In my last post, I mentioned the current attempt to remove the educational requirements for civil engineers to become a PLS. If you think I'm missing the mark, you should check out the service developed by First American called ExpressMap.
The engineering board in my region that influences and decides on the
qualifications for things like becoming a PE or PLS ruled that engineers who
work with boundaries and land data could receive their PLS certification without
the education requirements that are mandated for everyone else.
Congress is looking to create an infrastructure bank to allow private investors to buy into infrastructure projects. Given the broke state of the treasury, and the 2 trillion dollars in infrastructure costs the ASCE projects will be required in five years, anything the government does that works is a good deal.
School only covered so much, I knew, but I had no idea things would be this
complicated! GIS, photo modeling, point clouds, business models, it makes my
brain feel like someone stuck a blender in my head.
At my new job I have time on my side, so I get to do a lot of thinking and have a chance to apply my philosophy at work. While I’m excited to have the chance to put all my ideas to the test, I’m also glad to have two engineers above me to keep me inside of what is realistically and fiscally possible.
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.