2016 FALL EDUCATION CATALOGUE The North Carolina Society of Surveyors
AUGUST- DECEMBER OTIS A. JONES
Otis A. Jones
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE NOVEMBER 2-4 | MCKIMMON CENTER, RALEIGH, NC
NEW chapter partnerships allow NCSS to provide you with greater PDH opportunities.
Schedule At A Glance
Aug. 10-11: OPUS Projects Manager’s Training Alamance Community College, Graham
Aug. 26: Mandatory CFS Biennial Update NCSS Office, Wake Forest
Sept. 16: Cape Fear Chapter Partnership Fayetteville Tech., Fayetteville Sept. 22: FS Exam Review NCSS Office, Wake Forest Sept. 23: PS Exam Review NCSS Office, Wake Forest Oct. 21: SW Piedmont Chapter Partnership Rankin Lake Park, Gastonia Nov. 2-4: Otis A. Jones Educational Institute McKimmon Center, Raleigh Nov. 2-5: Certified Floodplain Surveyor Certification McKimmon Center, Raleigh Nov. 11: Yadkin Valley Chapter Partnership Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, Gold Hill Dec. 9: Coastline Surveyor Workshop College of The Albemarle, Elizabeth City Dec. 9: SW Piedmont Chapter Partnership Rankin Lake Park, Gastonia Dec. 16: Statute of Frauds and Why People Ignore It Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Greensboro
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OPUS Projects Manager’s Training
August 10-11, 2016 Alamance Community College 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd., Graham, NC 27253 Wednesday, 1:00pm-4:30pm & Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm (9-11 PDHs)* $250 members/$300 nonmembers (lunch included Thursday only) Workshop Outline Introduction Step 1: Creating a Project Step 2: Uploading Data To Your Project Step 3: Session Processing Step 4: Network Adjustment Open Discussion One-on-one OPUS-Projects provides web-based access to process multiple marks and multiple occupations, including data uploading through OPUS, data processing using the PAGES software, visualization and management aids, and least squares adjustment. By attending this workshop, you should gain enough information to successfully use OPUS-Projects for your own projects. Once the training is completed, you’ll be given an opportunity to register your email address thereby authorizing you to create and process new OPUS-Projects. During the course, a project containing a training data set will be assigned to you. You’ll have an opportunity to work along with the presentations. In addition, time is allotted for you to explore your project individually. *Due to the nature of this course, class may end early on Thursday. However, you will receive at least 9 hours of class time.
Scott Lokken is a geodesist with the National Geodetic Survey (NGS). He has
worked with the NGS State Geodetic Advisor Program as the NC Advisor for the past 11 years. Before that, he served with NGS Field operations for 17 years.
Certified Floodplain Surveyor
Biennial Update August 26 , 2016
NCSS Office | 331 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (4 PDHs) $100 members & nonmembers (no lunch provided) The Certified Floodplain Surveyor Update will be a refresher course that is a condensed version of the full CFS training. We will discuss any processing changes and/or regulation changes that might have occurred since the first training session. The CFS Update is required every 2 years for Certified Floodplain Surveyors to maintain their certification.
John Gerber, PE, CFM, is the State NFIP Coordinator for North Carolina and a senior engineer in the North Carolina Flood Mapping Program. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from NC State University and is a licensed professional engineer and certified floodplain manager. He has over 22 years of engineering experience and 17 years of NFIP experience.
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Cape Fear Chapter Partnership
Surveyor Workshop September 16, 2016
Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC 2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (7.5 PDHs) $125 members/$150 nonmembers (lunch included) • GPS update and the NC VRS Network Gary Thompson • Elevation Certificates - procedures/new certificates/how to properly fill out/common errors. John Gerber • NC One Map website-information available on website and how to access it. Jeff Brown • Protecting Your Practice/Contracts for Land Surveyors - insurance information and the procedures in procuring it / common mistakes on surveying contracts. Jeff Todd • Emerging Issues / Gaps and Overlaps / Mini Brooks David Tuttle
David S. Tuttle has served as Board Counsel to NCBEES since 1994 and is
an associate member of NCEES, where he served 5 years on the Law Enforcement Committee and 5 years on the Uniform Procedures and Legislative Guidelines Committee. In addition, he served on the City of Raleigh Board of Adjustment (19901995) and currently serves on the Chapel Hill Greenway Commission. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of North Carolina School Of Law.
Jeff Todd attended Wingate University in Wingate, NC, where he graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree in 1994. Jeff joined IMCI in January of 1994, and specializes in professional liability insurance for Architects and Engineers. He is a licensed insurance property & liability insurance agent and is currently working on his Certified Risk Management and Register Professional Liability Underwriter designations.
Jeff Brown is the Coordination Program Manager for the North Carolina Center for
Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA) in the Government Data Analytics Center in the Department of Information Technology. His background is in economics and planning. In addition to coordination duties related to the NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council, he is project manager for the NC Parcels Project.
Gary Thompson see pg. 21 John Gerber see pg. 2
FS Exam Review Thursday, September 22, 2016 NCSS Office 331 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (0 PDHs) $150 members & $200 nonmembers (lunch included) This seminar will serve as a refresher for those who are preparing to sit for the “Fundamentals of Surveying” exam. Topics will include Error Theory – redundancy, statistics and error theory; using and entering statistical data in the HP35s calculator; GPS overview and history; GPS field procedures, receivers and methods; positional accuracies; OPUS and OPUS reports; NC State Plane Coordinate system (NCPSCS); coordinates and conversions; boundary surveying; compass rule adjustment, traverse adjustments; Astronomy-Solar observations; leveling; Tacheometry; angles, azimuths & bearings; magnetic declination; topography & contours; and horizontal and vertical curves and calculations. Please bring a calculator. Minimum number of registrations is required to hold class.
Jared R. Ownbey, PLS,
has been surveying since 2004. He completed a two year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Surveying Technology at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in May of 2004, graduated with top honors and has held his North Carolina Professional Land Surveyor License since December of 2008. Jared’s past experience includes working as a crew chief at Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, making the shift to the office as Surveying Department Chair at WNC Professional Engineers & Surveyors, and currently Surveying Instructor at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College since January of 2011 as well as having his own small surveying firm. Jared’s professional passion includes Boundary Survey Law, and has had extensive training in GPS.
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PS Exam Review Friday, September 23, 2016 NCSS Office 331 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (0 PDHs) $150 members & $200 nonmembers (lunch included) This will serve as a refresher for those who are preparing to take the “Principles and Practice of Surveying” exam. Morning - Jerry Nave • Boundary and Legal • Business and Professional Practices
Afternoon - Peggy Fersner • Hydraulics • Hydrology • Incidental Drainage Minimum number of registrations is required to hold class.
Peggy Fersner has been on the faculty of North Carolina A&T
State University since 1993 teaching surveying, GIS, and hydrology courses. She is also the coordinator of the 4-year Geomatics program at NC A&T State University. Prior to this, she was a consulting engineer in Charleston, SC with an emphasis on subdivision design. She holds her BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and Clemson University, respectively.
Dr. Jerry Nave, PLS, is an assistant professor of Geomatics at NC
A&T State University where he teaches courses in boundary location and legal principles, land systems, geodetic surveying, satellite positioning, ethics and professionalism and subdivision design. He earned his BS and MS in Surveying and Mapping and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at East Tennessee State University. He received his PLS in 1993 and has over 21 years of experience in the private and public sectors.
SW Piedmont Chapter Partnership
GNSS Basics October 21, 2016
Rankin Lake Park 1750 Rankin Lake Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052 8:00am-4:30pm (7.5 PDHs) $125 members & $150 nonmembers (lunch included) GNSS Basics and How to Adjust and Apply to Property Surveys This seminar will discuss the basics of the GNSS (Global Network Satellite System). Topics will include a basic introduction and history of the GNSS, planning a GNSS survey in the office and field, adjustment of the GNSS survey using NGS’ Opus program and least squares adjustment software, and how GNSS can be used in performing property surveys to meet current NCBEES standards and ALTA/ACSM standards.
Dr. Jerry Nave, PLS,
Dr. Jerry Nave is an assistant professor of Geomatics at NC A&T State University where he teaches courses in boundary location and legal principles, land systems, geodetic surveying, satellite positioning, ethics and professionalism and subdivision design. He earned his BS and MS in Surveying and Mapping and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at East Tennessee State University. He received his PLS in 1993 and has over 21 years of experience in the private and public sectors.
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Yadkin Valley Chapter Partnership
Surveyor Workshop November 11 , 2016
Russell-Rufty Shelter - Miner’s Hall at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Rd. Gold Hill, NC 28071 8:00am-4:30pm (7.5 PDHs) $125 members/$150 nonmembers (lunch included) NCBELS Case Study We will provide an overview of the Board’s enforcement process and violations information. We will then have the attendees breakout into small groups to discuss surveying case studies. After reviewing the case studies the groups will report their findings followed by the Board’s findings. We anticipate this part of the program taking about 2 1/2 hours. David Tuttle will then make a presentation about the GIS PLS. The day ends with a short CPC overview presentation to fill out the allotted 4 hours. David J. Evans joined the staff of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for
Engineers and Surveyors in 1998. As the Board’s Assistant Executive Director he supervises investigations of engineers, surveyors and corporations as well as non-licensed practice. David also oversees business licensure and compliance; continuing professional competency; license renewals; and the Board’s regular program of enforcement and education.
David S. Tuttle see pg. 3 The Intersection of Land Surveying and Law We will discuss multiple relevant topics and how certain laws impact the practice of land surveying. Our goal is to enable surveyors to be more aware of their legal obligations, legal rights they possess, and case law updates on areas they may traverse into as surveyors. Specifically, we will talk about being involved in a deposition, eminent domain law changes, the new standards for expert witnesses and filing claims in cases of a non-paying client. Jeffrey T. O’Briant, Esq., PE, PLS, received 2 degrees from
Wake Tech and a degree in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte. Upon graduation, he became a highway design engineer and route surveyor as he gained experience for his PE and PLS. Soon after, he proceeded to law school at Campbell University and moved into a private legal practice focused primarily on real estate and eminent domain. This legal knowledge led him to Progress/Duke Energy for 10 years. He is back in private practice with 30 years of diverse experience in law, surveying, engineering and construction.
December 9, 2016
College of The Albemarle | 1208 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (7.5 PDHs) $150 members/$200 nonmembers (lunch included) Living Shorelines Erin Fleckenstein is a coastal scientist. She is has been the regional
manager at the North Carolina Coastal Federation since 2008. She received a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Winter Botanical ID Kathy Mitchell is a conservation horticulturist. She has been at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island since 2000.
Riparian Rights Lee Lewis Leidy is the attorney and northeast regional director for North Carolina
Coastal Land Trust, a North Carolina nonprofit conservation organization. Lee received her B. A. degree cum laude from Wake Forest University and her J. D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wetland Delineation Bob Glennon is a private lands biologist serving clients of the USDA,
Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in southeastern Virginia. Bob is a 24 year veteran of the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service and a 6 year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
GPS Fundamentals, Basics- GPS (basic function and uses, CORS, Grid to Ground considerations, OPUS reports, open discussion)
Katherine C. Marchello, PLS, has been in the land surveying
profession since the early 1990’s. She is a professional land surveyor in both North Carolina and Virginia and currently works with the City of Norfolk Public Works Surveys Division. Katy holds college degrees in Business Administration and Construction Technology.
SW Piedmont Chapter Partnership
Resolving Boundary Issues
December 9, 2016
Rankin Lake Park 1750 Rankin Lake Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052 8:00am-4:30pm (7.5 PDHs) $125 members & $150 nonmembers (lunch included) Resolving the Boundary is a course that concerns the encounters a surveyor has to deal with on a daily basis. We will discuss hypothetical situations and problems with common sense solutions. We will discuss practical approaches that will minimize liability. This course encourages participation from everyone, including real life examples from the seminar group. Course includes broad coverage of material in relaxed format. Please bring a calculator.
Johnny Kerr, PLS, is a Professional Surveyor, licensed in Tennessee
in 1990. He has maintained a private practice from 1990 to 2013. Prior to that, he worked full time as a party chief for Kerr Surveying & Mapping Company from 1985 to 1990. His father was a Professional Surveyor and his business partner for 16 years. Kerr has earned a B.S. in Surveying Science and an A.S. in Architectural Technology. He began providing Continuing Education to surveyors in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky starting in 2009. Kerr has also been an instructor for the State of Tennessee Planning Office. Kerr has extensive experience in subdivision design, engineering / architectural site surveys, mining surveys, topographic surveys, industrial park design, ALTA surveys, Flood Certificates, large and small boundary surveys, route surveys, and boundary disputes.
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Statute of Frauds (and) Why People Ignore It December 16, 2016 Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering 2907 East Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27401 8:00am-4:30pm (7.5 PDHs) $150 members/$200 nonmembers (lunch included) Surveyors deal with many types of written documents in the course of their practice. Part One: of this course begins with an overview of the history, scope, and intent of the Statute of Frauds. Common law standards for legitimate conveyances, the rationale behind recording statutes, and court rules for the interpretation of documents will be discussed along with their significance to the surveyor’s practice. Admissibility of parol evidence and other surrounding circumstances when interpreting deeds is considered. This class looks at unintended consequences that may arise due to the writings produced by the surveyor, including the recent rise in “slander of title” charges against Land Surveyors. The effect of tax maps on title and mechanisms that stretch the limits of the statute finish out the morning segment. Part Two: Looks at the many mechanisms that may operate outside of the statute of frauds, including the Common Scheme Doctrine, implied dedication and acceptance of easements and the Doctrine of the Presumed Grant. A discussion of parol agreement, part performance, acquiescence, estoppel, and adverse possession is included, along with the related issues of color of title and of the legal significance of recorded and unrecorded surveys. The afternoon session finishes with the Doctrine of Merger and its effect on easements and on unwritten rights. KRISTOPHER M. KLINE, PLS, president of 2Point, Inc., has a four-year degree (class of ‘84) in General Science from Bridgewater College, VA. He has been involved in the surveying profession since graduation. He became licensed in NC in1991 and graduated from the Otis A. Jones Educational Institute in 1999. Kline served for 3 years as Chairman of the NCSS Education Committee. He has been presenting continuing education courses in NC since 2001 on various legal aspects of land surveying, including adverse possession & other unwritten rights, riparian law, mineral rights and courtroom preparation. In 2011, he established “Unmistakable Marks,” a bi-monthly column for “Point of Beginning”, a professional trade journal for land surveyors. In August 2013, Kline published his first book Rooted in Stone: the Development of Adverse Possession in 20 Eastern States and the District of Columbia. This text considers adverse possession and prescriptive easements from their inception to the present day. His second book, Riparian Boundaries and Rights of Navigation includes extensive discussion of the many definitions of the term “navigable.” This short volume was completed in 2015 and focuses on property rights along smaller rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries. It considers the inevitable confusion that results when modern definitions are applied to early grants and the effects of subsequent legislation on riparian rights.
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Aug. 10-11: OPUS Projects Manager’s Training (9-11 PDHs) Alamance Community College, Graham
Aug. 26: Mandatory CFS Biennial Update (4 PDHs) NCSS Office, Wake Forest
Sept. 16: Cape Fear Chapter Partnership (7.5 PDHs) Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville
Sept. 22 FS Exam Review (0 PDHs) NCSS Office, Wake Forest
Sept. 23 PS Exam Review (0 PDHs) NCSS Office, Wake Forest
Oct. 21: SW Piedmont Chapter Partnership (7.5 PDHs) Rankin Lake Park, Gastonia
Nov. 11: Yadkin Valley Chapter Partnership (7.5 PDHs) Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, Gold Hill
Dec. 9: NCSS Seminar (7.5 PDHs) College of The Albemarle, Elizabeth City
Dec. 9: SW Piedmont Chapter Partnership (7.5 PDHs) Rankin Lake Park, Gastonia
Dec. 16: Statute of Frauds and Why People Ignore It (7.5 PDHs) Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Greensboro 2016-2017 NCSS Professional Membership Join now for member discounts!
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Otis A. Jones EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE
NOVEMBER 2-4 | MCKIMMON CENTER, RALEIGH, NC
Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center NC State University | 1101 Gorman Street | Raleigh, NC 27606 ABOUT: Established as part of Past-President Otis Jones’ presidential goals, the first Institute was held January 5-9, 1987 at the McKimmon Center and had 43 surveyors in attendance. Since 1987, NCSS has continued to provide this educational program, typically offered every two years. The program is designed to provide an in-depth look at important aspects of the surveying profession while also creating a university atmosphere for networking, fellowship, and professional development. GRADUATION: To graduate, sections A, B and C of the Institute must be completed (in any order) with a total of 27 hours each. Once all three sections have been completed, the student is awarded a certificate of graduation. Section D does not count towards graduation. Institute Sections: A-Boundary Retracement, B-Business Practices & Survey Application, C-Emerging Issues, and D-CFS Certification Program. (Which includes exam on Saturday.) Can I participate if I only want to come for one day? YES! You can register for one class at a time. You do not have to attend the full Institute. INSTITUTE SCHEDULE* 7:30am – 8:00am Registration & Breakfast 8:00am – 12:00pm Class 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Learn 1:30pm – 5:30pm Class *Schedule is the same for each day
ROOM BLOCK: We have a group rate at the Holiday Inn Express off of the I-40 exit at Gorman Street and just 2.5 miles down from the McKimmon Center (see map). Please make your reservation by October 11, 2016 to lock in the rate of $104.99/night for Standard King or Queen rooms. To make reservations, you may call the hotel directly (919-854-0001), call the corporate number (1-800-HOLIDAY), or visit the website at www.hiexpress.com/raleighnc. Use group code NSS or group title NC Society of Surveyors
Holiday Inn Express 3741 Thistledown Dr. Raleigh, NC 27606
WEDNESDAY, NOV. NOVEMBER 2 WEDNESDAY, 2
Establishing Railroad Rights-of-Way Surveying From the Inside Out
This course discusses the challenges involved in establishing the historic boundaries of railroads. Often railroad boundaries and rights-of-way become obscured over time, leading to errors in the current deeds and maps of adjoining properties. Surveyors and real estate professionals are then faced with the task of evaluating these “modern” property records in comparison to the original, historical railroad instruments. This informative class will outline an approach to researching and evaluating historical railroad documents, defining current and past rail alignments and establishing accurate railroad boundaries. Several case studies will be examined, making this a practical class while offering a unique glimpse into the history and geometry of our nation’s railroads. Gordon S. Strout, PLS, has 34 years of experience in the surveying
industry, with a focus on railroad rights-of-way. He has established surveying precedents with CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway Company and the North Carolina Railroad Company. His rail survey work has spanned the eastern United States from Canada to Florida, involving hundreds of miles of railroad corridor and thousands of adjoining properties. His passion is working with old railroad deeds and maps, identifying property conflicts and accurately establishing the historical property lines of railroads. He is currently serving as Vice President, Rail, North America at Arcadis in Raleigh, NC.
A. Cory Williams, PLS, brings 19 years of surveying experience
and a strong background in field surveys involving railroads. He has travelled throughout the eastern United States performing surveys for CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company. Locally he has been involved extensively in surveys for the North Carolina Railroad Company. He has a broad knowledge of interpreting railroad maps and deeds versus found evidence and in retracing railroad alignments based on historic records. He is the Survey Department Manager at Arcadis in Raleigh, NC.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 - BOUNDARY RETRACEMENT (CONT.)
This course will take a look at information relevant to surveyors’ access within the CSX corridor.
Mark Gallagher, Manager – CSX Transportation Property Tax Department
NCRR This course will cover a brief history of NCRR, the NCRR Corridor Management Program, and how NCRR and surveyors are working together in order to “Build a Better Railroad.”
Kristian Forslin is the GIS Coordinator for the NC Railroad Co.
and has 20 years of experience in the geospatial industry as a project manager and GIS consultant. He has served on a number of boards and committees in the geospatial community, including Carolina URISA for over 10 years. He has also authored numerous articles on surveying, railroad, geospatial, and damage prevention matters.
Researching Deeds for Railroad Chad T. Howard, PLS, Mr. Howard is a licensed Professional Land
Surveyor in NC, SC and VA. He lives in Holly Springs with his wife Sara, and their two daughters. Howard has worked in the surveying field since he graduated from Wake Technical Community College in August 1995. In 2000, he earned his NC surveying license and joined Taylor Wiseman & Taylor. After seven months with the firm, he was promoted to Survey Department Manager. Howard has been a member of NCSS since he earned his license in 2000. He is currently the President of NCSS and chair of the Legislative Committee. In 2013, Howard received 1st place in the Boundary Survey category of the annual nationwide Plat Contest sponsored by NSPS.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3 - BOUNDARY RETRACEMENT (CONT.)
Easements & Rights of Way Surveyors deal with easements almost every day, and they are the subject of a tremendous amount of litigation, so they are of great interest to the surveying community. The program covers all aspects of easements from their creation (both
written and unwritten), through interference, maintenance, overburdening, how they differ from licenses, the importance of recordation, reversionary rights, and the many ways in which they can be terminated or extinguished. The program is tailored to the laws and court decisions of North Carolina.
Gary Kent, PLS, is the director of The Schneider Corporation, a
42-year-old consulting firm based in Indianapolis that provides solutions in surveying, GIS, 3D graphics, architecture, and civil, municipal and transportation engineering. He is a past president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Kent has a BS degree in Land Surveying from Purdue University and is registered to practice surveying in Indiana and Michigan. He served as Chair of both the NSPS/ACSM Committee and the ALTA Committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards. He currently sits on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors and is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Purdue campus in Indianapolis, where he teaches Land Survey Systems, Legal Descriptions, Boundary Law and Property Surveying.
FRI., NOVEMBER 4 - BOUNDARY RETRACEMENT (CONT.)
Public Trust Lands This course is intended to define Public Trust Land (PTL) in North Carolina. John will make a distinction between Public Trust Waters and Public Trust Land, discuss the historical tradition of the concept of Public Trust ownership, give a history of Public Trust Land issues in North Carolina, look at the Submerged Land Claims registration program, discuss how the state manages PTL & explore contemporary issues with Public Trust Land and their inventory control.
John Barbour is a licensed NC real estate broker and appraiser. He received his BSBA from Appalachian State University and retired from the State of North Carolina with 30 years of service as a real estate property agent. Barbour is now performing brokerage, property management and consulting services.
NCBEES Standards of Practice Richard M. Benton, PLS, Mike was born and raised in Goldsboro,
NC. He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1976 and attended the college transfer program at Wayne Community College from 1976-1978. He graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College with an AAS degree in Surveying Technology in 1982. In 1991, After Living and working several years in Greenville, NC, Mike moved back home to Goldsboro and established Benton & associates Land Surveying and Mapping, PA. Mike has been an active member of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors
(NCSS) since 1991, serving as the chairman of the Formal Education Committee from 1993-2000, President of NCSS in 2003 and the North Carolina Delegate to the Board of Governors for the National Society of Professional Surveyors from 2008-2013. On November 06, 2012, Mike was appointed by Governor Beverly Perdue to serve on the Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors where he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Survey Committee.
The Intersection of Land Surveying and Law We will discuss multiple relevant topics and how certain laws impact the practice of land surveying. Our goal is to enable surveyors to be more aware of their legal obligations, legal rights they possess, and case law updates on areas they may traverse into as surveyors. Specifically, we will talk about being involved in a deposition, eminent domain law changes, the new standards for expert witnesses and even filing claims in cases of a non-paying client.
Jeffrey T. O’Briant, Esq., PE, PLS, received 2 degrees from
Wake Tech and a degree in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte. Upon graduation, he became a highway design engineer and route surveyor as he gained experience for his PE and PLS. Soon after, he proceeded to law school at Campbell University and moved into a private legal practice focused primarily on real estate and eminent domain. This legal knowledge led him to Progress/Duke Energy where, for 10 years, he led teams in transmission acquisition, real estate, project management, construction, facility management and others. He is back in private practice with 30 years of diverse experience in law, surveying, engineering and construction, handling eminent domain cases statewide and working on other litigation/real estate/construction matters for NC clients.
Business Practices & Survey Application
WEDNESDAY, 2 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER NOV. 2
Risk Management for Surveyors This course is designed to help educate surveyors to the realities of liability in their practice. The program will review liability that surveyors necessarily 16
incur as part of their practice and how they can mitigate their exposure. Sources of unnecessary surveyor liability will also be explored by exposing the things that surveyors inadvertently or unwisely do that increase their liability. In all cases, steps that surveyors can take to eliminate or at least mitigate their exposure will be outlined.
Health and Safety in Surveying Field and Office
Survey field crews are routinely exposed to a wide variety of environmental and societal factors that compromise their safety. These can range from diseases such as Lyme disease to poisonous plants like Giant Hogweed, and from confined space issues to construction-related hazards such as working in, on or around excavations and scaffolding. In this program, we will explore a number of the primary safety hazards that field crews encounter and how to recognize them by maintaining a constant awareness of one’s surroundings. We will also review some of the primary safetyrelated metrics that clients may look at as part of their process of selecting a surveyor, and steps companies and employees can take to help control them. Finally, we will outline a variety of good practices that companies should maintain in order to help their employees get home safely each night.
Gary Kent, PLS, is the director of The Schneider Corporation,
a 42-year-old consulting firm based in Indianapolis that provides solutions in surveying, GIS, 3D graphics, architecture, and civil, municipal and transportation engineering. He is a past president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Kent has a BS degree in Land Surveying from Purdue University and is registered to practice surveying in Indiana and Michigan. He served as Chair of both the NSPS/ACSM Committee and the ALTA Committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards. He currently sits on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors and is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Purdue campus in Indianapolis, where he teaches Land Survey Systems, Legal Descriptions, Boundary Law and Property Surveying.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3 - BURSINESS PRACTICES (CONT.)
Your Surveying Business From Start to Finish Whether thinking about starting a business, are in the middle of your career, or are near retirement, this two day course offers direction for you. • Introduction to becoming a successful business person • Starting a Survey Business (Basic Business Plan)
• Ethics in Running a Business (Ethics in the everyday world) • Marketing Your Services in the 21st century • Using Technology to Separate Yourself from the Rest of the Pack and Make Money • Using Social Media for Marketing and Client Contact • Client Communication • Pre-Proposal Meeting • Scope and Scope Creep • Managing Your Business every Day • Obtaining and Keeping Employees • When to Upgrade Equipment (When to buy or Lease?) • Managing a Crisis to your Advantage • How to Stay Relevant in the 21st Century with Everything Changing Around You! • The Succession Plan (Buying or Selling a Company – or just retiring)
William E. Beardslee, PLS, PE, PP, is a licensed Professional
Land Surveyor, Engineer and Planner with over 45 years of experience in the field of land development. He is known for his excellent presentation and writing capabilities, along with being one of the leading technical experts on land development in the engineering and surveying arena. He has made over 2,000 presentations on engineering and surveying projects to local and state agencies. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and director of engineering for Beardslee Engineering Associates in Sparta, NJ. Beardslee has written a series of articles on “Preparation and Presentation” for the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors’ magazine “The Coordinate. ” He is a past president of NJSPLS and that society’s 2006 “ Surveyor of the Year”. He is also a regular contributor to “Professional Surveyor Magazine”, the National Society of Professional Surveyors’s publication, as well as being listed in “Who’s Who in Technology” and “Who’s Who in the East. ” He has taught numerous seminar programs on the high school, college and professional levels for over 30 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts Degree in Corporate & Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Now retired and living in NC, he stays active in business development for Davis-Martin-Powell in High Point.
Milton Denny is a registered surveyor in seven states, and a
veteran of surveying, mapping and GIS. His special interest has always been in project development and management of firms. He is a past president of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, a Fellow in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and served for many years on the Board of Direction. Mr. Denny is the author of many manuals dealing with surveying, mapping and GIS. He is a nationally known speaker and lecturer on these subjects and writes a column called “The Business Side” for a trade magazine. He was instrumental in the starting of a new
member organization in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping called the “Geographic and Land Information Society”. He served as the first president. Mr. Denny recently finished publishing a book on the history of surveying measurement call “Surveying The Land: Survey Measurement Devices 1620 to 1920”. He also is in the final stages of writing the book “The Art of Land Surveying”. Since retirement he has formed the firm of Denny Enterprise, LLC to better serve the surveying and mapping community. He is currently working at off campus locations for Auburn University teaching professional development classes. Also basic and advanced surveying for the Alabama Department of Transportation. He is currently working on the reconstruction of the North boundary of Georgia and Alabama. He continues to be the only maker of link survey chains in the world.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4 -
BURSINESS PRACTICES (CONT.)
Your Surveying Business From Start to Finish(cont.) with Bill Beardslee & Milt Denny
WEDNESDAY,NOV. NOVEMBER 2 WEDNESDAY, 2
Photogrammetry, LiDAR Fundamentals and Applications
This course will attempt to cover the aspects of photogrammetry and LiDAR including basic measurement principles of photogrammetry, components of metric mapping cameras, basics of airborne photogrammetry, operational aspects of photogrammetry, sensor types, aero triangulation, ortho rectification, stereo compilation, laser scanning measurement principles, components of laser scanners, airborne laser scanning, LiDAR flight operation, registration and calibration, classification, feature extraction, mobile mapping, terrestrial LiDAR and emerging trends such as simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), Single Photon LiDAR, and Unmanned systems.
Christian Stallings Mr. Stallings holds a Masters in Geographic
Information Technology and Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing, and has extensive instruction in Advanced LiDAR Data Processing and Advanced Production Workflow from Penn State. Mr. Stallings is responsible for overseeing LiDAR production operations and the Unmanned Aerial Systems program at McKim & Creed. This includes training staff on all aspects of Unmanned Systems operation, UAS process and product development, LiDAR flight operations, flight planning, calibration and production, and personally leading process improvements and quality assurance. Mr. Stallings’ responsibilities include technical oversight and management of the data acquisition and
THURSDAY, NOV. 3 -
EMERGING ISSUES (CONT.)
NC Geodetic Survey Updates Gary Thompson is the Chief of the North Carolina Geodetic
Survey (NC Emergency Management/Risk Management). He has held a professional license as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in North Carolina since 1980. He has served as president of both the North Carolina Society of Surveyors (NCSS) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). He is currently serving as treasurer of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), chair of the North Carolina Boundary Commission, and an emeritus member of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCBELS).
HDS Scanning Terrestrial Laser Scanning is no longer the new kid on the block. Laser scanning is used for everything from building surveys and construction verification to dam asbuilt records and topography. Even in forestry and arts laser scanning has proven its usefulness and necessity in countless cases that save time, reduce error, and improve safety. In this class we will cover the fundamentals of terrestrial laser scanning and applications in multiple industries.
Frank Mundy II, PLS, is the Vice President and Director of
Geomatics at Stewart in Raleigh, NC, where he is responsible for managing Stewart’s Geomatics services to include survey and subsurface utility engineering (SUE). He graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in engineering and is a licensed surveyor in NC, SC, VA, and WV. He is also a Past President of NCSS (2010). In 2008, Mundy was named one of the top young business leaders in the Triangle in the Triangle Business Journal’s annual “Top 40 Under 40.”
Dustin Manning is the Manager of Geomatics Technology at Stewart, Inc. in
Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his associate of science degree in digital media from Full Sail University. He is passionate about implementation of new hardware, software, and workflows for application in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) field. At Stewart he implements new technology and workflows across the multidiscipline firm using his 10-plus year experience in site design. He is an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD software and AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
A Land Surveyor’s perspective An in-depth understanding of the latest Surveying technology, its applications and operational procedures essential for efficient and accurate project layout by a Surveyor.
David Bowers, PLS, Mr. David E. Bowers, PLS is a registered licensed Land
Surveyor in the state of North Carolina with over 18 years of Construction and Land Surveying experience in commercial, residential, and highway projects for the states of North Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is a graduate from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Surveying. Mr. Bowers has worked with GNSS, Robotic and Laser Guided Automated Machine Guidance Systems, as well as Survey grade layout systems. Currently, as an Application Specialist at Duncan-Parnell, Mr. Bowers is responsible for the technical support and training of GNSS, Robotic and Conventional Surveying hardware and software.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4 -
EMERGING ISSUES (CONT.)
Standards of Practice for 3D Laser Scanning This seminar will focus on how new technologies in 3D Laser Scanning are being applied and what the dangers are. We will also look at the best practices for survey quality as-built laser scan data collection and why are they important.
Kris Nixon, PLS, is Principal of Meridian 3D, Inc. Mr. Nixon
specializes in industrial measurement with a particular focus on laser scanning and dimensional control in heavy industry plant and buildings. Mr. Nixon is a North Carolina PLS, licensed since 2000 with experience in 3D laser scanning since nearly day one of the technology. He lived abroad from 2002 to 2010 and is a former Director of Warner Land Surveys Ltd. in the United Kingdom. During his career, he has completed largescale surveying and scanning projects at facilities all over the world. Mr. Nixon was formerly the Principal of the Laser Scanning Division for Meridian Associates, Inc. before the corporate separation of the division in 2014.
Making Aviation an Every Day Thing For this session we will review the latest rules, capabilities, and progress in the ever-evolving quagmire that is “drone operations.” The NextGen Air Transportation Program at NC State is continuing to support broad unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration through research with the FAA, support to NCDOT, and through partnerships with industry and other government agencies. We will present recent research related to UAS use for surveying and aerial imagery capture, in addition to a discussion on the best practices for conducting UAS operations. Now that the FAA has opened the skies for routine drone operations, we will discuss what those requirements are and what the opportunities are for integrating into your workflows.
Kyle Snyder is Director for the NextGen Air Transportation
(NGAT) Center at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at NCSU. He has much experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems, including positions with the NASA Academy in Aeronautics-NASA Dryden Flight Research, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, Applied Systems Intelligence, and Middle Tennessee State University as the UAS program manager.
Panel Discussion Regarding Ethics Kyle Snyder, Kris Nixon, Jerry Nave & Mike Benton
Pilot Requirements according to FAA Updates
• Federal and the State of North Carolina Requirements to obtain a part 107 remote pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) rating • Characteristics of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as stipulated in part 107 • Exclusions from the requirements in part 107 • Requirements for sUAS registration, markings, and condition • Possible supporting crew roles in sUAS operations • Best practices for crew management • Recommended maintenance procedures for sUAS • Inspection requirements to verify that the sUAS is in condition for safe operation • Restrictions and procedures for safe loading and Balance of sUAS • Procedures for evaluating performance during UAS operations • Effects of weather on sUAS operations • Operational requirements and limitations for sUAS • Procedures for requesting a waiver for eligible requirements in part 107 • Abnormal and emergencies situations that may arise during sUAS operations
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Requirements for reporting accidents resulting from sUAS operations FAA Weather Temporary Flight Restrictions Airspace Aeronautical Charting Airports, Airport Operations and Radio Communications Regulations and Advisory Circulars Aeromedical
Richard B. Mankin, originally from Jacksonville, NC, returned
home after serving 24 years as both enlisted and a Chief Warrant Officer in the US. Coast Guard. During his free time, he has earned his degree in Aeronautics and has received multiple certifications up to Commercial, Advanced Ground and FAA Certified Flight Instructor. He has over 2400 hours of flight time in 27 airframes. He is currently the manager of UAS operations at Benchmark Tool and Supply as well as the owner of North Carolina Unmanned Aerial Services.
LUNCH - All Sections Combined Wednesday - NCBEES Updates Andrew Ritter Thursday - 1870’s Geodetic Surveys in North Carolina Gary Thompson Friday - NC General Assembly Updates Kerri Burke Andrew Ritter has been with the North Carolina Board of Examiners since 1993
and has been the Executive Director since 2001. He has served on national committees for ethics, law enforcement, international licensure, education accreditation and licensure qualifications and served as national chair of the MBA Committee for NCEES. Mr. Ritter has a bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University and a Masters in Public Administration from North Carolina State University with a concentration in finance.
Gary Thompson, Chief of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey
(see pg. 20)
Kerri Burke is Vice President in the State Government Relations group for
McGuireWoods Consulting in Raleigh, NC. She received a BS in Political Science from Old Dominion University, and attended the Indiana University School of Law. She has served as communications director for the NC Chamber, and has worked as a registered lobbyist and legislative intern.
Certified Floodplain Surveyor Certification
WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2-5........... This seminar is a 2 and a 1/2 day certification program for licensed surveyors wishing to become Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS). Participants must pass a comprehensive exam on Saturday to receive certification. The program will cover the following... National Flood Insurance Program/FIRM Maps: Provides training in the CFS certification program. Topics include a regulatory overview, definitions, flood zone designations, flood study profiles, FIRM flood maps, flood map revision overview, LOMA and LOMR, lowest adjacent grade and lowest floor. NFIP Regulations and Elevation Certificates: Examines Federal LOMA, LOMR and LOMR-F regulations, other NFIP regulations and citations. Further elaboration of NFIP topics will be provided. Elevation certificates will also be discussed. Letter of Map Change Overview: Introduces the concepts needed to write Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision. Letters of Map Change Processing: We will discuss components of LOMAs and LOMRs, including fill considerations and the MT-1 form, survey data requirements, and the CFS’s obligations in obtaining the Letter of Map Correction. We will include hands-on exercises and an exam review game. FINAL EXAM: Saturday, November 5 | 8:30am-12:30pm NCNG Military Complex, Bowers Building/GTM Conference Room 4105 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 While Section D does not apply to graduation, you will still earn PDHs from this certification program just like the rest of the Institute participants. The specific number of PDHs will be awarded upon completion of the class. Saturday’s exam does not qualify for PDHs. Bring a calculator for class and the final exam!
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