Category: Land Surveying

Painting the Town Red: What Colors Tell Us About Underground Utilities

With spring setting in and the construction season beginning in earnest, you may notice some “graffiti” marking up a sidewalk, intersection, or lawn in your neighborhood. The varied paint colors (often accompanied by bouquets of small flags) may just seem like clutter as you move past. But for those who will be digging there soon,… Read More »

Scholarships Open Doors to Engineering Careers

How can I find engineering-specific scholarships? ACEC offers several. The deadline to apply is in March. A new year brings new opportunities, as the saying goes. And in civil engineering and related disciplines, employment opportunities abound for 2017 and beyond. Buildings and roads are being erected, the housing market has returned to a promising level, and… Read More »

Drones Fly Straight into Mapping, Inspection, Engineering Roles

How Can Drones Help Design Things? By documenting and mapping a site. By helping with traffic and parking volume studies. By tracking construction progress. By Jason Krueger, CP, GISP Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, are becoming an increasingly common tool in the survey, mapping, and engineering fields. Incorporating these aerial imaging and mapping platforms… Read More »