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Chapman, Zodrow to Present at ASCE Spring Conference

by Jessica Pairrett 15. March 2016 06:42

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Spring Technical Conference
Tundra Lodge
Green Bay, WI
March 24, 2016

Jon Chapman, 3D laser scanning manager, and Shane Zodrow, survey project manager, will present at the 2016 ASCE Spring Technical Conference. This presentation will discuss the use of 3D laser scanning for survey-accurate reality capture in various bridge and building, roadway and site-specific projects. Chapman and Zodrow will also briefly discuss how R.A. Smith National is using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology.

To view more about this presentation and to see the conference’s other presentation offerings, view the comprehensive agenda.

Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National Selected Wisconsin’s Young Surveyor of the Year

by Jessica Pairrett 23. February 2016 11:44

Nathan Vaughn

Nathan Vaughn of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has been awarded Young Surveyor of the Year by the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS). The award was presented during the WSLS Annual Surveyors’ Institute on January 28, 2016.

The WSLS Young Surveyor of the Year award is presented annually to recognize the achievements of an outstanding land survey professional. Individuals who are named to receive this award are nominated by their peers due to their dedication of furthering the surveying profession. Vaughn has well-represented this profession with his advanced technical expertise, strong leadership and project management skills throughout his career. 

Vaughn has more than 12 years of experience and is currently a survey transportation manager within R.A. Smith National’s survey division. He is also a survey data coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. In August 2015, Vaughn was appointed to a three-year term on the Wisconsin Land Information Council to represent WSLS. The council advises the Wisconsin Department of Administration on the administration of the Wisconsin Land Information Program

Vaughn holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with a minor in environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and is a professional land surveyor.

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