“Top 10” Things a New Surveying Technician Needs to Know
Friday, June 28, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester
35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA 01608
7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Seminar
A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS
Whether you started your first surveying job last week or in the last few years, surveying can be a mysterious profession to jump into, especially when your new-found profession is super busy. Why do we do what we do? Where does my data go once it is collected? What are all these hieroglyphics I see in deeds and old plans? How do I advance myself? The presenter has been training and educating surveying technicians for over 30 years and has developed this seminar for the new technician to provided them with an overview of modern surveying practice. By connecting the daily tasks of a technician to the “big picture” of the profession it is hoped that those technicians who enjoy what they are doing will consider surveying as a career, and not just a job. The presenter will not only dispel many of the mysteries surrounding the practice of surveying but will provide attendees with tools and strategies to help them navigate the burgeoning pathways to successful careers. There will also be dedicated question and answer periods at both the mid-point and the end of the seminar so that attendees can tailor the content to their specific needs. The “Top 10” topics are as follows:
1. Types of Surveys
3. Records Research
4. Precision and Accuracy
6. Today’s Tools
7. Working Outdoors Safely
8. Allied Professions
9. Education and Training
10. Licensure & Public Trust
A. Richard Vannozzi, MS, PLS
Mr. Vannozzi is a graduate of the University of Maine where he earned a BS in Forestry with high honors and concentrations in both forest management and surveying in 1984 and an MS in Forestry (with a surveying emphasis) in 2006. From 2007-2017, Mr. Vannozzi completed an additional 40 credits of graduate course work in geomatics and adult education while enrolled in the doctoral program in Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut. Mr. Vannozzi is an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at The Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston where he teaches geomatics, surveying and related courses. Along with developing Wentworth’s PLS Certificate Program in 2003, Mr. Vannozzi has recently spearheaded his department’s effort in creating and securing approval of a Surveying minor, whereby students can include 18 credit hours of surveying courses as part of their BS in Civil Engineering, (or other) degree work.
He is registered as a professional land surveyor in Massachusetts. Before reorienting his career to focus on surveying education in 2003, Mr. Vannozzi worked in private practice for 19 years, specializing in ancient boundary retracement, boundary dispute resolution, and title, boundary and zoning litigation. Mr. Vannozzi maintains a small consulting practice that specializes in complex boundary, title and zoning matters for select clients including attorneys and other professional land surveyors.
Mr. Vannozzi was the 2012 recipient of ACSM’s Earle J. Fennell Award for distinguished educational contributions to ACSM and the surveying and mapping profession. He is a past-president of MALSCE and, in 1998, was recognized as MALSCE’s Surveyor of the Year. He is a past president of The Engineering Center and currently serves on the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Board of Directors representing Massachusetts. In 2017, Mr. Vannozzi was elected a Fellow of NSPS.
Registration fees are $200/person for MALSCE members and $250/person for non-members. See form for details. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, two snack breaks, lunch and all seminar handouts.
Registration deadline: Monday, June 24, 2019. Seminar registrations will be accepted via fax, mail or online. Fax your registration to 617/227-6783. Mail your registration form and check (payable to “MALSCE”) to: MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108. Use Visa, MasterCard or American Express to register online 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 member login information or if you need help registering call 617/227-5551. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be given after June 24, 2019 registration deadline. No-shows will be billed.
Continuing Education This seminar is worth 6.5 professional development hours (subject to state-specific exclusions; seek clarification from appropriate state authorities). All seminar participants will receive a certificate documenting attendance at the end of the seminar. Please complete the registration form with your legal name, address, and other contact information so that you will be properly identified on the certificate.
Expenses incurred for education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (including travel, meals and lodging) may be tax-deductible.