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 was a speaker last year for KSLS and the PSAN in Feb. 2019.
Land Survey Exam Prep
Thursday, January 9, 2020, 1:00 - 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.)
Modern Historical Survey Methods (Surveyors of the Modern Past)
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A look at survey methods used during the 1950’s through the 1990’s. The attendee will be introduced to the basic types of equipment and methods used, as well as the expected relative accuracy the equipment and methods could produce. As part of the class the attendees will be expected to perform “chaining” with a 66’ Gunter’s Chain (replica), and a 100’ engineers tape, turn angles with a period transit/theodolite, and measure distances with an EDM. Rain, Snow, or 40 below they worked in all weather.