Registration and Continental Breakfast
Scanning Presentation with Michael Carter, Director of 3D Mapping, Doucet Survey, Inc.
Discussion of Possible Changes to Vermont Board Rules
Lunch and Business Meeting
Highway Case Studies
This 3D Laser Scanning presentation is intended to give surveyors a solid working familiarity with terrestrial 3D laser scanning and its many applications in land surveying. The presentation will illustrate 3D laser scan data from a variety of recent topographic, boundary, and construction surveys to help surveyors understand how and why this technology is being utilized in those areas (so people see the capabilities and limitations of the technology). We will explore several specific examples of how the 3D laser scan point cloud data is used to create deliverables for clients. These examples of deliverables will include the point cloud itself, coordinates in a spreadsheet form, 2D or 3D drawings, Revit models, and Leica TruView files. The presentation will then involve a discussion of the costs and cost effectiveness of 3D laser scanning for various projects to help surveyors analyze when and whether it will be a good fit for their operations. Finally, there will be a discussion of recent and emerging trends in the industry related to 3D laser scanning.
VSLS President Mark Day will facilitate a discussion about whether changes are needed in the rules governing the profession of land surveying in Vermont.
A town-commissioned land survey has yielded some answers in a neighborhood dispute on Wallace Road, but it has also raised new questions. The project involved many aspects that plague town Right of Ways. Recovering actual road layout descriptions, and discontinuances, rights created by Dedication and Acceptance through town maintenance and public use and the wants and needs of abutting land owners. The case study will incorporate the processes and techniques used in assembling the record documents, the field survey, the evaluation of the physical evidence with the record documents, the criteria that created the conclusions, the public and municipalities opinions on the outcome and where the survey actually stands an this time.
Michael Carter is Doucet Survey Inc.’s Director of 3D Mapping. While Michael continues to be involved with traditional boundary, topographic, and construction layout surveys, his primary focus for the last 7 has been on 3D laser scanning surveys. He has performed a wide range of work in this area, including scans of neighborhood streetscapes, highways, bridges, tunnels, rail corridors, airports, complete interior & exterior scans of large buildings, LNG and other fuel processing facilities, rock faces, mine shafts, electrical utility structures, boats, and a host of other geometrically complex structures. Michael really enjoys this work and continues to be excited about the possibilities it opens up to provide amazing materials for clients to benefit from. Michael lives in Milford, NH with his wife Erin and their two children Keegan & Catriona.
Ryan Cloutier is the Geomatics Director in VHB’s South Burlington, Vermont office. He provides overall program management for the office’s geomatics team and oversees the suite of survey and GIS services offered to state, municipal, and private sector clients. Ryan has close to 20 years of experience in geomatics on projects across New England for both public and private sector clients. He has in-depth experience in both the public and private sectors, having held senior positions at the Vermont Agency of Transportation and with private consulting firms throughout New England. He is a Licensed Land Surveyor in Vermont with a degree in Mathematics from Saint Michaels College in Essex, Vermont.
Joe Flynn is the Land Survey Manager for O'Leary-Burke Civil Associates in Essex Junction, Vermont, a 12-person civil engineering firm. He is responsible for review of all plats, site layout, topographic surveys, survey equipment maintenance and purchases. Prior to this, Joe was Land Survey Manager at DuBois & King, Inc., a multi-discipline Vermont engineering firm. Joe is a member of the Vermont Board of Land Surveyors and chairs the NCEES EPS Committee, which oversees the development and scoring of the FS and PS exams.