Going Solo – Half Day or Full Day (Nominally 4.0 or 8.0 Contact Hours)
Of all the professions known to man, the one that could never be practiced as a true solo profession was land surveying. The land surveyor always had to someone else holding the other end of the chain (or rope). In the modern era that second person was needed to either hold the prism pole or operate the total station. Today’s technology, primarily GPS, prism-less instruments, robotics, and now drones, have afforded the land surveyor, for the first time in recorded history, to operate as a true solo-practitioner. The modern technology coupled with today’s harsh business climate, with vast new government regulations looming for small businesses with employees, unemployment taxes on the rise, and forced employer provided healthcare coverage for employees, the prospects of “going solo” never looked better. This seminar will explore many of the practical and legal ramifications of going solo. 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.