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Sunday January 23, 2022

4:00pm - 6:00pm..................................................................................................................................................Registration

5:00pm - 9:00pm..............................................................................................................................Kickoff Welcome Event

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Monday January 24, 2022

 

 

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7:00am - 5:30pm..................................................................................................................................................Registration

7:00am - 8:15am.......................................................................................................................................................Breakfast

9:00am.............................................................................................................................................Exhibits Open

8:30am - 10:00am.....................................................................................Monday Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • 101. ALTA/NSPS Update

    • ​Presenter: Don Groesser

    • Description: Review of the 2021 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys. Changes from the 2016 Standards, revisions to the Table A Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specification, and general ALTA/NSPS Survey Requirements. Discussion on how these requirements compare to General Practice of Boundary Surveying and proposed PSLS Standards of Practice. 

    • Room: Crystal A

    • Handouts: 

  • 201. NCEES Record and License Applications

    • Presenter:​ Charles Karat

    • Description: The NCEES Records program is designed for currently licensed engineers and surveyors who are looking for an easier and faster way to complete the licensure process in multiple jurisdictions, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An established NCEES Record will include most—if not all—of the materials you need to apply for comity licensure in additional states and territories.

    • Room: Magnolia CD

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 501. Mission Planning

    • Presenter: ​Pete Brothers

    • Description: How to properly assess a project scope, regardless of the technology being used and come up with a plan to prepare staff to properly execute the scope to maximize efficiency, thoroughness, and attaining the required measurement accuracies. A focus on using this "Mission Planning" approach to mentor staff, and anticipate potential issues before they occur. The Mission Planning will include how to property write a proposal scope and review with the client, organize a kick-off meeting, preparing a Safety Plan, field reconnaissance / site orientation, preparing crews to recognize "out of scope" items, establishing control, equipment inventories and calibration checks. Case studies will be provided including small retail surveys, construction staking projects, scanning of manufacturing facilities, and a 300 acres steel plant that included both ground and UAV survey.

    • Room: Magnolia AB

  • 701. Railroad Records

    • Presenter: David Pfeiffer

    • Description: An overview of railroad records in the custody of the National Archives, focusing primarily on the Interstate Commerce Commission, Railroad Valuation Records.  I will describe and show examples of the records of the Bureau of Valuation that are relevant to land surveyors, including the Valuation Maps and the Land Acquisition Forms.  I also will describe the researcher experience and go over the current procedures at the National Archives at College Park.  During the workshop at the end of my presentation, I will show an example of a research project and ask the audience for a brief rundown on how to do research in railroad records at the National Archives.  

    • Room: Aztec

    • Handouts: Click Here

 

8:30am - 12:00pm................................................................................................Monday Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • 801. Stormwater Concepts: Piping & Conveyance

    • Presenter: Tysen Miller

    • Description: This course will give a a more detailed discussion on the hydraulic design of pipes and swales. The course will begin with the methodologies used for conveyance and show applicable design criteria for different conveyance methods. Local and state permitting for conveyance will also be discussed.

    • Room: Wildrose A

    • Handouts: Click Here

10:30am - 12:00pm..............................................................................................Monday Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • 102. Survey Without Access Trespass

    • Presenter: Rob Davidson

    • ​Description: ​Surveyors often need to access monuments and other features that my not be located on the property they are surveying. This presentation will discuss how to legally gain access to private property as well as "Right to Entry Legislation" and its limitations.

    • Room: Aztec

  • 202. Legal Descriptions Do's and Don'ts and Common Pitfalls 

    • Presenter: Don Housley

    • Description: This session will deal with the common practices used in drafting a metes and bounds legal description. A basic understanding of what a deed is and what function it has in Pennsylvania will be discussed along with the role of a land surveyor in its preparation. Typical errors while preparing a description will also be examined. Common use descriptors will be shared.

    • Room: Magnolia CD

  • 302. Methods of Communications

    • Presenter: Scott Reeser

    • Room: Empire AB

    • No Handouts

  • 502. PA One Call Processing

    • Presenter: Kevin Goldblum

    • Room: Wildrose B

    • No Handouts

  • 702. Tailoring Field Work for Deliverables

    • Presenter: Pete Brothers

    • Description: Although a stand-alone session, this is a continuation of the "Mission Planning" segment, with a focus on producing deliverables that meet the applicable standards, contract requirements, and the client's expectations. With the mindset of "a forward thinking man thinks backwards", Pete will cover how to translate what the end deliverable must be to the field and office staff that need to produce it. This will focus on Quality Control procedures, staff training, and utilizing the appropriate equipment for the project.Case studies will be provided including small retail surveys, construction staking projects, scanning of manufacturing facilities, and a 300 acres steel plant that included both ground and UAV survey.

    • Room: Magnolia AB

12:00pm - 1:15pm..........................................................................................................................................................Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm...............................................................................................Monday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  • 203. Unopened Roads & Location of Boundary Related to these Unopened Roads

    • Presenter: Rob Davidson

    • Description: Unopened roads are often called for as boundaries. How do you determine who holds title to an unopened road? Should the boundary be the edge or the center of the unopened road? This presentation will discuss the difference between Record Title and Legal Title and will examine how to determine who may own the beds of unopened roads, streets and alleys. Court cases law related to these issues will be reviewed.  

    • Room: Aztec

  • 303. Educating & Training Survey Technicians

    • Presenter: Bill Beardslee

    • Description: An approach to providing in house teaching and in the field training for office and field survey staff

    • Room: Wildrose B

    • No Handouts

  • 503. Survey Math Common Formulas

    • Presenter: Mark Hummel

    • Description: Review of math formulas and methods to problem solving. We will cover the basics of rearranging formulas with the given information to come to a solution. This is about the basics of algebra formulas for surveying both the field and office.

    • Room: Magnolia AB

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 703. Bathymetric Mapping

    • Presenter: Michael Mutschler

    • Description: This practical remote course will bring students with me aboard the Survey Vessel "SheHorse" located on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. From the vessel, we will discuss concepts, methodologies and theory of:

      • bathymetric systems

      • systems installation

      • sensor linear and angular offsets

      • relationships of sensor to vessel center of rotation

      • localizing water surface

      • sound speed measurements for sonar refraction corrections

      • GNSS corrections

      • GNSS/INS alignment calibrations

      • multibeam alignment calibrations (aka patch test)

      • accuracy validation process

      • precision & bias measurement process

      • continual checks required throughout a bathymetric survey​​

    • Room: Empire AB

  • 802. Stormwater Concepts: Detention Storage Estimates

    • Presenter: Tysen Miller

    • Description: In depth discussion on the design of stormwater management systems including Detention and Bioretention and Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements and design. Local and State Permits will be addressed, along with termination of permits including as-built requirements.

    • Room: Wildrose A

    • Handouts: Click Here

5:30pm........................................................................................................................................Reception & Networking

6:30pm.........................................................................................................................................................................Dinner

7:30pm.....................................................................................Evening Program (Installation of Officers & Awards)

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Tuesday January 25, 2022

 

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7:00am - 8:15am.......................................................................................................................................................Breakfast

9:00am...............................................................................................................................................................Exhibits Open

8:30am - 12:00pm...............................................................................................Tuesday Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • 104. Know When to Hold Em': Boundary Retracement Principles- Pt 1

    • Presenter: Kristopher Kline

    • Description: The Pennsylvania Registration Act 367 Section 4,g outlines 10 categories of acts by a licensed professional land surveyor that are considered “…unprofessional and inconsistent with the honorable and dignified bearing for any professional…” Each of these 10 items will be discussed and the meaning of the act will be considered along with some actual cases where the Pa Registration Board has completed hearings and issued a ruling.

    • Room: Aztec

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 204. Szabo vs. PennDOT De Facto Taking Case Study

    • Presenter: David Housley

    • Description: This class will review the background, processes, and outcome of the Szabo vs. PennDOT case on a De Facto taking. There will be an in-depth review of the multiple varying and different aspects of the case from a professional surveyor point of view. A part of this session will examine the surveyor’s report.

    • Room: Crystal A

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 304. Planning for Your Business' Future: Retiring, Succession Planning

    • Presenter: Bill Beardslee

    • Description: Whether looking towards succession of a firm, looking to start one, or to acquire an existing firm, you must address many questions. This course will take you through the journey from "thinking about it" to having the information to start "acting on it".

    • Room: Wildrose B

    • No Handouts

  • 403. Subsurface Engineering

    • Presenter: Greg Finkle

    • Description: Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is rapidly being deployed on more and more  construction projects and in some cases is now required by law for certain DOT jurisdictions.  However, the who, what, when, where and why are still unknown by many stakeholders.  This workshop is to help participants understand what SUE is, how it works, when it would be beneficial and how beneficial it can be from both a qualitative and quantitative approach.

    • Room: Empire AB

    • No Handouts

  • 504. Survey Math Common Formulas

    • Presenters: Mark Hummel & Robert Miller

    • Description: Review of math formulas and methods to problem solving. We will cover the basics of rearranging formulas with the given information to come to a solution.

    • Room: Empire CD

    • Handouts: Click Here

  • 603. Using Trimble Business Center for Data Processing

    • Presenter: Kevin Chappell

    • Description: Using Trimble Business Center (TBC) for Data Processing will present an overview of using TBC to review, analyze and process different types of survey and geospatial data. Processing data from static, kinematic, and real time GNSS surveys, conventional total station surveys, and digital level surveys will be presented. Additionally, the processing of other geospatial data from 3D scanners, terrestrial phtogrammetry, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will also be discussed. Data from actual projects will be used thorough out the presentation.

    • Room: Magnolia AB

    • No Handouts

  • 704. UAS Operations

    • Presenter: Bryan Hazelwood

    • Description: Review of UAS safety and reasons for regulations, and an overview of need to know FAA Regulations.

    • Room: Wildrose A

    • Handouts: 

  • 803. Minimum Standards of Practice

    • Presenters: Don Groesser & Don Housley

    • Description: The PSLS Board of Directors has adopted the 2021 Standards of Practice for Professional Land Surveyors in Pennsylvania. They now apply to the daily performance of the profession. This session will outline the details of the new standards for professional land surveyors.

    • Room: Magnolia CD

    • Handouts:

12:00pm - 1:15pm..........................................................................................................................................................Lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm..............................................................................................Tuesday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  • 105. Know When to Hold Em': Boundary Retracement Principles- Pt 2

    • Presenter: Kristopher Kline

    • DescriptionAt the core of our profession is the boundary monument; most retracement disputes involve a choice to hold an existing monument, set a new monument, or choose between several existing monuments. This seminar is an in-depth discussion of basic theories and specific principles that form the basis of this critical decision, including the rules of construction, variations associated with riparian boundaries, and problems associated with 'office surveys.' Standards of research and a segment on modern survey retracement is included.

    • Room: Aztec

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 205. Locating Liberty

    • Presenter: Todd Babcock

    • Description: Using historical accounts, deeds, maps and surveys together with modern surveying technology, we believe we have identified the location of the location where Liberty was declared throughout the Land. This presentation will walk through the process of research and calculations to compute the location of the Observatory.

    • Room: Empire AB

  • 305. Presenting Technical Projects

    • Presenter: Bill Beardslee

    • Description: Presenting Technical Projects: From creating the initial documents, through brainstorming in the internal environment, through creating and making the presentation, this critical communication skill of a professionals' life is often overlooked and under educated.

    • Room: Wildrose B

    • No Handouts

  • 404. SALDO

    • Presenter: Don Housley

    • Description: The Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances of local municipalities and counties within the Commonwealth are defined with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code - MPC. This session is intended to dive into the effects, rules, restrictions and limitations of these local ordinances and the role of the Professional Land Surveyor and the municipal engineer who are required to interpret these rules. Class discussion will also delve into the role of the applicant, land surveyor, planning director, zoning officer, solicitor, zoning hearing board, planning commission and municipal executives.

    • Room: Magnolia CD

    • No Handouts

  • 505. Least Squares (math applications)

    • Presenter: Chuck Ghiliani

    • Description: Today's surveyor, whether they realize it or not, uses least squares adjustment to manipulate their data. For example, when using GNSS, whether it is kinematic, static, network, or code-based solution, the results displayed on their controller or computer screen is the results of several least squares adjustments. Maps developed using photogrammetric techniques are the results of least squares adjustments. ALTA-ACSM survey standards require analysis involving a least squares adjustment. This workshop will explore the mathematics behind least squares adjustment, discuss the advantages that a least squares adjustment provides over other adjustment techniques, and present techniques that can be used to uncover errors in your data.

    • Room: Empire CD

    • Handouts: Click Here

  • 604. Bentley Open Roads

    • Presenters: Ken Daley and Stephen Moore

    • Description: PennDOT has successfully implemented and trained employees in the newest Bentley program release, OpenRoads Designer. This course will introduce the Bentley OpenRoads program to surveyors as a comprehensive tool from processing survey data to the final deliverable to the design community. During the course, presenters will walk through different work flows for importing survey data, traverse adjustments, creating terrain surfaces, attaching point clouds, and creating geometries. The course will touch on some PennDOT initiatives including, 3D2025 Digital Delivery Directive, Publication 122M Survey and Mapping Manual rewrite, and PennDOT issued field code libraries. 

    • Room: Wildrose A

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 705. PIX4D/Civil 3D- Drone Data Processing

    • Presenter: Rob Sinclair

    • Description: During this course we will discuss the workflows for processing photogrammetry data into various deliverables. Platforms that will be covered are Autodesk Civil 3D, Pix4D, Autodesk ReCap Pro and ReCap Photo, Autodesk InfraWorks, Virtual Surveyor, and more.

    • Room: Magnolia AB

    • No Handouts

  • 804. Flood Plain No Base Flood Elevation

    • Presentation: Tom Smith

    • Description: This workshop contains a short discussion of FEMA Elevation Certificates and experience in completing the information required. A FEMA Zone A stream is one where no detailed study has been completed by FEMA; therefore, no Base Flood Elevations (The so-called 100-year flood elevation). This workshop will cover the use of FEMA maps with field surveyed cross-sections to determine the BFE using approximate methods. The use of the USGS StreamStats model will be covered to determine peak flows for an actual watershed. Detailed methods will also be covered to determine flood flows and BFE elevations with cross-section data. The FEMA eLOMA (electronic letter of map amendment) will be discussed, which allows the removal of structures or property mapped within the flood plain. Presentation of several case studies to illustrate various types of projects.

    • Room: Crystal A

    • Handouts: 

5:30pm........................................................................................................................................Reception & Networking

6:30pm.........................................................................................................................................................................Dinner

7:30pm...................................................................................................................Evening Program (Raffle & Auction

 

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Wednesday January 26, 2022

 

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7:00am - 8:00am.......................................................................................................................................................Breakfast

9:00am................................................................................................................................................................Exhibits Open

8:15am - 11:45am...................................................................................Wednesday Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • 106. Making Tracks- Railroad Problems

    • Presenter: Kristopher Kline

    • Description: Numerous lawsuits emphasize the problems facing the surveyor who attempts to determine the limits and nature of property rights associated with rail lines. This course focuses on Railroad easements and rights of way with specific focus on understanding how the courts determine the location and ownership of a rail corridor.

    • Room: Aztec

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 206. Mock Municipal Planning Commission Submission

    • Presenters: Don Housley & Amy Hopkins

    • Description: This course will cover all aspects of various Township and Municipal meetings starting with the SALDO & Zoning ordinances then attendance at the Planning Commission and Board and Supervisors or Council. We will prepare you to take your subdivision plan through the approval process, what it means to have your plan "tabled", what to do if your plan is not approved and how to address review comments and conditions of approval. A Mock Township Meeting will be scripted for attendees to experience first hand what they can expect when they appear before a Township Planning Commission, Board or Supervisors or Council meeting. The second session will be all things Zoning Hearing Board. How to prepare, what to submit, and a Mock Zoning Hearing Board scripted for attendees to experience first hand what they can expect when they appear before the Zoning Hearing Board. We feel there is enough material here to fill a full day. We can separate them into 2 independent 4 hour sessions that won't be required to take both for full credit. 

    • Room: Empire AB

    • Handouts: Click Here

  • 306. Contracts and Proposal Writing

    • Presenter: Bill Beardslee

    • Description: In today's litigious society, "your word is your bond" doesn't hold the power it once did. How your proposals are written, even simple one-page documents, can be critical when those contract dispute crisis times arise.

    • Room: Empire CD

    • No Handouts

  • 405. MS4

    • Presenter: Kevin Brett

    • Description: Session will review the permit requirements and what surveyors need to know as it relates to the minimum control measures and what designers need for preparation of pollution reduction plans. Session will review both field and office requirements.

    • Room: Wildrose A

  • 506. Efficient GPS, Static, RTK Operations

    • Presenter: Ken Fronheiser

    • Description: This class will take a basic look at different methods of using GPS to collect field data. This course will take a look at how GPS field collection methods can make field crews efficient while obtaining desired accuracies. In addition... we will look at real-time and static collection, post-processing methods, mission planning, and best practices. With the latest advancements in GPS technologies, the attendee will leave this course with an understanding of how GPS works and how to deploy the technologies to be profitable. 

    • Room: Crystal A

    • No Handouts

  • 605. Fun, Fundamentals, and How-To's with Carlson Software

    • Presenter: Michael Hyman

    • Description: If you are new to Carlson Software or an occasional user of what Carlson Software has to offer this is your session to be in. We will focus on some ‘core’ features within Carlson to help the Land Surveying Professional to develop ‘your map’. Here are few of the items we will review within this training class: Working with the Pull Down options along with Ribbon Menu(s); Setting up Carlson to work with a ‘Survey Project’ approach; work with coordinate files or .crd/.crdb; Placing points into your drawing; Basic point editing and manipulation; Understanding the basics for preparing your data for creating surfaces and contour maps; View and editing surfaces and contour labeling; Lot and parcel creation and reporting; Annotation overview of points, alignments and lots/parcels and explore and look at the output options to your clients. The topics discussed and shown within this class are derived from years of experience of using, training and supporting land surveying projects. This is a lecture type session with anticipation of robust Q&A, as time allows. 

    • Room: Wildrose B

    • Handouts: 

  • 706. Reality Capture Data Flow

    • Presenter: Rick Johnston

    • Description: The workshop will discuss the field procedures and best practices for completing bathymetric surveys with unnamed devices. 

    • Room: Magnolia AB

    • No Handouts

  • 805. PA State Exam Prep

    • Presenter: Charles Karat

    • Description: Review of Materials assumed to be on current State Test: 1) Presentation of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law and the current Pennsylvania Manual of Practice for Surveyors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 2) Discussion of "Boundary Retracement Principles and Procedures for Pennsylvania" by Knud Hermansen and "Boundary Control and Legal Principles" by Curtis Brown. Review of Title, Easements and right of way surveys in Pennsylvania 3) Introduction to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual (E&S Manual) including examples of Water Runoff Calculations to determine (c) values,Time of Concentration (Tc) and intensity (i). 4) & 5) Solve sample the Rational Equation (Q=cia) problems and other minor. 

    • Room: Magnolia CD

    • Handouts:

11:45am - 12:30pm........................................................................................................................................................Lunch

12:45pm.................................................................................................................... Exhibitor Breakdown

12:45pm - 4:15pm................................................................................Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  • 107. Creating Unlikely Easements and Servitudes

    • Presenter: Kristopher Kline

    • Description: This course focuses on incorporeal rights and servitudes that are created or modified by actions, implication or operation of law rather than by express language in the record documents. This class considers “non-standard” methods that can create incorporeal rights, including: Implication, Estoppel, Common Scheme Doctrine, Custom, Prescription and Part Performance.

    • Room: Aztec

    • Handout: Click Here

  • 207. Mock Municipal Zone Hearing Board

    • Presenters: Don Housley & Amy Hopkins

    • Description: This session will provide a discussion regarding the role of the Zoning Officer and the Zoning Hearing Board as described in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and local municipal ordinances. How to complete and application, prepare exhibits and presentation techniques. A mock Zoning Hearing Board will be convened with the members in attendance to perform a mock zoning hearing.

    • Room: Empire AB

    • Handouts: 

  • 307. The Employee Lifecycle

    • Presenters: Stephanie Fedoroff

    • Description: This workshop will review the employee lifecycle from recruitment to hiring to separations and offboarding. It will serve as a resource for managers.

    • Room: Wildrose B

    • No Handouts

  • 406. GIS for Surveyors

    • Presenter: Jeffrey Horneman

    • Description: The class is designed to enable surveyors to better understand the role of GIS both within Architecture and Engineering (A&E) projects and outside of these traditional standards. Students will gain a grasp of usage and limitations of existing data, and creation of their own GIS datasets. Real world empirical data will be used to show actual examples. Question and Answer period afterwards, and information for on-site class availability THIS IS PART 1 AND A PRIMER COURSE FOR THOSE JUST GETTING INTO GIS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS ON IT.

    • Room: Wildrose A

    • Handouts: Click Here

  • 507. Efficient Total Station Traverse Procedures

    • Presenter: Ken Fronheiser

    • Description: This class will give a basic overview of conducting a traverse using modern total station methods. The training will be greatly enhanced through experiences and anecdotes from the real-world experiences of the participants in their work throughout the PA region. We will look at what a traverse is, do's and don'ts, and review the equipment that is used while conducting a traverse. In addition, we will dive into both open and closed traverses and typical adjustment methods. Other subjects to include: running a loop clockwise verse counterclockwise, equally balance legs, right angles, greater than and less than distances, benefits of bearing verse decimal degrees in closure calculations, trigonometric leveling, and the transit rule.

    • Room: Magnolia AB

    • No Handouts

  • 606. There's More In the Toolbox with Carlson Software

    • Presenter: Michael Hyman

    • Description: In this session we will take a little ‘Deeper Dive’ into Carlson Software and looks at some key tools that you wanted to look at but needed that quick tip or trick to help you better understand how these features can help the land surveying industry. We will focus on some key processing options and tools within Carlson when using hand entered data, total station data and GPS collected data. We will look at the .crd and .crdb file in depth offering some key guidancewhendealingwithyourpointandcoordinatefileswithinyourproject. Working, editing and Point modifying will be reviewed. If you need an introduction to your raw collected data and how to work with these Total Station and GPS Raw file will also be a part of this class. We will show some key and simple rules for re-processing these files as well. After we look at these processing tools, we will then move on to a little deeper look into basic rules for surface model creation and editing. Volume reports and surface or TIN manipulation and merging will be reviewed as well. Deed input and Deed processing tools will then be reviewed and explored. Addional tools within the software will also be explored depending on the time and subjects you would like to also review. If there is time, we will also review the synergistic relationship between Carlson’s SurvCE/SurvPC field collection software and how the field collected data can be incorporated into the rest of Carlson Desktop Software.

    • Room: Crystal A

    • Handouts: Click Here

  • 707. Structural Monitoring

    • Presenter: John Hamilton

    • Room: Empire CD

    • No Handouts

  • 806. PA State Exam Prep

    • Presenter: Charles Karat

    • Description: Review of Materials assumed to be on current State Test: 1) Presentation of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law and the current Pennsylvania Manual of Practice for Surveyors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 2) Discussion of "Boundary Retracement Principles and Procedures for Pennsylvania" by Knud Hermansen and "Boundary Control and Legal Principles" by Curtis Brown. Review of Title, Easements and right of way surveys in Pennsylvania 3) Introduction to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual (E&S Manual) including examples of Water Runoff Calculations to determine (c) values,Time of Concentration (Tc) and intensity (i). 4) & 5) Solve sample the Rational Equation (Q=cia) problems and other minor

    • Room: Magnolia CD

    • Handouts (same as 805): 

4:15pm.............................................................................................................................................................Adjournment

 

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HOTEL
INFORMATION

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Group Rate: $169.00 plus 11% taxes (Single/Double)

Group Rate Cut-Off: Reservations must be made on or before Friday January 7, 2021 in order to receive the group rate.

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at 855-729-3108, or online here; ask for the PA Society Of Land Surveyors Conference room block. 

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each attendee. You will not be contacted by anyone associated with PSLS or Hershey Lodge regarding housing. If you are, please contact the PSLS Office at 717-412-1946.

 

CONFERENCE
POLICIES

Refund Policy: Refunds of the full conference registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing by December 23, 2022. After Dec 23, the individual or organization will be held responsible for the fee. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute with prior written notice.

Access: If you anticipate needing special accommodations due to a physical challenge, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact PSLS at (717) 412-1946 before your visit.

Course/Activity Cancellation: PSLS may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, refunds are decided on a case-by-case basis. PSLS cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Certificates: There will be NO paper certificates distributed at the conference. All certificates will be distributed via email. Certificates of completion will be issued only to individuals signing each course attendance sheet. If a workshop has more than one session you MUST attend ALL SESSIONS to receive credit for the workshop. PARTIAL CREDIT WILL NOT BE GIVEN.

Continuing Education Credit

Pennsylvania: No pre-approval is available for CE credits. 

Maryland: PSLS is a pre-approved provider.

Delaware: PSLS is a pre-approved provider. 

New Jersey: Workshop outlines have been submitted to the registration board for certification. 

New York: PSLS is an approved NYSED sponsor.

Other States: Individuals must apply to other states on their own. There is no guarantee that workshops will be approved.  Course credit for all states is the responsibility of the individual licensee.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2022 PSLS Surveyors’ Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PSLS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image in photographs.

 

HEALTH
PROTOCOL

The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) is dedicated to providing a safe event experience for all conference participants at the 2022 Surveyors’ Conference. The following code of conduct is required of all participants to provide
a safe, enjoyable, and worry-free conference.

 

Before Leaving Home: Follow relevant guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or your local health authority and adhere to government issued travel restrictions and guidance.

 

While not mandated, it is advised to get appropriately vaccinated.

 

Evaluate your own health and that of people you are in close contact with, and stay home if you feel sick.

 

On-site During the Event: Abide by the rules of PSLS and the Hershey Lodge.

 

Follow guidance from the local health authority for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including frequent handwashing / sanitizing; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash, and practice social distancing.


While not mandated, it is recommended that individuals wear a face mask at the event.


Seating in all conference sessions will be limited and spaced to provide social distancing. Attendees must refrain from moving pre-set chairs, furniture, and table settings.


Attendees are asked to conduct daily personal health assessments, checking for COVID symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, chills, muscle aches, sudden headache, loss of taste or smell). Stay in your room or stay at home and contact PSLS for further instructions if you wake up not feeling well during the event.

 

What To Expect at the Conference: Guest rooms sanitized, cleaned, and maintained by housekeeping in accordance with Hershey Lodge’s clean stay program. Rooms will be cleaned upon request and will not be entered by hotel staff without the guest’s permission.

 

Food service will employ procedures and staffing that will maximize safety

After the Conference: If you test positive for COVID up to 14 days after returning home, please contact PSLS immediately so others who may have been in proximity to your or exposed can be notified.