November 25, 2020
NSPS Government Affairs consultant John Palatiello joins host Curt Sumner for a discussion about Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) which is mandated by federal (and some states) law for procurement of professional services including Surveying. The discussion will also include the challenges encountered in insuring adherence to the process.
November 18, 2020
Joe Fenicle shares with host Curt Sumner his experiences/adventures in surveying, and recently “going home” to join the faculty of the surveying program at the University of Akron.
November 11, 2020
Join host Curt Sumner on this episode of "Table A Talk". He discusses the new 2021 ALTA/NSPS Standards with Gary Kent. The new Standards are scheduled to be released on February 23, 2021. Visit the NSPS website information about the new standards.
November 4, 2020
This “Future Focus” episode features one of the best stories so far told on the “Surveyor Says!” podcast. A recently minted CST Level 1, Steve Holliger knew nothing about surveying a few short years ago when recruited for a utility mapping job. After helping Ben Shinabery and the QK4 team complete the daunting task, he stuck around to learn more about the profession and began the road to a fulfilling career. Your host, Tim Burch, NSPS President-Elect, recently talked with Steve and Ben to discuss how surveying came into both of their lives and how the CST program has given Steve incentive to become a great surveyor. The intrigue of surveying (and benefits of the NSPS CST Program) highlight this great episode of “Surveyor Says!” the NSPS Podcast.
October 21, 2020
This episode of “Surveyor Says!” features another YSN member in our “Future Focus” series. Joining our host Tim Burch, NSPS President-Elect, is James Combs, the current Vice President of the NSPS Young Surveyors group. James shares his story of being introduced into surveying, all the places the profession has taken him, and the bright future that lies ahead for the surveying community. He also discusses how meeting other YSN members from other parts of the nation has helped him become a better surveyor.
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October 14, 2020
On this episode of the series “Get to know your NSPS Directors” Curt Sumner talks with Stewart Ward, NSPS Director representing the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS). This series will provide insight into the fact that NSPS leaders are “just like other Surveyors”, and have chosen to dedicate time to help guide our national society in its endeavors on behalf of the profession.
October 7, 2020
On this episode of "Future Focus" Curt Sumner is joined by Gretel Zwick. Gretel is an Assistant Project Manager for Accurate Infrastructure Data, Inc. in Baltimore, MD. She participates in the NSPS Young Surveyors Group and is a member of the NSPS Diversity Committee. They talk about her path to Surveying and her aspirations for the future.