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Borough, FEMA floodplain map numbers not in sync

By | 2018-04-04T01:46:02+00:00 July 16th, 2018|GIS, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been working on new flood plain maps for Southeast Alaska, with implementation anticipated by early next year. For Ketchikan and other areas, the new maps expand the number of properties considered in a flood-risk area. Those properties will be required to have flood insurance, if they hold a federally

The first steps in flood mitigation at Melrose Terrace

By | 2018-04-04T01:39:18+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Storm Water|

BRATTLEBORO — The last days for 11 Melrose Terrace units are coming quick. Project leaders are waiting on Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to get started on the demolition and excavation work. "This is the first unveiling of our work to date on what we're going to do with Melrose Terrace," Chris Hart, executive director

With a green makeover, Philadelphia is tackling its stormwater problem

By | 2018-04-04T01:34:17+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Architecture, Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

enjamin Franklin, Philadelphia’s favorite son, described his city’s stormwater problem well: By “covering a ground plot with buildings and pavements, which carry off most of the rain and prevent its soaking into the Earth and renewing and purifying the Springs … the water of wells must gradually grow worse, and in time be unfit for

Surveyors uncover history in the woods of St. Louis County

By | 2018-04-04T01:21:18+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Engineering, GIS, Land Survey|

CENTRAL LAKES — A mile off the nearest gravel road in a stand of young aspen, balsam and birch, a four-man crew from the St. Louis County Surveyor's Office hopped off their tracked ATVs and loaded up their backpacks for a walk in the woods. They brought a chainsaw and hand saws, a compass and

Straight talk on the practice of civil engineering and green infrastructure

By | 2018-04-04T01:09:40+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Engineering, Storm Water|

Civil engineers who work in the field of stormwater management are facing considerable challenges, from regulatory agencies who are adopting green infrastructure approaches to extreme weather events that are challenging baseline assumptions. We caught up with Elizabeth Fassman Beck, who teaches at Steven’s Technical Institute in Hoboken NJ and is the Chair of the Environment

Drones and LIDAR pump up aerial surveying and mapping

By | 2018-04-04T00:52:24+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Drone, Land Survey|

One might think that maybe, just maybe, advancing technology would not disrupt the age-old, venerated profession of land surveying in the U.S. After all, Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were surveyors as young men, and President Thomas Jefferson was one generally throughout his life. Alas (but to a great extent thankfully), miniaturized digital hardware,

Our legacy of liveable cities won’t last without a visionary response to growth

By | 2018-04-04T00:47:19+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Hydrology, Land Survey|

Australia’s major cities are growing more rapidly than ever before, gaining three million residents in a decade. Concerns about the risks to their long-term livability and health are growing too. Is the consistent placing of Australian cities at the top of most liveable city rankings a reason for complacency? The fastest-growing city, Melbourne, is experiencing

Denham Springs City Council agrees to invest in ‘one-stop shop’ GIS system maps

By | 2018-04-03T22:49:50+00:00 May 28th, 2018|GIS, Land Survey|

DENHAM SPRINGS — Locating everything from fire hydrants to blighted houses will soon be a lot easier for city officials and the public. The Denham Springs City Council voted unanimously Monday night to invest in a mapping system that could host a wide variety of information about the city's assets and become a portal for residents' input.

Hudson River cleanup scope expanded by EPA

By | 2018-04-03T22:47:14+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey|

NEW YORK — On Jan. 29, Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will evaluate, in close coordination with the State of New York, approximately 1,800 sediment samples taken in 2017 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from the Upper Hudson River. EPA also will continue efforts to complete

Surveyors tasked on sustainable flood management

By | 2018-04-03T22:45:24+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Engineering, Hydrology, Land Survey, Storm Water|

As memories of the devastating flooding that ravaged towns in Lagos Island, Niger, Akwa Ibom states and other parts of the country in July 2017 are yet to leave the victims, governments at all levels have been tasked on the need to engage the expertise of licensed land surveyors for sustainable flood risk management in