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An Introduction to the New 2011 ALTA/ACSM Standards

Description This session will acquaint participants with the new 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 7:30 AM
Begin Date 04/29/2011
End Date 04/29/2011
Early Reg: 04/04/2011

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Location name: Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough
Location phone: 508/366-5511
City: Westborough
State: MA
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Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)
An Introduction to the New 2011 ALTA/ACSM Standards
Featuring: Gary Kent, LS, The Schneider Corporation
  Friday, April 29, 2011  
Doubletree Hotel Boston/Westborough, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA
  7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Seminar
  Members*: $200; Non-members: $250
  * Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate.  
  This session will acquaint participants with the new 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.  In addition to containing a number of significant changes, the new standards are completely reformatted and reorganized.  After a brief explanation of the 2 ? year process of developing and adopting the 2011 standards, the audience will be taken through a section by section review of the new standards. With an effective date of February 23, 2011, this will be a timely introduction to the newest version of this ubiquitous national standard of the surveying profession.
What You Will Learn:
At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to?
  • Outline the purpose of an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
  • Explain the process of requesting an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
  • Explain how other survey standards and standards of care relate
  • Explain the measurement standard (Relative Positional Accuracy and the basis for its calculation)
  • Identify the records research required
  • Outline the items required to be gathered as part of the field work
  • Outline what needs to appear on the plat or map
  • Explain the issues of the mandatory ALTA/ACSM certification
  • Outline the optional Table A items
Seminar Speaker:
Gary Kent, LS, The Schneider Corporation
Gary Kent has been with The Schneider Corporation - a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis and with offices in North Carolina and Iowa - for 27 years.  He is past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Gary taught Boundary Law, Legal Descriptions, Property Surveying and Land Survey Systems as an adjunct instructor for Purdue University from 1999 to 2006 and again this current semester.  He is currently in his third term as Vice Chairman of the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors.  Gary is chair of the National Society of Professional Surveyors' committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards and is liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association.  He also writes regular columns for The American Surveyor magazine and for the ACSM Bulletin.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 25, 2011
Registration Information: Members of other New England and New York land surveying associations can attend for the member rate provided they fax or mail their registration as noted below. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and all seminar handouts. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. MALSCE will give a 50% refund for cancellations made by Monday, April 25, 2011. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed.
You can register for this seminar and pay by credit card online by clicking on the "Register" button above. To register online for this seminar at the MALSCE member rate, login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information call 617/227-5551. To process your online payment, the billing name and address must match the name and address of the credit card you are using.  If you need help registering online, contact Faye Nelson at 617/305-4104 or  fnelson@engineers.org.
You can also register by downloading and completing a seminar registration form at:
and fax or mail it with payment to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616, Fax: 617/227-6783.
Questions?  Contact Diana Pappas at 617/305-4113 or Dpappas@engineers.org

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