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What is the Public Land Survey System?

The Public Land Survey System is a method surveyors use to describe land parcels. Often abbreviated PLSS, this system was first used in the 1700s when the United States first began expanding west of the 13 colonies. In fact, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the PLSS was developed by Thomas Jefferson. A system was […]

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Specifications for Descriptions of Land

The main job of a land surveyor is to accurately and completely describe a piece of land and designate its boundaries. What is the best way to accomplish this? It can vary, based on the type of land you are surveying. PDH Academy offers a course for land surveyors that teaches some of the most […]

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Who Might You Work For as a Land Surveyor?

So you want to be a land surveyor. But maybe you wonder who, besides the government, you could work for in this capacity. We often see surveyors on the streets, mapping highway alignments, marking boundaries between private and public property, and doing other official business on behalf of the city or town. Other government agencies […]

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What are Career Options in the Surveying Field?

If you have considered entering the field of land surveying, you may wonder exactly what the job entails. Many people are drawn to this career because it offers a much-sought-after benefit: the ability to work outside at a high-level job that isn’t labor-intensive. After all, not everyone enjoys being cooped up in an office all […]

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How to Apply LEED to Multi-Building Campuses

Achieving LEED certification is an important goal for many property owners and developers. It’s not easy, and many rules are involved that can vary along with the specifications of the project. One significant variation is regarding multi-building campuses. Single vs. Multi-Use There are pros and cons to applying for LEED certification for a group of […]

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What You Need to Know About LEED for Existing Buildings

When you design a building based on LEED principals, you’re starting from scratch, so you’re able to include all the specifics to ensure certification. But what about existing buildings? What can you do to get LEED certification for a building that was already constructed without these environmentally friendly concepts in mind? First, you need to […]

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