Visit the WVSPS Exhibit at the Annual WV Construction & Design EXPO!
The Annual West Virginia Construction and Design EXPO is back for 2023! EXPO will be taking place in Charleston, WV from March 22 – 23, 2023. The WVSPS booth will be present at the conference to exhibit, so if you plan on attending this meeting, don’t forget to swing by our booth and say hello! WVSPS president Tim Kinder will also be presenting a seminar on Thursday you won’t want to miss!
High-Tech, Low-Tech, No-Tech……Embracing Technology to Overcome Labor Shortages (1 PDH)
Presented by Timothy H Kinder
March 23th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Terrace Room 211
This presentation will walk through a brief history of surveying, where we are today with technologies and the need to embrace multiple technology platforms to overcome the labor shortage in the surveying and engineering industry. Currently more licensed land surveyors are either retiring or dying than getting licensed. Fewer people are getting into surveying for various reasons; we will dig into this a little. The recession of 2008 – 2010 time frame saw a huge loss to the survey labor market; we lost a lot of younger staff that decided to never get back into surveying.
We will have sample projects and case studies, visuals and data to drive the discussion as well as labor statistics and projections. Real life projects examples will be reviewed to show how technology was used to save time (labor) and some that should have used technology to save time but didn’t. We will dive into what we can expect when we embrace the various technologies and what we can expect when we don’t. We will also dive in and see how various technologies are currently being used to help offset the shortage of qualified and experienced talent, some of the best practices when using the different technologies and what our end product could look like.
More information about these seminars and the full event schedule can be found here.