Gary Kent, PS presents to the group on Risk Management for Professional Surveyors with a focus on contracts. Gary walks us through what to look for in our proposals...
Welcome to Mentoring Mondays!
Upcoming schedule for the next few weeks is:
January 18th – Mitch Duryea, PLS presenting us with The challenges of running a survey business!
January 25th – Gary Kent, PS will be presenting us with a much needed Safety workshop! We will also hear from Kent Groh, PLS on a personal experience relating to one of his Party Chiefs and how safety plays a huge role in getting us all home safely to our families every day! Matthew Stansberry will also join us to talk about "The Party Chief Vest" that Matthew created from a need he saw with all the existing vests on the market back in 2007.
February 1st - Landon Blake is back! Landon will be presenting on Field note forms and tips for corner search and total station operations principles.
February 8th - Brandon Montero (Survey jesus)- Elevate Construction IST
Brandon's presentation will focus on the best principles and practices for construction layout.
February 15th - Shane S. Turay, CET, CST, GISP
Geomatics Operator – Basic Training for Field Operators
We hear comments frequently, if not constantly on the lack of qualified people. Having trained a wide variety of individuals and personalities for fieldwork I can relate to the challenges of training. Let’s discuss safe, positive, encouraging, and efficient ways to train for the trenches. We will discuss what has worked for us and thoughts on how to put some fire in the belly of others when it comes to learning our profession. Participation is encouraged so please spread the message to your compatriots to join us. A rising tide lifts all boats and each of us, no matter our role, can be a rising tide for those around us.
February 22nd - Shane S. Turay, CET, CST, GISP
Geomatics Operator – Field Codes, Linework and Stepped Offsets
Let’s dig into implementing the technical details of these useful skills. We will cover the basic concepts, practical application, share our process, get technical, and talk about the lessons learned. I believe there is great potential for evolution for those not fully using the modern systems of coding and stepped offsets. Increases in efficiency and quality could be realized by mastering these skills. Participation is encouraged so please spread the message to your compatriots to join us. A rising tide lifts all boats and each of us, no matter our role, can be a rising tide for those around us.
March 1st - Michael Schoder, PLS - Retired BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Alaska. Michael will be presenting on the Transition from Direct to Indirect Measure and the Electronic Age - BLM Alaska 1959-1989, a history presentation of a valuable background for some of the unique and yet undocumented survey procedures that the BLM Alaska Office conducted during the era of 1959-1989.
March 8th - Surveying with Robert Martin, PS - Robert Martin helps surveyors in all facets of the surveying industry solving their most difficult problems from field to finish. It takes hard work, patience, dedication, and a lot of technical savvy to solve problems and Robert has the passion and commitment to meet the task.
Register for the weekly meetings by using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
*Please note that all of the presentation handouts are located in the Dropbox folder, and there is a link provided at the bottom of each week's highlights*
Revisit Our Latest Meetings
Jay Seymour, PLS talked to us about The Business Aspects of Land Surveying. We wanted to start the New Year off right and get you some great information on things to...
This week we were please to have our Nevada Living Legend Mr. John “Steve” Parrish, PLS, CFedS – Presenting John Benson & Crew 1874-1879 “Some...
This week’s session features NSPS Director Jim Coan Sr. (WA) who also is a seasoned educator at Renton Technical College enthusiastically sharing his wealth of knowledge...
Matthew Byrd, presented us with some great information on 3D Laser Scanning this week! There is so much technology out there; it is tough to keep up with it all! PLEASE...
Landon Blake, PLS, CFedS, presented us with some great information on establishing a field coordinator position inside your company, the ins, and outs of a field...