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MALSCE 2012 Convention

 Friday, September 21, 2012

Holiday Inn Mansfield/Foxborough, Mansfield, MA

A special thank you to all the companies who have sponsored the Convention:
Col-East, Inc.
DGT Survey Group
Eastern Topographics
Eldredge Surveying
R. E. Cameron & Associates, Inc
Spatial Data & Design


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Register for the Annual MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting & Dinner the evening of Thursday, September 20


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Schedule for the Day

7:00 AM
Registration Opens / Breakfast Break
7:20 AM
Vendor Floor Opens
8:00- 8:30 AM
President’s Welcome
David Humphrey, PLS, Chief Surveyor
Schofield Brothers of New England Inc.
What’s Happening with the Board?
Dennis Drumm, PLS, Chairman
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

9:15-9:50 AM
Surveyors and Handheld GPS Services
Steve Santovasi, GISP, Senior IM Specialist
Burnes and McDonnell
9:40-10:20 AM
Break Visit with Vendors
10:20-11:55 AM
Pricing Professional Services 1
Larry Phipps, PLS
 T.P. Consultants

9:00-9:40 AM
Carlson’s Solutions to Mass Highway Plan Requirements
John O’Brien, Sales Manager/Northeast, Mid-Atlantic States
Carlson Software
9:40-10:05 AM
Break Visit with Vendors
10:05-10:35 AM
Mobile Mapping Another Tool for Surveyors
Michael Quan, President
Unteractive Tactica Group
10:40-11:55 AM
Demystifying Machine Control and 3D Data
Brian Riley, Survey Sales Manager, Bunce Positioning Systems

12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendors
Track 1 (Continued)
1:15-2:45 PM
Pricing Professional Services 2
Larry Phipps, PLS
T.P. Consultants
2:30 PM
Registration Closes
2:45-3:15 PM
Break with Vendors
3:15- 5:00 PM
How to get your Price!
 Larry Phipps, PLS
T.P. Consultants

Track 2 (Continued)
1:15-2:00 PM
Specifying Foundation Flood Vents for Building Sustainability, Durability and Performance
Lenny Cook
Smart Vent Inc.
2:40-3:25 PM
An Alternative to Pervious Pavement; Treating and Recharging Stormwater Using High
Flow Inverted Cone Filtration

Todd Wacome, Principal
Taylor Cove Development LLC
3:30-5:00 PM
North Eastern Surveying Societies Meeting

3:20 PM
Vendor Floor Closes

5:00-6:00 PM

6:00-8:00 PM
Keynote Speaker
Massachusetts Representative Carolyn Dykema

Sessions and Speakers Info

What’s happening with the Board
Dennis Drumm, PLS is Chairman of the Board of Professional Licensure Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors in Massachusetts. He is the PrimaCode primary software developer and founder which is a standards setting Least-Squares Conformal Coordinate Transformation solution. He is also an active Professional Land Surveyor who continues to work with land owners and professionals alike, to address their surveying related needs. 250 CMR Re-draft Process were still underway with Division of Professional Licensure staff in June. Come hear where we are today and what is a projected date of approval and enactment. The Mandatory Continuing Education Committee update: Board Chairman Dennis Drumm has moved forward with the creation of a Board Committee on this issue. This committee had first meeting in June and Ken Anderson represents MALSCE on this Committee. Hear their concerns to date.

Surveyors and Handheld GPS services
Steve Santovasi, GISP is a senior IM Specialist with Burnes and McDonnell. He previously held the position of Administrator of Geographic Information Systems for the City of Waterbury CT, Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering. Besides overseeing an extensive GIS system there he provided support to all city departments, development agencies, engineering firms, and surveying companies that promote development in the Municipality. He was recipient of the 2011 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for recognition of outstanding work in GIS Technology. Learn how the City of Waterbury use handheld GPS units to help build the City’s GIS system. Understand why these collection devices meet the required accuracy for the City’s GIS system. Understand handheld GPS on equipment you already own (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc). What works and what doesn’t. Are their missed opportunities for your business?

Pricing of Professional Services 1, 2 and How to get your price!
Larry Phipps, PLS is a North Carolina licensed land surveyor with more than 20 years experience owning and operating a surveying business. Additionally, as president of Land Surveyors Workshops he has spent the last decade traveling and teaching at conferences around the US. His goal is to help surveyors be better at their business of surveying. Recently, Larry Phipps and Carol Haitt Huff formed T.P. Consultants, a company that works with surveying firms on reducing liability and implementing value based pricing. Land Surveyors and Engineers need to be smart business people too. During his three stand alone sessions, Larry will discuss methods of choosing the right clients, why hourly pricing has its limitations and is sending the wrong message about your services, determining your business costs, how to value price your services, analyzing your results, room for improvements, and the implementation of a strategy to success.

Carlson’s Solutions to Mass Highway Plan Requirements
John O’Brien, is Sales Manager / Northeast, Mid-Atlantic States for Carlson Software. While many survey practitioners use Carlson software products, the State of Massachusetts has mandated that any drawings being prepared for them
must be in AutoCAD civil 3D. Hear what the differences actually are and what Carlson has for solutions to deliver Drawings to the State of Massachusetts. Where are Carlson’s priorities for the future?

Mobile Mapping Another Tool for Surveyors
Michael Quan is president of the Unteractive Tactica Group affiliated with 3D Mobile Mapping by Earthmine. Michael is an award-winning photojournalist and a pioneer in interactive imaging. He is the past president of the IVRPA, the international GVR Photography association, and began his work in 1997 by producing the Harvard University Internet virtual tour. Come hear how their mobile mapping system
works, what are its capabilities, and limitations. What are the latest enhancements and future research? Why 3D mobile mapping should be a tool in a surveyors “tool box” similar to aerial photography.

Demystifying Machine Control and 3D Data
Brian Riley is a survey Sales Manager for Bunce positioning Systems. He joined Bunce Industries in July of 1995 and is currently the manager of Eastern Mass. and Rhode Island. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Westfield State College and has been in the construction industry for over 17 years. What are the machine control options presently available and how do they work. What is necessary both hardware and software to support machines using this type of control? How is the data prepared for the machine control solution to work efficiently? Is there a role in this process for land surveyors?

Specifying Foundation Flood Vents for Building Sustainability, Durability and Performance
This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and compliance with Building Codes and FEMA Regulations as well as how they can effectively prevent major damage to buildings due to flooding. The course will review applicable codes pertaining to foundation flood venting, including a complete review of FEMA’s Technical Bulletin  After the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the difference between non-engineered openings and engineered openings and the important role they play in designing a sustainable structure.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the effects of hydrostatic pressure on building sustainability.
2. Explain the role of foundation flood vents on building enclosure performance in relationship to air, water and land use.
3. Identify FEMA regulations and ICC building codes as they relate to sustaining foundations in flood hazard areas.           
4. Analyze the differences between engineered and non-engineered foundation flood openings in terms of optimizing health, durability, and maintenance.

Lenny Cook worked for a manufacturing rep company for many years promoting mechanical and electrical high-end project materials.  Eventually he formed his own company representing large project AC storage mechanical components in New England.  When the low-cost electrical night rates were abandoned, He found a product line called Smart Vent which had an excellent product to save insurance money for buildings in the floodplain.  He joined the company in November '03 as a technical sales rep in New England.  In April of '07 I passed the national exam to be qualified as a "Certified Floodplain Manager" (CFM).
 He has enjoyed working with many different owners, architects, engineers, contractors, code officials and surveyors to promote Smart Vents as the only tested and certified foundation flood vent which substantially reduces the NFIP premiums paid by buildings in (or just outside) the floodplain.

An alternative to Pervious Pavement; Treating and Recharging Stormwater Using High Flow Inverted Cone Filtration
Inverted Cone Filtration is a next generation stormwater quality treatment technology that addresses many of the most important aspects of a stormwater management design.  These key aspects include high performance, low O&M costs, groundwater recharging options and the ability to retrofit existing drainage structures.
The basic concept is to employ inlets that direct stormwater to fall inside a large cone shaped treatment membrane within the manhole resulting in a treatment flow that is outward and upward.  This upward flow filtration is resistant to blinding, and protects previously settled material from resuspension, a feature that is of growing importance to communities concerned about neglected BMP’s.

The session will include an overview of the technique, the maintenance procedure, and how the option to recharge highly filtered stormwater is an attractive alternative to pervious pavement.  Results of stringent lab testing during 2011 and 2012 will be shared including Hydraulic Capacity, Design Flow, TSS Removal Rates, and Re-entrainment Rates.

Todd Wacome is a real estate developer in Andover, MA and proponent of High Flow Inverted Cone Filtration to treat stormwater for both quality and volume.  He has recently had his system verification tested for use as an alternative to porous pavement on a large project in Andover, and for statewide use under the Massachusetts Stormwater Management Standards.

Keynote Speaker Massachusetts Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston)

State Representative Carolyn Dykema serves the 8th Middlesex District of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 and 3), and Westborough (pct. 2). She was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in the fall of 2008.

Representative Carolyn Dykema serves on the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, and the Joint Committee on Public Health. She represented the Massachusetts House of Representatives on the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission. She is strong advocate for water infrastructure. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Indiana University. She and her husband Bill live in Holliston with their three children.



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