Surveying

Surveying news including surveyor profiles, surveying technology, image scanning, Lidar, and 3D mapping.

Also includes: Geotechnical and Geospatial.

Langan adds new efficiency to transportation surveying and asset collection

Norcross, Ga. Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, based in Elmwood Park, N.J., expanded its surveying and mapping capabilities by purchasing the Leica Pegasus mobile mapping solution. The multidisciplinary firm is already providing mobile mapping services on several major transportation projects and has had inquiries from other agencies, organizations and existing clients that are interested in exploring the benefits of the Leica Pegasus solution.

Stabilizing geotechnical assets: Research aims to identify potential highway, railroad problems

Houghton, Mich. In a new project led by Michigan Technological University, Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, heads a team that is using advanced technology to develop a comprehensive management system to monitor our nations geotechnical assets the ground that forms the base for the concrete, asphalt or steel that makes up our transportation system.

Engineering firms merge as Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C.

Clifton Park, N.Y. Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., and Clark Engineering and Surveying, P.C., announced a new firm name after the two consulting engineering firms merged earlier this year. Ryan Biggs Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, P.C., is now one of the largest women-owned engineering firms in Upstate New York, providing structural engineering; civil engineering; repair and restoration; construction support, inspection, and testing; and surveying services.

R.A. Smith National provides surveying, sitework engineering for rehabilitation of Milwaukee neighborhoods

Brookfield, Wis. R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm, is providing surveying, site planning, and grading and erosion control design to Gorman & Company, Inc. for the rehabilitation of homes in inner-city Milwaukee neighborhoods. R.A. Smith National has provided surveying services for more than 200 sites since 2006 and engineering services for more than 60 new home sites since 2011.

Gannett Fleming expands geotechnical operations in Florida

Largo, Fla. Gannett Fleming has strengthened its commitment to the Florida geotechnical community with the expansion of its facilities and upgrades to its equipment for geotechnical and environmental investigations, as well as mineral exploration. These changes are designed to meet the growing needs of the firms transportation, water resources, mining, and commercial development clients.

Michigans top engineering and surveying projects recognized at annual ACEC Excellence Awards Ceremony

LANSING, MICH. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the associations 49th annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. On February 22, design professionals and guests gathered at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids to recognize outstanding Michigan engineering and surveying projects from the past year, as well as engineering professionals who have significantly contributed to the profession.

Geotechnical Engineering Group changes name to Terracon

OLATHE, KAN. — Geotechnical Engineering Group (GEG), located in Grand Junction, Colo., officially changed its name to Terracon Consultants Inc. on Dec. 1, 2012. GEG joined Terracon in December 2010. As Terracon, they will continue to offer geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services.  

ASPRS survey finds hiring in the geospatial industry continues despite high U.S. unemployment rates

BETHESDA, MD. — Despite an 8.6-percent unemployment rate in the United States, at least 57 percent of the Sustaining Member organizations of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) are currently hiring for jobs within the geospatial industry. ASPRS recently conducted a survey of 129 ASPRS Sustaining Member career websites, and determined that in the month of November, at least 73 ASPRS Sustaining Member companies/agencies had job postings on their websites that consisted of positions ranging from entry-level jobs to high-level executive positions.  

TRB seeks consultants for DOT geospatial use study

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is seeking expressions of interest from consultants interested in producing a state-of-the-practice synthesis that documents advanced geospatial data tools, technologies, and information for highway projects, including procedures and proposed standards of practice that can be used to attain the level of accuracy when using these advanced geospatial technologies. Expressions of interest by consultants are due by Aug. 12, 2011.

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