December 6, 2011: End of the year already?
Well, time is flying if I am just now getting back to this News link.
Lots have happened so I will not bore you with details.
I am now the president of the Texas Society of Professional
Surveyors. I finished the fall semester at school. Things are slow at
Three more weeks of work this year and hopefully next year will hold
May 27, 2011: Ready for Vacation
Today is the last day of work before my first vacation to Disney
World in Florida. It has been hectic with trying to work, finishing up
finals at school, and dealing with Texas legislation to keep our
professional board alive for another session.
My wife and sons are on their last day of school for the summer. So
this vacation will be a fun and relaxing trip.
I hope everything continues to progress at work next week and it runs
See y'all next week.
March 23, 2011: Back to Work
After not working on the website for a few months, I am back to make
sure it is kept current.
A lot has gone on especially with the Texas Legislation this year.
With several new bills introduced to combine professional boards,
including the board of professional land surveying, my role as
president elect of TSPS has me working with others to make sure that
our profession does not lose a voice in Austin.
Our work has changed and we have gone through some
restructuring of the business. We have reduced overhead and started
concentrating on new venues to offer our clients. More to come on
After almost a decade of dedicated work with Edwards Surveying,
Mike Winchell of Odessa, Texas, has left our company. We wish him
luck with whatever he decides to do from here. Thanks Mike!
January 2, 2011: Elevation Certificates
Lately, our company has been getting requests to complete a FEMA
Elevation Certificate for land owners. Many of these request come
from property that lies in Zone A (without BFE) according to FIRM
panels. The trouble with completing these forms is that without a
BFE (Base Flood Elevation) or a RM (Reference Mark or
Benchmark) that is related to a BFE, the Elevation Certificate
cannot be used to determine if the subject area is in or out of the
flood zone. According to FEMA instructions on Elevation
Certificates, if the property is in a zone without a BFE then the
property owner or representative can complete the form without
being signed and sealed by a professional engineer or land surveyor,
which takes the liability off of the professional.
December 30, 2010: LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE
We have been working to restructure our company with the economic
downturn. Therefore, we are also restructuring our website to make
it have more personal approach to our services and company. Keep
watching for more to come.