Mark Scacco, PE

Mark Scacco is the president of the CAD technology consulting firm Engineered Efficiency Inc. and has worked in the land development and construction industry for nearly 15 years. He is a registered and active professional engineer in Illinois and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He can be reached online at


Tip-Top Training

Once upon a time (long ago"¦ um, that's about five years ago), surveyors, designers, contractors and other end users of technical software, hardware and equipment could make a purchase, and with minimal outside help, be up and running in a relatively short time. Of course users weren't pros at using their new purchases. They learned on the job but rarely saw a dip in productivity. New features were somehow familiar and became second nature fairly soon. Some users even read their manuals, reviewed white papers and obtained a few hours of hands-on instruction from the manufacturer or vendor. They then were considered "advanced users."
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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