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R.A. Smith National Conducts Land Surveying/GPS Demonstration for Point Park University’s Civil Engineering Technology Students

by Lindsie Bobzien 27. November 2012 06:51

R.A. Smith National — civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization consultants — recently demonstrated the use of GPS (global positioning system) for land surveying purposes to a class of 12 civil engineering technology students at Point Park University. The demonstration was led by R.A. Smith National’s John Frydrych, eastern regional manager (an alumnus of Point Park University) and Pete Brothers, survey manager.

The presentation included a discussion of GPS equipment features; how GPS is used to collect geographic data from satellites; and today’s use of GPS in the survey industry for conventional and other types of surveys. Point Park University has asked R.A. Smith National’s Frydrych and Brothers to conduct the same GPS demonstration during future semesters as part of the University’s four-year Civil Engineering Technology Program in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

R.A. Smith National’s John Frydrych is an alumnus of Point Park University, having obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Civil Engineering Technology Program in 1991 and a master’s degree in Engineering Management in 2003. Frydrych has remained an active participant at the university as a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee since 2003 and a member of the Pioneer Alumni Recruitment Team since December 2009. The Industrial Advisory Committee meets in the fall and spring to review course curriculum, industry trends, software updates and industry standards. The Pioneer Alumni Recruitment Team is a voluntary group that meets with applicants as well as incoming students to address questions, respond to concerns and share their perspective of the various programs of study.

R.A. Smith National Recognized at Sustainable Brookfield Business Day

by Lindsie Bobzien 23. November 2012 04:50

R.A. Smith National hosted the Third Annual Sustainable Brookfield Business Day on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at their corporate headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The event was put together by the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce with support from the Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) and the City and Town of Brookfield.

Several companies submitted applications for recognition at this year's event based on various sustainable business practices in which they have engaged. R.A. Smith National was recognized at last year's event for the installation of a wind turbine and an 84-panel solar array on the roof of their corporate headquarters, among other energy-saving initiatives.

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