Welcome to Mentoring Mondays!

Upcoming schedule for the next few weeks is:

April 12th - Charles Pecchio from Kingston Capital Corp. - Presenting on the Proper planning for Ownership Transition.

April 19th – Dr. Tony Nettleman, PLS, Esq. – This presentation will introduce us to the complex and confusing world of riparian water boundaries. The seminar begins with the historical development of water boundary law with regard to Rome, England, and the United States. After a foundation has been laid, the boundary between private lands and the sovereign, a boundary in continual conflict, will be discussed in depth. Next, the differences between inland and ocean, as well as private and public waters, will be explained. Students will apply what they have learned in group exercises by calculating and drawing water boundaries in various situations.

April 25th – Scott Bishop, PS – Western Zone Vice President from NCEES.

May 3rd – Dane Courville, PLS – Providing an in-depth presentation on creating the newest Fundamentals of Surveying – Exam Study Manual.

May 10th - TBD

May 17th - Michael Schoder, PLS - Retired BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Alaska presenting on a BLM topic (TBD)

May 24th - Dr. Richard Elgin, PHD, PLS, PE - In this presentation, Dr. Elgin traces the evolution of early American surveying equipment, from the plain compass of the late 1700's to the vernier compass, the telescopic compass, the “Railroad” compass and the compass’ ultimate development, the solar compass. Also discussed are the standard American Transit and its solar and mining attachments. Dick also reviews the prominent American makers, including the exquisite work of Goldsmith Chandlee, the prolific firm of W. & L.E. Gurley and others. Also reviewed are alidades, levels, and calculating devices. The equipment shown is all taken from Dick’s extensive collection of early American surveying equipment. During the talk Dick offers tips and suggestions on collecting such equipment and provides thoughts on values and value trends.

May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday - No Session

June 7th - Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam!

June 14th - Ryan C. Swingley, P.S. - Presenting on Micro-Networks. Use this technique from time to time when you need better vertical precision from Network GNSS than you get by using Real-Time.

June 21st - TBD

June 28th - TBD

July 5th - Fourth of July Holiday - No Session

July 12th - Open Session for anyone taking the FS or PS Exam. Discuss any topic you feel you need to help you pass the exam!

July 19th - Dr. Tony Nettleman, PLS, Esq. Presenting on The Surveyor in his role as an Expert Witness. This seminar/workshop is designed to familiarize the practicing surveyor with the unique requirements placed on being used as an expert in litigation. Not all surveyors should qualify as experts. The instruction will discuss what differentiates experts from the “garden variety” surveyor and will offer suggestions on how to be.

July 26th - Dr. Richard Elgin, PHD, PLS, PE - Example Surveyor Notes for Plats. In this presentation, we go through them, discussing the application and need for each. Generally, this helps reduce risk to the surveyor. As one who has served as an expert witness in defending against claims made about surveys, I have a good perspective about making surveys more defendable.

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*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*

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