National Surveyors Week 2017

The third week in March is National Surveyors Week consisting of a weeklong celebration to create public awareness of the surveying profession through education, media and public service. FWA surveyors celebrated by giving a synopsis of #Whatsurveyorsdo. Below, each surveyor explained in their own words what surveyors do.

Land Surveyors perform the following tasks with technical expertise according to the International Federation of Surveyors:

  • determine, measure and represent land, three-dimensional objects, point-fields and trajectories
  • assemble and interpret land and geographically related information
  • use that information for the planning and efficient administration of the land, the sea and any structures thereon
  • conduct research into the above practices and to develop them

FWA surveying staff works outdoors and indoors to provide accurate and timely topography, boundary, asbuilts, construction stake out and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys for commercial, industrial, residential, government and education markets.

Surveyor Week collage

Starting Top Left, clockwise

Tony Slezback, Crew Chief – Stake out columns & Verify anchor bolts for support beams

John Mettee IV, Prof. LS, Senior Vice President – Solve problems by precisely measuring, analyzing & mapping the land

Jay Marshall, Crew Chief – We Measure Stuff!! Most civil engineering projects such as highways, bridges, tunnels, dams, etc. are based off of surveyors’ measurements

Vince Nohe, Prof. LS Project Surveyor – Look to the past and plan for the future

Pat Pierce, Survey Technician – Use modern technologies to establish GPS positioning for land measurement

John Biechler, Prof. LS, Project Surveyor – Research Study Interview Question Investigate Recon Probe Measure Suggest Compute Dig/Stake/Paint



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