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How Do Architects and Engineers Use BIM to Mitigate Construction Risk?

Every job comes with risks and responsibilities, but the ones involved in creating a building are higher-stakes than in many other industries. Construction risks include any type of loss, but the greatest among these is the loss of human life. Thus, safety is a major priority in any construction zone. Using BIM, or building information […]

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5 Must-See TED Talks for Architects

TED Talks are a favorite in classrooms around the world. They’re informative, they’re entertaining, and at approximately 18 minutes each, they don’t take up a lot of time. Although there are TED Talks on almost every conceivable subject and learning is infinite, many people listen to talks to improve their work performance and industry knowledge. […]

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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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