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MALSCE News - November 2013

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

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

November 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.


A Watershed Moment: Changes to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program - FIRM Mapping and Elevation Certificates


11/22/13 MALSCE and BSCES Seminar

A Watershed Moment: Changes to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program - FIRM Mapping and Elevation Certificates

Richard Zingarelli, NFIP Program Coordinator, Massachusetts DCR
Dean Savramis (invited), Mitigation Division Director, FEMA Region I
Robert DeSaulniers (invited), Flood Insurance Specialist, FEMA Region I

More:  http://bit.ly/11-22-FEMA

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Ownership Transition, Mergers and Acquisitions For Engineers and Land Surveyors - TECET Seminar on 12/3/13

TECET Seminar:  David Cohen on Ownership Transition

Successful Ownership Transition, Mergers and Acquisitions For Engineers and Land Surveyors, 7:45 - 11:00 AM at Aldrich Center, The Engineering Center

Mass. Board of Registration Revisions to 250 CMR

-- Publication expected later in November



Later this month, the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and of Land Surveyors is expected to issue updates to its regulations, which are found in Title 250 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations ("250 CMR"). The Board's regulations set the standards for the practice of engineering and land surveying throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Several MALSCE members submitted written comments about the changes. The Board of Registration reviewed comments received by July 25 and incorporated some of the comments.

More:  http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/en/

MassDOT Updates Prequalification Category Definitions

Check the Prequalification Category Definitions on:


Wentworth Re-launched Full Surveying Certificate Program in Fall 2013 Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) resumed its Professional Land Surveying Certificate program starting with courses in the Fall of 2013.

The Professional Land Surveying Certificate (PLS) at Wentworth Institute of Technology is intended for professionals currently working in the land surveying field, who are seeking to become a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts. Learn field measurement, survey calculations, evidence gathering and assessment, boundary determination, publication and presentation of final survey results, and the applicability of emerging technologies.

More about the certificate program and schedule:

or 617-989-4300

Trig-Star for 2013-14:  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

STEM Ambassadors Needed for 6th Grade Visits Through DIGITS

DIGITS is a sixth grade classroom program pairing STEM professionals - people like you who work in science, engineering and technology - with sixth grade classrooms across the state to increase students’ interest in math and science and many exciting career choices available to them.

DIGITS is affliliated with The Engineering Center Education Trust and MALSCE.


Volunteer & Morewww.digits.us.com

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

NSPS 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  www.malsce.org  for details

11/15/2013: Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2013 Convention    


11/20/2013:  MALSCE Berkshire Chapter Dinner Meeting


11/20/2013:  NSPS Fall 2013 Business Meeting, Lobby Day


11/21/2013:  MALSCE Central Chapter Dinner Meeting


11/22/13:  MALSCE and BSCES SeminarA Watershed Moment: Changes to FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program - FIRM Mapping and Elevation Certificates


12/3/13:  Successful Ownership Transition, Mergers and Acquisitions for Engineers and Land Surveyors
with David Cohen, Matheson Financial Advisors, TECET Seminar


12/05/2013: New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) 2013 Convention


1/22/2014: New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS)  2014 Convention        


1/30/2014: Maine Society of Land Surveyors (MSLS) 2014 Convention  


2/25/2014:  TECET Engineering Center Leadership Dinner, Boston


3/7- 8/2014, MALSCE 2014 Annual Convention     


5/13/2014, Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House   


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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