A monthly Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and

Civil Engineers member newsletter

October 2023

MALSCE Sustaining Members: Allen & Major Associates, Inc., Beals and Thomas, Inc.,

Bluesky Geospatial Limited, Brennan Consulting, Inc.,  BSC Group, Inc., CHA, Coastal Engineering Co. Inc., Crocker Design Group, DiPrete Engineering Associates, DGT Associates, Eastern Topographics,

E.T. Engineering Enterprises, Feldman Geospatial, Field Resources, Inc., GM2 Associates, Inc.,

Hancock Associates, Maine Technical Source, Moran Surveying, Inc., Nitsch Engineering,

R.J. O'Connell & Associates, Inc., Samiotes Consultants Inc., Spiller's, Topcon Solutions Store,

VHB, Inc., Waypoint Technology Group, WSP

MALSCE President's Message

By Ken Conte, PLS, Principal, Beals and Thomas, Inc., and MALSCE President

Dear Members of MALSCE,

As fall has officially arrived, while most in New England appreciate the colors of the fall foliage, we wait for the leaves to drop and clear our sight lines. We held our annual Fall Board & Chapters Dinner Meeting last week. We heard from Stephen LaMonica, PE, PLS, chief surveyor from the Massachusetts Land Court. Stephen introduced the new Land Court website and process for requesting and obtaining plans and documents that previously required a visit to Boston. Additionally, at the meeting, we elected Rock Eisenheim, PLS, from DGT Associates, to take over as chair for our Legislative Committee for long-serving outgoing chair, Scott Cameron, PLS, from R. E. Cameron & Associates. I appreciate Scott’s efforts throughout his years of service in this role.  ... Read more


Save the Date!

2024 MALSCE Convention

Hosted by the MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter

Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2024

Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA 01719

Look out for future emails with information on featured sessions and registration!

The 2024 MALSCE Plan and Field Notes Contests

Are Open for Entries - Submit Yours Today

In an effort to generate more entries, the MALSCE Plan and Field Notes contests are now open. Don’t wait, submit a plan and/or field notes for judging during the 2024 MALSCE Convention. You could be a contest winner and receive a commemorative plaque in recognition of your achievement.

Click here to learn more. 


MALSCE Welcomes New Members

Members of the MALSCE Board of Directors are pleased to welcome the following new members who have joined MALSCE during the last six months:

Associate Members:

Christopher Boland, WDA Design Group

Leo Braz, PMP Consulting

Michael Jacobs, PMP Consulting

Dmitrii Koval, Peter Nolan and Associates

Michael Morris, Merrill Engineers & Land Surveyors

Adam Negalha, PMP Consulting

Gareth Roseingrave, CCR associates

Registered Members:

Scott P. Cameron, The Morin-Cameron Group

Edward J. Chapdelaine, Durkee, White, Towne & Chapdelaine

Robert Gugliotta, Merrill Engineers & Land Surveyors

Arsen Hambardzumian, Nesra Engineering

Daniel Powers, The Morin-Cameron Group

Daniel Salls, Daniel Salls Land Surveying

Will Schkuta, The Morin-Cameron Group

Out of State Members:

Randy Jackson, GEOD Corporation

Sustaining Members:

DiPrete Engineering Associates

E.T. Engineering Enterprises

Field Resources, Inc.

Renew Your MALSCE Membership Today

The MALSCE Board of Directors would like to thank all MALSCE members who have paid their fiscal year 2024 dues. Your timely payment helps ensure that MALSCE has the financial support it needs to sustain its operations. Prompt payment of your dues also ensures that you continue to receive the numerous benefits that MALSCE has to offer through June 30, 2024.


Second dues renewal invoices were emailed at the end of August. Third invoices will be sent shortly. If you did not receive or retain your MALSCE dues invoice or have any questions, please email

Become a MALSCE Sustaining Member

There is still time to become a 2023-2024 MALSCE Sustaining Member. The enrollment period for this popular program is ongoing. Promote your organization to over 400 MALSCE members and demonstrate your support of the land surveying profession by renewing your Sustaining Membership or by becoming a MALSCE Sustaining Member today! For $525, your organization can become a Sustaining Member for the 2024 fiscal year as well as the 2024-2025 Sustaining Member renewal period which lasts until fall 2024.

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. You will 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 October 2023


Click here for government affairs activities and news for MALSCE members. Learn about Governor Healey's proposed legislation, how the Davis-Bacon rule may impact land surveying crews, and recent Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors discussions.

Join the MALSCE Public Awareness Committee


The recently reconstructed MALSCE Public Awareness Committee is charged with promoting the general recognition and acceptance of the practice of land surveying and survey engineering and stimulating a greater interest in public perceptions affecting the profession. Committee chair David Prince, PLS, from WSP, has been holding regular meetings and member of the committee have made several visits to promote a career in land surveying to secondary school students.


To see a full committee description, click here. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the committee, email David Prince at

Other News

MALSCE Member Brian Koczela Featured

in The Berkshire Eagle On The Job Article


Longtime MALSCE member and former MALSCE Berkshire Chapter president Brian Koczela, PLS, owner and manager of BEK Associates, was recently interviewed for an article published in The Berkshire Eagle about how he turned his love of the outdoors into a career as a land surveyor.


Click here to read the full interview with Brian.

MALSCE Education Trust Accepting

2024 Scholarship Applications

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. Now through November 30, the Trust is accepting applications for its Surveying Certificate Program Scholarship, Memorial Scholarship, and 2024 UMaine Scholarship.

Click here to learn more. Applications are due November 30, 2023.

Donate to the MALSCE Education Trust

The MALSCE Education Trust is a 501(c) (3) organization that invests in students and educators for the future of the land surveying and civil engineering professions. Current initiatives include the annual MALSCE Education Trust scholarships, ongoing support for the University of Maine Surveying program, and funding for annual high school Trig-Star competitions. Donations to the MALSCE Education Trust make these and other undertakings possible and available for you and future professionals. Please consider contributing today! 

MALSCE members' annual dues packet includes a donation form that you can send back with your donation check, or click here to donate online.

Job Board

Multiple Positions - Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates has been a leader in the land development industry since 1978 and is growing. Our Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Wetland Science experts provide services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island through offices located in Boston, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, MA and Concord, NH. Positions we are hiring for include Professional Land Surveyors & Professional Engineers, Project & Staff Land Surveyors, Project & Staff Civil Engineers, Senior Level Project Managers, Field Crew Chiefs, Instrument Operators and Wetland Scientists.

Click here to more and apply.

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

Surveying Education Opportunities

Look to MALSCE News and the MALSCE website for information on available surveying education opportunities. UMaine has several different surveying degree and certificate programs available online, click here to learn more. Franklin Cummings Tech (formerly Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology) is now offering professional land surveying courses for those currently working in surveying. Other universities with online surveying and geomatics programs options include Ferris State University and Oregon Institute of Technology.


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.

Click here to listen to an episode!

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. Click here for more information.

Affiliate Association Events

26th Annual TECET Leadership Dinner


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Reception begins at 5:00 PM

Join the TECET Board of Directors as they award scholarships to engineering students and honor the leadership contributions of Jonathan Gulliver, highway administrator at MassDOT and Jennifer Daloisio, CEO of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

Click here to learn more and register

CALS 56th Annual Meeting


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Marriott Hotel, 200 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06103

7:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Join CALS members for their annual meeting, featuring five concurrent sessions, discussions and more!

Click here to learn more and register by 10/26!

RISPLS 53rd Annual Meeting & Conference

& New England Surveying Societies Meeting


Friday, November 10, 2023

Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick

801 Greenwich Avenue Warwick, RI 02886

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Join RISPLS members for their annual meeting, featuring one four-hour seminar, a plan contest, auction, time for networking, and more!

Click here to learn more and register.

Save the Date!

NHLSA 53rd Annual Meeting & Equipment Show


Thursday - Friday, December 7 - 8, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, Manchester, NH

Save the Date!

NYSAPLS 65th Annual Conference Exhibition


Wednesday - Friday, January 17 - 19, 2024

Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY

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?
Michelle Monette, MALSCE,  One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108, 
P: 617/227-5551 | F: 617/227-6783,