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MALSCE News - Week of January 31, 2011

Type:  Featured News  

News and Upcoming Events from the

Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)


To register online for 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 Bailey Boykan at 617/227-5551 or  bboykan@engineers.org


MALSCE Proprietors Council Lunch on Business Issues, hosted by Paul Tyrell, PE, PLS - Friday, February 4, 2011, 12 Noon at The Engineering Center, open to all MALSCE members.  Topics to include:  Lien Law, Collections, NSPS Surveying USA and how it can help your local marketing and more:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_PROP_020411


Cape Cod Chapter Dinner Meeting - Thursday, February 10:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CAPE_2-10-11


NSTAR Seeking 2 Right of Way Specialists for Job Openings Now:  Posting on the TEC Job Board:  http://bit.ly/h7R58C  


NSPS Plans NSPS Surveying USA Events for 3-19-2011; Contact Don Poole to learn more about how you can help with this event in your town  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10603&pid=10386


Monday, February 7 edition of the ACSM Radio Hour, 11 AM features Gary Kent on the ALTA/ACSM Land Titlle Survey Standards and related issues.  The January 31 show featured guest Jack Breed, PLS for a discussion about two matters that are currently being addressed in Florida, but will have major implications to surveyors nationwide:  1) challenge to the definition of surveying and mapping, and 2) a proposal to change the criteria for Qualifications Based Selection (QBS). Jack is a long-time activist and leader in the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, and is the current Chair of its Legal Committee. Join Host Curt Sumner and his guests for these important discussions.  You can listent to past shows in the archive:  http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php


Spotlight On: Surveying Video Starts Airing on PBS Stations Across the Nation:  Link to the Spotlight On: Surveying video produced by NSPS and NCEES for presentation on PBS stations nationwide.  Help to promote this video to your colleagues and student.  Look for it on a PBS station near you.

More information:  http://www.nspsmo.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=850


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.live.getfused.com/index.cfm?cdid=10512&pid=10386


DIGITS Program Seeks MALSCE Volunteers This Week- Especially from Eastern MA - for 6th Grade Classroom Visits. Help to grow the future of land surveying: 



Massachusetts Legislative Committees Named as of January 31; see your legislators' assignments :  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10630&pid=10386


Key Dates  (see http://www.malsce.org for details)
2/4/2011, 12:00 Noon MALSCE Proprietors Council Lunch hosted by Paul Tyrell,   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_PROP_020411


2/10/2011, 6:00 PM, MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter Dinner Meeting, Hyannis, MA, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CAPE_2-10-11

2/15/2011, 3:00 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference Meeting


3/5 or 3/12/2011,  MALSCE PLS and SIT Refresher Courses, The Engineering Center in Boston, Details:  TBA


3/19/2011, NSPS Surveying USA Events Planned: Details TBA   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10603&pid=10386


3/26/2011, 9:00 AM, MALSCE Board Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA


4/8/2011,  MALSCE Seminar:  Business and Employment Law with Colleen Nevin, Details: TBA


4/26/2011,  3:00 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference Meeting


4/29/2011, MALSCE Seminar:  ALTA/ACSM LTS Standards, with Gary Kent,  Details:  TBA
5/10/2011,  Design Professionals Day at the State House


5/20/2011, MALSCE Seminar:  Massachusetts Highway Law, with F. Sydney Smithers, IV, Details:  TBA
5/21/2011, MALSCE Board Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA


6/18/2011, 9:00 AM, MALSCE Board Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA


6/TBA/2011:  MALSCE Seminar:  Survey Project Management: Set-Up and Organization with Rich Vannozzi, Details: TBA


9/15-16/2011  VSLS 2011 Annual Conference at Killington Grand Hotel,  http://www.vsls.org/


9/23-24/2011, SAVE THE DATE:  MALSCE 2011 Convention on Cape Cod, at the Cape Codder in Hyannis, Details, TBA


11/4/2011,  CALS 2011 Convention, 
See  www.malsce.org  for more on these events and news you can use. 




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