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Civil Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6782
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-6608
Email: civilengr@uidaho.edu

Buchanan Engineering (BEL)
Room 102

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu


Richard Nielsen 196x208

Richard Nielsen, Ph.D., P.E.

Office: Buchanan 106
Phone: 208-885-8961
Email: rnielsen@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022

Moscow, Idaho 83844-1022

College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Associate Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • The effects of higher weight trucks on selected highways in Idaho, investigating the reliability of bridges
    • The effects of changing the vehicle tax structure and changes to the bridge management procedures used by the Idaho Transportation Department
    • Structural dynamics and random vibrations
  • Outreach Projects
    • Member, ASCE Fatigue & Fracture Reliability CommitteeUpdating the bridge rating procedure for the Perrine Bridge.
    • Making adjustments to the cost data in its bridge management software, PONTIS. The results were published in ASCE's Journal of Bridge Engineering and here.
    • Examining the effects of higher weight trucks on selected highways in Idaho investigating the reliability of bridges. These projects have been with NIATT

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