Lucas & Company, LLC

A New Practice Model

A New Practice Model – Half Day or Full Day (Nominally 4.0 or 8.0 Contact Hours)
The land surveying profession has a broken practice model. Simply staking the client’s deed and calling it a day is no longer acceptable—not for the profession or for the public we are licensed to protect. The fundamental principles of land surveying are that you are an original surveyor setting out new lines for the very first time for a common grantor or you are a retracing surveyor whose only duty is to find where the lines have already become established on the ground. If that is true, then where did the practice of “staking the deed” come from? When these new lines made from new measurements are put on the ground in new locations that never existed before, this is neither an original survey nor a retracement survey. How can the land surveying profession affect a paradigm shift, from the current broken model of simply finding people’s problems, to a new practice model where the surveyor doesn’t just find the problems, but offers solutions as well. This seminar will explore how the land surveying profession can structure a new practice model that will allow for better protection of the public, a more lucrative career for the land surveyor, and the survival of the land surveying profession as we know it. Power Point presentation.
OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.