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

October 2020
MALSCE Sustaining Members: Airworks Solutions, Inc., Allen & Major Associates, Inc.,
Beals and Thomas Inc., Bluesky Geospatial Limited, BSC Group, Inc., Carlson Software,
DGT Associates, Eastern Topographics, Feldman Land Surveyors, FARO Technologies Inc.,
Hancock Associates, Keystone Precision Instruments, Maine Technical Source,
Nitsch Engineering, Samiotes Consultants Inc., Smart Vent, Inc., Spiller's, Topcon Solutions Store,
VHB, Inc., Waypoint Technology Group, Wentworth Institute of Technology
MALSCE Updates
Time is Running Out to Renew Your MALSCE Membership!
MALSCE leaders would like to thank all MALSCE dues paying members who have paid their fiscal year 2021 dues. Your timely payment helps ensure that MALSCE has the financial support that is needed to sustain its operations.

Second notices of dues invoices were emailed during the month of September to all members who had not responded in the initial dues invoice mailings. Third and final dues invoices will be emailed to nonrenewing members in the coming weeks.

Prompt payment of your dues invoice will ensure that you continue to receive the numerous benefits that MALSCE has to offer. These benefits include membership in NSPS for a nominal fee, discounted registration fees for MALSCE programming, invitations to virtual meetings during which you can discuss important matters and learn from your peers, opportunities to have input on legislative and regulatory matters impacting the land surveying and civil engineering professions, and email communications that keep you informed about your chosen profession.

If you would like to receive another copy of your MALSCE dues invoice, contact Emily Devane at 617-305-4113 0r
MALSCE Proprietors’ Council Holds its Fall Meeting

The MALSCE Proprietors’ Council met on October 2 via Zoom video conference to discuss business matters and MALSCE undertaking. These included discussions about the Pulse of Business, Challenges of Managing a Remote Workforce, How to Keep Company Culture During Remote Working, and the MALSCE Point Cloud Scoping and Acquisition Best Practice Guidelines.

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 Land Surveyors, 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. To learn more about the Proprietors' Council, click here. To join the council, click here
Become a MALSCE Sustaining Member

The Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE) is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 Sustaining Membership Program. Promote your company or educational institution to over 400 MALSCE members and demonstrate your support of the land surveying profession by becoming a MALSCE Sustaining Member today! For $500, your organization can become a Sustaining Member for the 2021 Fiscal Year as well as the 2021-2022 sustaining member renewal period which lasts until Fall 2021. Click here to learn more.
MALSCE Government Affairs Update - October

Click here for Government Affairs activities and news for MALSCE members. Learn more about the Baker-Polito Administration Announcement on Partnerships for Recovery, $774 Million Economic Recovery Plan, Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Updates, and more
MALSCE Remembers Member Daniel Oleksak

Daniel Anthony Oleksak, a longtime MALSCE member, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2020 at the age of 71. Danny studied at Holyoke Community College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, earning a Master of Forestry in 1974 while concurrently serving in the Air National Guard. He was a licensed forester, timber harvester and land surveyor and co-owned the family’s fourth generation lumber business "Oleksak Lumber" with his brother, Andy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Danny’s name to the Granville Federated Church, PO Box 246, Granville, MA 01034 or to the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, PO Box 329, Northampton, MA 01060.
Surveying News
MALSCE Education Trust Accepting 2020 Scholarship Applications

The MALSCE Education Trust offers student scholarships every year for Massachusetts residents. 

The MALSCE Education Trust was founded to enhance the profession of land surveying and civil engineering in Massachusetts by providing scholarship and education grants for the students of land surveying and civil engineering who are Massachusetts residents. The Trust is currently accepting applications for three scholarships, detailed here.
New Online, Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing at UConn

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut has a new, online graduate-level certificate in remote sensing. This is one of just a handful of programs available nationwide specifically tailored to remote sensing technologies and data analytics. This four-course, 12-credit certificate program takes 12-18 months to complete. A Bachelor’s Degree or higher is required for admission. The application deadline for this spring 2021 semester course is 11:59 PM, EST on Friday, November 6. For more information, please see: 
Apply for the $10,000 Rossiter Family Scholarship
by December 2nd!

The Rossiter Family Scholarship, made available through the generosity of Allen and Selina Rossiter, is offered for the benefit of women and minority students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in civil or environmental engineering. This scholarship has a total value of $10,000 which will be awarded to one eligible student this year.
Professional Surveyors Needed for DoL Statistics 

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), is reviewing their description of surveyors and seeking the input of expert surveyors. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students. The database, available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation. 

MALSCE members who meet the O*NET occupation expert criteria have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative. Your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for use by the American public. 

BSC Group Opens New Hampshire Office

MALSCE Sustaining Member BSC Group is opening their first New Hampshire office at 150 Dow Street in Manchester. BSC Group is a New England-based engineering, ecology, planning, and land surveying company with 50 years of experience.
NSPS Fall 2020 Meeting Reports

Reports submitted to date for the Fall 2020 NSPS Board of Directors meeting (10/30/2020) have been posted on the NSPS website. Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, the meeting is being held virtually. Among these reports is a comprehensive one from the NSPS Government Affairs consultant on the activities in Congress and the Federal government that impact the profession of surveying, and in which NSPS has been involved. The report provides a full view of the issues and is among the leading benefits of membership in NSPS and the state surveying societies through the 100% Membership Program. 
Donate to the NSPS Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund

The NSPS Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund was created to help those in need. With the most recent disasters in IA, LA and TX our funds could be depleted quickly. We are asking you, in this time of need, to consider making a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund. Please help! You can make a donation online or send in a check to NSPS Foundation, 5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q, Frederick, MD 21704 and reference DR in the memo field. All donations are tax deductible. On behalf of those in need, Thank you!
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 for details.
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The Town of Brookline offers an attractive compensation and benefit package. Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2020.

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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
Questions or comments?
Emily Devane,  One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108, 
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