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Chapman to Present at Public Works Conference

by Jessica Pairrett 9. May 2017 12:00

American Public Works Association (APWA) Wisconsin Chapter 2017 Spring Conference
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, WI
May 10–12, 2017

Jon Chapman, LiDAR and UAS project manager of R.A. Smith National, will present at the APWA–Wisconsin Chapter’s Spring Conference on Thursday, May 11. Chapman’s presentation, “LiDAR, Sonar and PhoDAR—Why You Should Care,” will take a look at today’s must-use surveying technology. Get informed about these new technologies and how they could benefit you on your next project!

Our hydrone in action

Many of today’s surveyors have expanded their skill sets far beyond robotic total stations. They now tote around big “tool belts” filled with new technology, including static 3D laser scanners, remote control survey boats (hydrones) that are equipped with sonar technology to collect underwater data, and even drones (UAVs) that carry cameras, thermal sensors and scanners of their own.

Plus, visit R.A. Smith National’s exhibit booth to see and learn more about the hydrone used with our water-related survey projects.

Learn more about the conference and other presentations.

Abraham to Present at ASCE Spring Technical Conference

by Jessica Pairrett 29. March 2017 06:12

ASCE Wisconsin Section 2017 Spring Technical Conference
Crowne Plaza Madison Hotel
March 30, 2017

Brad Abraham, construction services project leader at R.A. Smith National, will present at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section’s spring conference. His presentation will discuss the geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS). In summer 2016, two bridges in Dodge County, Wis., were reconstructed using GRS-IBS. This non-traditional construction method reduced costs and completion times for both bridges. Attendees will learn about this innovative construction method and opportunities to use GRS-IBS to construct bridges in rural areas.

Read more about this and other presentations to be held during the conference.

Dodge Co. bridge constructed with GRS-IBS.

Contractors construct a Dodge County, Wis., bridge using the innovative GRS-IBS method, which saves a municipality cost and time.

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