Nick Day is immediate past chair of the RICS California branch. He is a FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), FRGS
(Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) and PLS (Professional Licensed
Surveyor in California). He is also a past chair of ASCE’s Geomatics Division, and author of the ASCE
Pipeline Division’s manual on Route Location. He has been chief surveyor
and chief route engineer for Pacific Gas & Electric Co, based in San
Francisco, a project surveyor with Towill Inc., and recently retired from
Caltrans (California Dept of Transportation), Oakland. Nick now travels widely
and, for a hobby, writes regular columns for Geomatics World and GIS
Remember villain Lex Luthor in “Superman” smugly announcing that his now worthless land in Nevada would soon be valuable beachfront property when California slipped into the Pacific Ocean after “the big one”?
In the April 2017 issue of POB, find out how 3D tools played a role in the renovation of the Institute of Civil Engineers headquarters in London. Also, POB releases the results of its 2017 3D Surveying Trends Study.