The Friday Feature 07.29.2022


You are invited to join us for the Summer Board of Directors Meeting on Saturday, August 6th (8:00 am) at the DoubleTree by Hilton located at 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC,


More fall seminars are coming!  Keep an eye out as we begin to roll out more fall seminars in the coming weeks as we finalize the final details. Below you will find the ones currently open for registration, but keep checking the calendar for more classes.

Basic Photogrammetry (Photogrammetry Competency Course, Sect 2)
Thursday, August 25, 2022 – Friday, August 26, 2022 (only 20 seats available)
This is the last time Section 2 will be offered!

NCSS Office
331 S White St. Wake Forest, NC 
Topic: Basic Photogrammetry
Instructor: Peggy Fersner
8:00am-5:00pm (16 PDHs) Lunch Provided
Price: Member $500 / NonMember $550
Click Here to Register Online

Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Certification
Wednesday-Saturday, September 21-24, 2022
Location: NCSS Office
331 S. White St.
Wake Forest, NC 
8:00am-4:30pm | Wednesday-Friday (20-24 PDHs)  Lunch Provided
8:30 am - 12:30 pm | Saturday (Exam)
Price: $450 members/$500 nonmembers 
Click Here to Register Online

CFS Biennial Update - Is your renewal due? Check your profile.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: NCSS Office - Hybrid Class*
331 S. White Street
Wake Forest, NC
Instructors: Steve Garrett & Gary Thompson
12:00pm - 4:00pm (4 PDHs) 
No Lunch Provided
Member $100
Click Here to Register Online
*We will be offering this as a hybrid class. We will assume you will be joining us in person unless you let us know that you would prefer to attend via Zoom. Please email Sherri Barron if you prefer the Zoom option before September 15th. 

FS Exam Review
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Thursday, October 6, 2022
The Charles Mack Citizen Center
215 N Main St.
Mooresville, NC 28115
8:00am-4:30pm (Wed) & 8:00am-12:00pm (Thurs)  (lunch provided Wednesday)
$225 members/$275 nonmembers 
Register Online

PS Exam Review
Thursday, October 6, 2022
The Charles Mack Citizen Center
215 N Main St.
Mooresville, NC 28115
8:00am-4:30pm (lunch provided)
$175 members/$225 nonmembers 
Register Online

Piedmont Chapter Partnership
Friday, December 2, 2022

Location: Masonic Center of Winston Salem
4537 Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC
"Whatever Floats Your Boat – Riparian Boundaries"
 Kristopher M. Kline
8:00am-4:30pm (7.5 PDHs)
 Lunch Provided
$175 members/$225 nonmembers 
Click Here to Register Online


The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Awards. The Trig-Star committee met on July 13-14, 2022 to determine the three top high school students from the national examinations submitted by state winners. This year there were twenty-nine state winners submitted.

First Place: Lauren Chen, Morgantown HS, West Virginia
Second Place: David Hernandez, John H. Guyer HS, Texas
Third Place: Medhansh Pattani, Laguna Creek HS, California

Click Here for Press Release


The NCSS Board of Directors will be recommending to Governor Cooper that he appoint one of the candidates below to fill a vacancy on the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors (NCBEES) at the end of the year. NCSS members are encouraged to review the candidate bios below and communicate your preference to your NCSS Chapter President. Click Here for Chapter Contacts The candidates will be addressing the NCSS Board of Directors at the summer board meeting in New Bern on August 6th. Members are welcome to attend the General Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree located at 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC at 8:00am. 

Tim Bowes
Tim earned his AAS Degree in Agriculture from NC State in 1984 and his Surveying Certificate from Wake Technical Community College in 1988. He became a PLS in NC in 1990 and is a graduate of the Otis A. Jones Institute. In 1999, Tim co-founded BBM Associates, Inc as a Surveying, Engineering and Land Planning Business in the Raleigh area where he was a Principal and Survey Operations Manager until BBM merged with VHB Engineering in 2016. He joined WithersRavenel, Inc. in 2021 and currently serves as the Practice Area Leader for the firm.  Tim has been an active member in the North Carolin Society of Surveyors (NCSS) Triangle Chapter since 1985 and a member of NCSS since 1990. He served as NCSS President in 2019 serving on many committees. He currently serves on the Legislative Committee and as chairperson of the Long-Range Planning Committee. Tim also occasionally teaches continuing education courses for NCSS.  He and his wife, Betty, live in Raleigh. They have two children. Jacob, a Civil Engineer with McKim and Creed, and Libby, a Registered Nurse at Duke Hospital. When not surveying, Tim enjoys serving his church, hunting, playing softball and attending NC State athletic events. 

Jason Hedley
Mr. Hedley is a practicing professional land surveyor that is registered in both Kentucky and North Carolina. He is also a licensed UAV pilot. He is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Program from Howard University and a graduate of the Geomatics Program from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. With over 13 years of geomatics experience, Jason combines his understanding of engineering, management, and surveying knowledge to play an integral role in the management and completion of survey projects assigned to Stewart by the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Location and Surveys Unit. Jason’s current responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing proposals including negotiations with clients; meeting project schedules, milestones, budgets, targets and quality of work goals as well as for assigning and directing efforts of staff (field crews and technicians); overseeing the preparation of deliverables while directing field and office work and associated quality reviews throughout the project delivery process. He also serves as a Board Member on the Geomatics Board at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, the Geographic Information Coordinating Council, and on the Wake Technical Community College Applied Engineering and Technologies Advisory Board.

William Royce Lambert Jr.
William Royce Lambert Jr. was born September 1, 1960, and graduated June 12, 1979. He was married on June 27, 1987. He went to Johnston Community College and Wake Technical College, received his Surveyor in Training on January 4th, 1991, and received his Land Surveyor Certificate L-3517 on June 9th, 1992. He has surveyed all his life. Some projects that he has worked on are Interstate 40 between Benson and Clinton, Transmission lines for Sherron Harris, and Quality control for LiDAR for flood maps. He is a fourth-generation surveyor: his father was a surveyor, his grandfather was a surveyor, and his great grandfather was a surveyor. His hobbies and interests include being a volunteer firefighter/medical responder for the West Johnston Fire Department, being on the Johnston County Heritage Commission, fishing, spending time with his three children and seven grandchildren, and farming.

J. Douglas (Doug) Suttles
Doug Suttles assumed leadership of Suttles Surveying in 2016 but began his career in 1990 after obtaining an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Surveying Technology from Coastal Carolina Community College. He has been involved with surveying since 1986 and his expertise includes data management and output from AutoCAD and various software packages as well as information technology management. Doug has served as a Council member of the North Carolina Electronic Recordation Council for 10+ years as well as being a member of the following associations and boards. The North Carolina Society of Surveyors (Foothills Chapter President), Director of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors Education Foundation, Member of Western Piedmont Community College Advisory Panel, Member of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors Education Enhancement Committee, Chairman of the McDowell County Utility Coordinator Council (UCC) and he is the co-chairman of the Burke/Caldwell Utilities Coordination Committee.



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Michael Ganzert is selling a Focus 35 3" Robotic for sale. (The serial number and certificate are below.) He is offering it with a SECO Tri-Max tripod and a SECO 8.5' adjustable prism pole for $7,500.00. Contact Michael for details. Email: Ph: 704-654-5591




There are so many job opportunities, no matter what position you are looking for. Find a complete and up-to-date list of current Job Postings on the NCSS website.   

This week we are highlighting Allen GeomaticsOur sustaining members support NCSS yearly through functions such as our annual conference, golf tournaments, and membership. We hope to reciprocate these benefits through the mutual support of their companies. To show our appreciation we highlight one sustaining member each week in the Friday Feature.  Whenever possible, please consider them first for your business needs and mention your membership with NCSS.  Click Here for a Complete List of Sustaining Members