Inc., Midvale, Utah – August 1983 – January 1997
Surveying Party Chief, Engineering Intern and  Civil Engineer

Helped oversee the Civil Engineering and Surveying departments of teh company. Acted as Party Chief from 1983 through 1988 on survey crew, designed residential and commercial subdivisions including street plans and profiles, sewer lines, water lines, storm drainage systems, hydrologic drainage reports, etc. Responsible for projects from proposals, conceptions through completion.

Education

University of Utah – 1983 – 1988
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Member of Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering National Honor Society while at the U of U

Adjuct Professor
Salt Lake Community College – 1993
Salt Lake City, Utah
Taught the Control Survey Class through the surveying program

Highlights

  • 2013-2015 National Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies – Utah (ACEC)
  • 2002 Western Federation of Professional Surveyors – Board of Delegates
  • Voted “2003 UCLS Surveyor of the Year”
  • Professional Engineer – State of Utah
  • Professional Land Surveyor – State of Utah

Organizations

Utah Engineers Council (UEC)
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • UEC Council Board of Directors (2004-2009)
  • Chair – 2006-2007: consisting of most engineering organization in the State of Utah including over 5,000 engineers
  • Vice- Chair – 2006-2005
  • Board of Member, Secretary/Treasurer – 2004-2005
  • Chair: Scholarship Committee and Banquet Committee – 2004-2006
  • 2006-2007 Utah Engineering Council – Chair (elected)

American Council of Engineering Companies-Utah (ACEC- Utah)
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • National Director (2013-2015)
  • President 2012-2013
  • Board of Directors – 2009-present
  • Member: Ethical Conduct Committee – 2000 to present
  • Chair: Leadership Committee – 2004-2007
  • ACEC-Utah Leadership Committee Chair – 2004-2007
  • ACEC Board of Directors – 2007-Present

Utah Council of Land Surveyors (UCLS) – 1985 to present
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Chair of UCLS Standards & Ethics Committee 2015-Present
  • 25 yr. Member of UCLS Standards and Ethics Committee
  • Salt Lake Chapter President 2000
  • UCLS Surveyor of the Year 2003
  • Chair-Elect, Chair, Past Chair 2001-2003
  • 2002 UCLS State Chair (elected)
  • Committee Member: Standards & Ethics Committee – 1985 -present
  • Legislative Committee –  2001-2004

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Utah Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer 2004-2006