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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT (incl. a 15 min. break)
Barry Savage, PLS
Understanding The Survey Process
Research: Title research vs. boundary research
Field work: Reconnaissance, measuring angles and distances, GPS
Understanding what controls location
• The importance of monuments and descriptions
• The primary function of measurements in descriptions
• Order of importance of conflicting elements
Understanding Survey Drawings and Legal Descriptions
Understanding bearings and azimuths
The importance of qualitative calls
Closing the description
Handling water boundary issues
Precision vs. accuracy
Handling special situations: arcs, chords, curves, etc.
Writing Metes and Bounds and Strip Descriptions
Preparing strip descriptions for routes
Do’s and don’ts when writing descriptions
Writing the qualitative portion first
Including measurements with survey precision in mind
Metes and bounds description workshop: writing two sample descriptions
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6.0 PDHs (excluding New York)
6.0 PDHs (states not requiring preapproval)
Florida Land Surveyors:
6.0 CE Hours (Provider No. CE81, Course No. 10135)
Missouri Land Surveyors:
Rhode Island Land Surveyors:
Tennessee Land Surveyors:
No credit offered to DE, NJ, and NY land surveyors
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (S-0130).
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina (S-0130).
These courses are not eligible for New York professional engineers or land surveyors.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete these events, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Barry Savage PLS
Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN
Mr. Savage is currently manager of the Survey Products group at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to his service at TVA, he was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country. He has served as director of production for Cook and Spencer Consultants in Chattanooga. Mr. Savage was senior designer at Psi Consulting Engineers where he worked on structural and environmental design. He was also a survey supervisor at Whitfield Engineering in Dalton, Georgia. Mr. Savage received his B.S. degree, with high honors, in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.