Articles by Jeffrey Turner

Surveyors Privileged to Lead the Way for Future

 As modern surveyors, we are retracing the steps of earlier pathfinders. Here in Eastern Pennsylvania, we go back to the Penn grants from the king. For many years, the Penn family sold properties and wrote deeds but kept the copies of the deeds themselves in their own records. The colonists were not happy with being sold properties and the sellers keeping the written titles so they took the matter to the courts, which meant back to England and the king.  

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There’s Always More Than One Way

Surveyors are often faced with situations that require seat-of-the-pants decisions and ingenuity. We may carefully plan for one scenario and find the jobsite to be a whole different story. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely applies. So why do we often claim that it does?

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The 'Lucky' Surveyor

I’ve never had any luck. I can’t win at poker, although I enjoy the game. 

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How a December Dollar Spent Can Be a Good Thing

Now would be a good time to engage in creative thinking about how we can best wish those around us in the business world “happy holidays.” A thoughtful gesture can express how much we value these people and what they do.

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The Shortest Distance

Somewhere back in grade school, I learned that a line was the shortest distance between two points.
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When It's OK to Spend Your Boss's Money

Many years ago, while working at a mid-size engineering firm, I was called into my supervisor’s office.
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In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

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