Monday, October 14, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Embassy Suites
Conference Center
Omaha - La Vista
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, NE 68128

8:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Avoiding Boundary Problems
Clients, including attorneys, architects and engineers, rely on surveyors to provide quality and accurate boundary information.  In the process of conducting a survey, surveyors often unearth important issues related to the boundary that can help clients avoid inadvertent problems.  But do they present that information in a form that is meaningful?  Do they even present the information at all?  Surveyors need to provide complete and readily understood information about what they do, why they do it, and what it all means to the client, whether that is on a Land Title Survey or simply a boundary survey.  To do that, they need to be able to identify what is important to the client - and why - and then they need to find a way to communicate that information so the client can use the survey for its intended purpose and to its best benefit.  In this program we will explore these issues and more in an effort to raise awareness of the disconnections that can occur between surveyor and client, and how surveyors can be true consultants to their clients.

Gary R. Kent
The Schneider Corporation
8901 Otis Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Gary Kent is in his 30th year with The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis and with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ankeny, Iowa.  He is chair of the NSPS committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards and is liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association. Gary is often called as an expert witness and he regularly presents programs across the country on a variety of topics including boundaries, survey standards and easements. He is a past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. He taught Boundary Law, Legal Descriptions, Property Surveying and Land Survey Systems as an adjunct instructor for Purdue University in Indianapolis and West Lafayette from 1999 to 2006, and received Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Associate Faculty awards for his work there.  Gary has served on Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors for 10 years.  He writes regular columns for The American Surveyor magazine and for NSPS News and Views.