MALSCE News
A monthly Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and
Civil Engineers member newsletter

June/July 2022
MALSCE Sustaining Members: AirWorks Solutions, Allen & Major Associates, Inc.,
Beals and Thomas Inc., Bluesky Geospatial Limited, Brennan Consulting, Inc.,
BSC Group, Inc., Carlson Software, CHA, Coastal Engineering Co. Inc., DGT Associates,
Donovan Hatem LLP, Eastern Topographics, Feldman Geospatial, GM2 Associates, Inc.,
Hancock Associates, Maine Technical Source, Moran Surveying, Inc., Nitsch Engineering,
Samiotes Consultants Inc., Spiller's, Topcon Solutions Store, VHB, Inc., Winwood Sawmill
MALSCE Events
NSPS Certified Floodplain Surveyor
Northeast Training and Certification Program

Cosponsored by:
NSPS, CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS, VSLS

Wednesday, November 2 - Friday, November 4, 2022
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester, 35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, MA 01608
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

Instructors:
C. Bart Crattie, LS, CFM, CFS
John Gerber, PE, CFM

The surveyor is well versed in measurement, property law, history, mathematics and numerable topics related to surveying, mapping and describing real property. A number of years ago, FEMA made the surveying community a “partner” in the National Flood Insurance Program. This program is designed to enable the surveyor to learn much that has always been within the discipline of floodplain management, thus filling that gap between land surveying and floodplain management. It is also intended to prepare participants to take the certification exam offered on the last day of the program. Attending this program and passing this exam allows participants to show that they have the particular expertise required to be recognized as Certified Floodplain Surveyor and an authority in the field.

MALSCE News
North East Surveying Societies Associations Collaborate on Regional Certified Floodplain Surveyor Training

With sea level rise and greater storm discharges occurring, flood prone areas are increasing and the need for competent professionals to help plan and mitigate will be needed more and more. The Certified Floodplain Surveyor designation will distinguish you as a dedicated professional with the knowledge and expertise to be of great value to your clients. Registration for this Program (which will be limited to 40) is open to all New England and New York surveying state association members at the discounted member rate. ... Read more
Renew Your MALSCE Membership Today

MALSCE Dues Invoices for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year were mailed out this week. Prompt payment of your dues invoice will ensure that you continue to receive the numerous benefits that MALSCE has to offer through June 30, 2023. These include membership in the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) for a nominal fee; discounted registration fees for MALSCE-sponsored programs; invitations to discussions during which you can engage with and learn from your peers; opportunities to have input on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the land surveying and civil engineering professions; and periodic email communications that keep you informed about your chosen profession.

If you have any questions regarding your dues, please email malsce@engineers.org.
Become a MALSCE Sustaining Member

MALSCE is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Sustaining Membership Program. Promote your organization to nearly 400 MALSCE members and demonstrate your support of the land surveying profession by becoming a MALSCE Sustaining Member today! For $525, your organization can become a Sustaining Member for the 2023 Fiscal Year as well as the 2023-2024 sustaining member renewal period which lasts until Fall 2023. Dues renewal invoices were recently emailed to current sustaining members.

Click here to learn about the benefits and how your organization can become a sustaining member
Join the MALSCE Proprietors' Council

Join the growing list of MALSCE members who represent their company as a member of the MALSCE Proprietors' Council. Under the leadership of its chair, Michael A. Feldman, Feldman Geospatial, the MALSCE Proprietors' Council has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to helping MALSCE grow and thrive, Proprietors' Council members have the opportunity to work with leaders from across the Commonwealth to help define the direction of MALSCE. There are also opportunities to hear from clients and bounce ideas off of peers regarding staffing, business opportunities, marketing and sustainability in our industries. Click here for a list of Proprietors' Council members and learn how you can join the Proprietors' Council.
MALSCE Government Affairs Update June/July 2022
 
Click here for Government Affairs activities and news for MALSCE members. Learn more about proposed and adopted state legislation impacting the land surveying and civil engineering professions as well as recent Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors discussions.
Industry News
Western New England University Seeking Professional Surveyors to Teach Fall Courses

Western New England University is looking for professional surveyors to teach sophomore-level surveying and lab courses, each lasting three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week during the upcoming fall semester.

Click here to view the course description. If you are interested, contact Moochul Shin, PhD, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at moochul.shin@wne.edu.
Ingeborg Hegemann Named Interim President of BSC Group

BSC Companies’ Board of Directors has elected Ingeborg E. Hegemann as Interim President of the firm. Ingeborg has been providing consulting support to BSC and its clients since retiring from full-time work in 2019. Ingeborg has a long and celebrated history at BSC. Immediately prior to her “semi-retirement” in 2019 she served as Executive Vice President and Chair of the Board. She directed the firm’s Ecological Sciences Group and managed the Worcester, MA office. 

Job Board

Looking to promote a job to MALSCE members? Click here to learn more about posting on the MALSCE job board.

Cape Cod Civil Engineering Business For Sale - JE Landers-Cauley
This Falmouth-based civil engineering business is a terrific opportunity for a start-up company or for an established firm looking to expand to Cape Cod and the surrounding areas.

With 30 years of civil engineering, this sole proprietor has an extensive list of local contractors, business contacts and a repeat client list. The company has a good working relationship and name recognition with many of the local boards.


Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) Project Manager - MBL Land Development & Permitting Corp

MBL is seeking a PLS Project Manager to help us to expand our services/capacity. The candidate must have experience managing land surveying projects, including construction site stakeout, boundary surveys, ALTA/NSPS surveys, existing conditions, and subdivision surveys. The position requires up-to-date knowledge on local regulations/state-regulated standards.


Civil Engineer - MBL Land Development & Permitting Corp

MBL seeks a Civil Engineer to join our team and help us to expand our services and capacity. The candidate must have experience with all aspects of residential and commercial site development, including site layout, grading/drainage design, site utility design, and permitting at the local and state levels. The position requires up-to-date knowledge on local regulations and state-regulated standards of practice. 


Professional Land Surveyor - Whitman & Bingham Associates,
a division of Haley Ward, Inc.

Whitman & Bingham Associates, a division of Haley Ward, Inc., is currently seeking a Professional Land Surveyor to join our Leominster, MA office.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Licensure as a Massachusetts Professional Land Surveyor required, or licensure as a PLS by another New England state while obtaining Massachusetts licensure.
  • Considerable and diverse PLS experience to support Haley Ward’s public and private clients throughout Massachusetts and other New England states, as well as internal staff of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  • Proficiency in a variety of land surveying technologies, including but not limited to Total Stations, GPS equipment, Data Collectors, AutoCAD Civil 3D software.


Surveying Education Opportunities
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Offering Three Land Surveying Courses Starting in September

Beginning the week of September 5, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology will be offering three fourteen-week land surveying courses designed for professionals currently working in land surveying, but who wish to learn more or become a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts.

Look to MALSCE News for information on available surveying education opportunities. UMaine has several different surveying degree and certificate programs available online, click here to learn more. Idaho State University has recently announced online options for their surveying and geospatial program, click here to learn more. 
NSPS News
Check Out "Surveyor Says" NSPS' Podcast
 
Want to hear from the movers and shakers of the surveying profession? Each week, NSPS brings you conversations with the trendsetters and difference-makers that are helping to shape the world of surveying. Your host, NSPS Executive Director Tim Burch, sits down with various personalities to discuss all things surveying, all bundled in a 30-minute conversation. Listen to this recent episode featuring Warren Smith, LS, president of the California Land Surveyors Association. Warren and Tim discuss the role of surveyors after wildfires and other topics important to the Golden State.

Download episodes of "Surveyor Says! - The NSPS Podcast" from your favorite streaming providers or find them at NSPS' podcast hosting site, Podbean. Watch NSPS' social media outlets for upcoming episode news and contests/giveaways on special occasions. 
 
Thanks for listening to “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast.

Become a Certified Survey Technician
 
No matter what the future holds, prepare to meet challenges head on. Future-proof your resume by becoming a Certified Survey Technician (CST). This unique four-level certification program indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person can perform surveying tasks at a specific technical level. Show what you can do! Decide between the field or office track. Visit http://www.cstnsps.com for details.
Affiliate Association Events

Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors
Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Blackledge Country Club
180 West Street, Hebron, CT 06248
9:00 AM Registration, 10:00 AM Tee time

MALSCE News is a monthly publication of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. This newsletter highlights the program and activities of MALSCE and reports on national and local matters of interest to land surveyors and civil engineers. While we cannot promise to print all news items that we receive, if you have one to share with your fellow MALSCE members please forward it to Rich Keenan at rkeenan@engineers.org.
Questions or comments?
Michelle Monette, MALSCE,  One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108, mmonette@engineers.org 
P: 617/227-5551 | F: 617/227-6783, www.MALSCE.org