Only 30 Days left to Register for Minimum Standards and Ethics & Monumental Surveyors – May 17
Have you already registered for the 2019 Seminar featuring Minimum Standards and Ethics and Monumental Surveyors? This could be your last opportunity to earn your Minimum Standards and Ethics credits before license renewal in June. You don’t want to miss this seminar!
This event will be held on May 17, 2019, at the Black Knight Country Club in Beckley, West Virginia. We will be offering two seminars, morning and afternoon, led by Don Teter of Fairmont State University.
“Minimum Standards and Ethics” Presented by Don Teter
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
4 PDHs Available
West Virginia Minimum Standards for Surveyors
A review of laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of surveying in West Virginia, with particular emphasis on the minimum standards. The course is designed to meet the continuing education requirement for all West Virginia licensees to obtain two PDH of minimum standards within each four year period and has been updated to reflect the new minimum standards which went into effect May 1, 2008, and the Code changes which took effect June 10, 2010.
Ethics for Surveyors
Ethical behavior is not just required after becoming a “Professional Surveyor”. Ethics are a prerequisite before one is even qualified to seek licensure. This course looks at the Historic context of Ethical Standards, quoting and discussing the writings of distinguished authors. A look at Modern Standards for Ethical Behavior includes Voluntary Standards (specifically the Surveyor’s Creed and Canons promulgated by the National Society of Professional Surveyors); and Mandatory Standards, as found in the West Virginia Code and Title 23 of the Board of Professional Surveyors Rules. This course is designed to meet the requirement for each West Virginia survey licensee to obtain at least 2 PDH in Ethics in each four year period.
“Monumental Surveyors: Surveyors in Monumental Carvings, And Surveyors Working on Them” presented by Don Teter
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
4 PDHs Available
Many know Mount Rushmore depicts “Three Surveyors and One Other Guy”, but most know little about the surveying work of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. This seminar provides an overview of that work and also looks at the other guy, Teddy Roosevelt, with an exploration of his opinions about surveyors. No trip to Mount Rushmore would be complete without also visiting the nearby Crazy Horse monument, still being carved, so we will examine interactions between surveyors and Native Americans, and between the Rushmore presidents and natives. Moving beyond the famous people in the carvings, we will study the surveying methods which have guided the sculpture work. After looking at the techniques Gutzon Borglum used to guide his earlier work at Stone Mountain, Georgia, we will look at the work at Rushmore. The discussions wrap up with a look at how surveyors at Crazy Horse are helping provide data and control to oversee the mountain carving project. The ongoing work is being guided and analyzed today with modern technology including laser scanning, which is also being used to guide maintenance work at Mount Rushmore.