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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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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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Quick Guide to Land Mapping Drones for Surveyors

Surveying technology has greatly advanced in the last 20 years, and one of the most convenient recent inventions is land-mapping drones. These tiny marvels can do the work of one surveyor in a fraction of the time without any of the risk. Surveying can be strenuous work. It’s not just peering through a theodolite. It’s […]

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The Changing Landscape of Surveying Technology

Land surveying has been around for thousands of years — as long as land has been bought, sold, claimed or otherwise fought over. Surveyors once did their jobs using the unit of measurement made common by the Greeks and Romans — the foot. As anyone can imagine, this was rather imprecise, since feet come in […]

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