Articles by Milton Denny, PLS

Examining an Antique

Many of you have attended a surveyor's convention and looked at the historical survey equipment on display. Often, the historical items are missing essential parts and would be impossible to use on a survey today.
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The Business Side

I can tell you from personal experience that working at a large company is not always the path to high profits or personal satisfaction. So why not focus your company on the work you can perform yourself?
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The Business Side

The company planning ideas presented in this column are tailored to company owners as well as managers. This information comes from a seminar I developed titled "Treating Surveying as a Profitable Business." When I conduct this seminar, I ask each person in attendance to develop a company business plan based on three areas important to running a successful business: business structure, profitability and company management.
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The Business Side

This column is a continuation of my discussion on company planning. Not long ago I had a call from a woman whose husband had died; she wanted help in selling his business. The problem was that the business stopped operating the day he died-and its value was greatly reduced that day. The owner did not have a plan in place with another licensed surveyor who could take over and continue the business until it could be sold. The sad truth is that the only value left in his business was possibly in the records of his client base. It did not have to be this way. Having a plan could have salvaged most of the value of his business and continued the employment of the workers.
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The Business Side

Creating a business continuity plan.
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The Business Side

Although many surveyors may be comfortable with their current situations, they should be aware that the profession is facing major challenges...
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The Business Side

Managing the small surveying or engineering company.
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Company checkups.
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The Business Side

Land surveyor: it defines who we are!
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The Business Side

Surveying on the construction site.
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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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