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Engineering Jobs in Solar are Soaring but American Manufacturing Might be at Risk

Jobs in the solar industry are outpacing every other employment market in the country. That’s good news for solar, but there’s a twist. “Buy American” has solar manufacturers in other countries as well as foreign-owned companies in America uneasy, and now there’s a confusing petition for additional tariffs. There’s a bit of infighting in the […]

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Architecture and Engineering Jobs Still on the Rise

The economy continues to grow stronger and it shows in architecture and engineering jobs. ADP reported 237,000 new jobs overall for the month of August. Several sectors share this growth, but the rates of growth in architecture and engineering are currently higher than average. There’s little reason to believe that the economy will slow down […]

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8 of America’s Most Famous Land Surveyors

When you look back on famous land surveyors over the years, you might initially be at a loss. There are actually more famous land surveyors in history than you might think. In fact, historical land surveyors are an important part of the country’s settling. 1. George Washington One of America’s most famous (and earliest) land […]

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Could 3D Printing Transform Aviation in the Future?

Traditional manufacturing for the aerospace industry is effective, but not necessarily efficient. New experiments in 3D printing could change that. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon, recipients of a $970,000 grant, are working with additive manufacturing for aerospace core structures. The goal is quicker, less expensive, more precise and ostensibly more reliable design. If 3D solutions prove […]

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Should You Start Your Own Land Survey Business or Work for Someone Else?

Some people prefer the security and steady work of being employed by an established land survey company. Some want the freedom to call their own shots and operate a business on their own terms. There’s no definite right or wrong way to earn a living as a land surveyor. But one of these paths is […]

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Women in Land Surveying: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Land surveying isn’t exactly a new industry, but it is a new age where women are making their mark. As long as there has been property to divide, people, specifically men, were needed to set proper boundaries that people and governments recognized. Then in the early 1900s, women made their first official move into the […]

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Florida Engineer Continuing Education: Get Ready, More Roundabouts are on Their Way

Some Florida residents couldn’t be happier about the trend toward more traffic roundabouts. Others, not so much. Regardless, traffic engineers have pushed to increase their numbers to trim down the volume of vehicle incidents and improve traffic flow in busier areas. Roundabouts tend to save lives. That’s the view from cruising altitude. On the ground, […]

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Florida Engineers Need Emergency Operations Center Planning and Design

Another storm season is here, and that means emergency crews need state-of-the-art operations centers to manage whatever comes. Florida engineer continuing education supplements training and experience with planning requirements that cover the layout and construction of briefing rooms, conference rooms, kitchens and dining areas as well as technology that keeps emergency responders and the public […]

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Are Your Land Surveyor Prices Right? Here’s How to Tell

How do your fees for land survey work compare to others in your market and around the country? Numerous factors affect the scale. It can sometimes require a balance between competition and earning a reasonable profit. If your fees are too high, you’ll price yourself out of the market. If they’re too low, you’ll undercut […]

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Land Surveying Puts Drone Technology to Work

Land surveying is the latest industry to be revolutionized by drones. Not only is the use of drones or UAS technology is growing in North America, it’s making survey work more approachable and hopefully much more accurate in parts of the world where surveyors have limited access to the terrain and to modern equipment. Drone […]

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