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.
Advanced Land Descriptions
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The format for this course will be the small group. Attendees will be broken into small work groups and each workgroup will be expected to participate in the larger group discussions. This is a “hands-on” workshop. Here the student will be introduced to various unique situations encountered in the preparation and interpretation of land descriptions. The student will be presented with the opportunity to create and interpret several descriptions during the course. A scale, graph paper and calculator are recommended.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
This course will be an overview of land surveying monuments and what they represent. The course will discuss the Dignity of Calls and the legal weight given to various types of monuments. A look at the methods of surveying that may have established a found monument and methods of dealing with the realities of measurement.
Understanding Land Descriptions
Friday, January 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The intent of this course is to develop an understanding and an ability to interpret historic land descriptions for the beginning and intermediate Surveyor. Including a look at sources of title, intent of the parties, purpose of written descriptions, common types of descriptions, and the structure used in preparing a description. The course will cover the interpretation of historic description including the units of measure, bearing systems and the reality of historic measurements.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The emphasis of this course is for the crew chief and experienced instrument person. It will cover the methods of designing, developing and establishing a survey control network. The course will cover networks from the small project to county wide control, both the theory and practical application. Emphasis will be on the practical selection and placement of project control monuments, network design and leveling applications.