October 2017 Archives

xyHt Doer: Ted Engle of The PPI Group

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This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series October 2017

A personal profile of the service department manager at The PPI Group In my free time, I ride my motorcycle around the Northwest. I also work on my vintage Volvo P1800 sports car, and my wife and I have a 20-acre horse farm we enjoy. Here’s a story from work that I’ll never forget. Not […]

Yaw, Pitch, and Roll

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This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series October 2017

Nautical lidar works for a waterway bridge replacement project in Boston. Waterway projects can pose major challenges for surveyors and engineers needing survey-grade data because of unpredictable variables in the marine environment. Surveyors face inaccessible areas, tidal changes, marine traffic, and unpredictable weather, as a few examples. The Massachusets department of transportation (MassDOT) undertook an […]

Raising the Confidence Level

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This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series October 2017

A surveyor’s most important deliverable emerges from detailed analysis and quality control. Recently, my four-year-old son grabbed my tape measure and began taking measurements of our living room. I asked if he wanted to be a surveyor like his dad, and he confirmed with a smile on his face. I played a small joke on […]

UAS 2.0

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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series October 2017

An upgrade to its UAV capability yields impressive results for a Missouri engineering firm performing UAV inspections. It’s been said that while good companies are satisfied with being good, great companies are continually focused on getting better. With that adage, it’s easy to see why Anderson Engineering (AE) has more than six decades of experience […]