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MALSCE News - February 2013

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

(from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers)

February 2013


To register online for MALSCE seminars and programs at the MALSCE member rate, you must login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information, contact The Engineering Center at 617/227-5551.



Carlson Survey Hands-On Tutorial


MALSCE Seminar: 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Join MALSCE for this Carlson Survey Hands-On Tutorial with Gary Rosen
Brochure: http://www.malsce.org//malsce/file/2013/Carlson_Survey_seminar_flyer.pdf
Friday,  March 8, 2013
Clark University MetroWest Campus, 333 Turnpike Road (Route 9 West), Southborough, MA, off I-495, Exit 23A
8 - 8:30 AM Registration; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Seminar
Members $240, Non-Members $290


This seminar will cover a wide range of functionality within the Carlson Survey 2013 office software program.

Morning session:  efficient data storage and management, and then proceed into working with points and surfaces. 

Afternoon session:  use of Field to Finish coding, and some of the other 10 essential Carlson Survey tools covered in the courseware we will be using, A Practical Guide to Carlson Survey 2013, Level 1 by Rick Ellis. 

We'll provide a copy of the book to all attendees.

Register by 3/4:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CARLSON_030813

MALSCE SIT and PLS Refresher Courses

on March 23, 2013 at The Engineering Center, Boston, MA

Join MALSCE for day-long review courses for:

Surveyor-in-Training and Professional Land Surveyor Candidates who will be taking the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam or the Professional Land Surveyor Exam in April 2013.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108

7:45 AM Registration; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Courses

Members $225, Non-Members $275

Register for the SIT Refresher by March 19:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=SIT_SPRING13


Register for the PLS Refresher by March 19:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=PLS_SPRING13



Surveyors Rendezvous


March 17, 2013 on the Boston Common, Boston, MA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second annual Surveyors Rendezvous at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

And wear your green too!

More information about this event:



Register by March 11 at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SurveyorsRendezvous2013

NCEES Seeks PLSs for Standard Setting Survey

NCEES is currently seeking volunteers who are licensed PLSs to participate in a standard-setting study for the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam. To qualify, volunteers must have taken and passed the NCEES PS exam.


Selected volunteers will review and rate the difficulty of items that will be included on the updated PS exam. The volunteers’ responses will help NCEES determine the passing score for the PS exam.


The standard-setting studyl takes place May 17–18, 2013, in Clemson, SC. NCEES will pay for travel and lodging expenses.


To volunteer for the study, complete this short survey (about 2 minutes):


Water Infrastructure Alliance Seeks MALSCE Representative

In 2009, the Massachusetts legislature established a Water Infrastructure Finance Commission (WIFC) to develop a comprehensive, long range water infrastructure finance plan for the commonwealth and its municipalities.  The Commission’s Final Report (http://www.acecma.org/acecma/file/WIFC_Report-May2012.pdf)
was released in May 2012.  ACEC/MA and BSCES are part of new Water Infrastructure Alliance advocating for the Commission’s recommendations.  If you are interested in representing MALSCE in this Alliance, email Abbie Goodman: agoodman@engineers.org

Trig-Star for 2012-13:  Visit Your Local High School

MALSCE's Trig-Star Chair, Don Poole, will help you bring Trig-Star and more information about land surveying careers to a high school near you:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10512&pid=10386

Unwritten Registry Regulations?


Give MALSCE Your Input by the Extended Deadline March 31, 2013

MALSCE has heard that some of the Massachusetts Registries of Deeds may have 'unwritten' rules or requirements for plans.  Before the Board develops a strategy, we need your input about your experience with different Registries of Deeds.

Provide your input in this survey by March 31, 2013:


PE and PLS totals by discipline up to and through January 3, 2013

The Engineering Center Education Trust, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, collects data on the total number of current PE (Professional Engineer) and PLS  (Professional Land Surveyor) licensees on an annual basis.  Download the chart showing total licensee data over several years:

PDF Chart of Licensee Data - 2013

Subscribe to NSPS News and Views - a weekly E-news bulletin

Subscribe online, even if you are not a current NSPS member.  View back issues. Link to sign up:   http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?nsps

ACSM Radio Hour

Each Monday at 11 AM:  This weekly show features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner on key issues affecting surveyors nationwide.  Listen live, 11 AM Eastern:  www.americaswebradio.com    Click the listen icon on the home page


Past Shows:   http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php

Key Dates  See  http://www.malsce.org  for details

2/23/2013,  MALSCE Board Meeting, Schofield Bros. of New England, Framingham, MA.


2/27/2013, MALSCE Central Mass. Chapter Dinner. Lyme Disease update, More: 



2/27/2013, MALSCE Berkshire Chapter Dinner, Pittsfield, MA, More: http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BRKSHR_02272013


3/8/2013, MALSCE Seminar:  Carlson Survey Hands-On Tutorial,  More: http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CARLSON_030813


3/11/2013, Presentation Techniques for Public Hearings, TECET 3-part series, More: http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10986&pid=10225


3/15/2013, (new date) Financial Management for Engineers and Land Surveyors, Session 2 at The Engineering Center, http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10963&pid=10225


3/17/2013, Land Surveyors Rendezvous on Boston Common. More: 



3/17 - 3/23/2013, NSPS National Land Surveyors Week

More:   http://www.nsps.us.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=667&parentID=524&nodeID=2


3/19/2013, MALSCE Board Teleconference, via phone and at The Engineering Center, Boston, MA.


3/23/2013, MALSCE SIT and PLS Refresher Courses, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA. More: http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pid=10281


4/4/2013:  MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter Dinner, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. More: 



4/20/2013:  MALSCE Board Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA.


5/14/2013, Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House, (and The Engineering Center), More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10992&pid=10225  Boston, MA


5/21/2013, MALSCE Board Teleconference, via phone and at The Engineering Center, Boston, MA.


6/22/2013:  MALSCE Board Meeting, Schofield Bros. of New England, Framingham, MA.


9/10-12, 2014:  Northeast Surveying Societies Conference and Convention, VSLS 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2014 NESS Meeting & Conference, Sheraton Conference Center, South Burlington, VT,  http://www.vsls.org/


Edited by Abbie Goodman for MALSCE, agoodman@engineers.org




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