Kenneth has more than 40 years of professional experience in all aspects of surveying. His extensive experience includes providing and supervising boundary and topographic surveys. ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys and GPS surveys for both private and public sectors of land. Kenneth has provided surveying services throughout the Midwest, and has previously been a member of the national committee that creates the Land Surveyor's Licensing Test of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Kenneth is a 20 year veteran of the United States Army, and is currently serving in the National Guard. He has an AAS degree in Land Survey from Johnson County Community College, with additional course work through Oklahoma State University. Kenneth is a registered land surveyor in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee and Iowa, and has been a speaker at this and other State Society events over the past few years.
Land Survey Exam Prep
Thursday, January 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The class will be a review of the SURVEYOR REFERENCE MANUAL Seventh Edition (ISBN 978-1-59126-648-8). The review will cover Survey Math, Data Acquisition, Plane Survey Calculations, Geodesy/Astronomy, Cadastral and Boundary Law, Land Planning, Mapping, Construction Staking, Earthwork, Hydrographic Survey, Accuracy Standards, Business Management, and Ethics. The student will receive several practice problems covering the material from the “Reference Manual” as well as practice problems from the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying and Principals and Practice of Surveying practice exams. It is highly recommended that the student purchase the Surveyor Reference Manual and bring a NCEES approved calculator, writing material, and a drawing template. (Surveyor Reference Manual is available on Amazon.com, and through the publisher's website at ppi2pass.com.) NOTE: Representatives from the KSBTP will be joining the class to provide information on the exam process and answer any questions relating to Kansas licensing procedures and regulations.
Friday, January 8, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This course will consist of a review of basic geometry and introduce the student to the application of trigonometric functions and their application to the survey profession. Included will be a review of: trigonometric functions of an angle; Co-functions; Functions of 30° , 45° and 60°; Slope angles; Right triangles; General triangles; and Oblique triangles. After review the student will complete a series of practice problems.
Friday, January 8, 2021, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The student will review the calculations of Area and Volume; the basic Rectangular Coordinate System; Analytic Geometry; Statistics and an introduction to Calculus. The course is fast paced and will have several practice problems at the end of each subject area.
Saturday, January 9, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The course is a review of the surveyor’s responsibility in retracing and remonumenting a survey. We will have a discussion starting with the initial order from the client to the final completed survey. This includes the restoration of GLO corners, re-establishment of subdivision corners and metes and bounds described parcels. Included will be a review of past methods and accuracy standards.