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American Land Title Association (ALTA) Surveys: Meeting Industry Standards

In the complex world of land development and real estate transactions, American Land Title Association ALTA) surveys stand out as crucial tools in ensuring legal compliance, accuracy, and peace of mind. These surveys go beyond standard property assessments to provide a comprehensive look at boundary determination, easements, encroachments, and other vital aspects that could impact […]

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Grids and Gradients. Episode 2 — The Heart of Burrell’s Success

If you thought land development was just about blueprints and site plans, think again. The latest episode of the “Grids and Gradients” podcast dives deep into the core of Burrell’s success—our culture. Join Jerry Aplass as he discusses how the unique challenges of legal zoning and specific educational needs turn school site planning into a

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Integrating Land Surveyingand CAD in Designing Subdivisions

The creation of subdivisions is a meticulous land development process that requires the highest levels of precision and detail. This is where the integration of land surveying and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) comes into play, revolutionizing the way subdivisions are planned and designed. Keep reading to discover how CAD software and land surveying work hand-in-hand to

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School Site Planning: Balancing Education and Community Needs

Schools are more than just places of learning; they are vital components of the community, serving as hubs of activity, learning, and growth. Effective school site planning is essential in creating environments that not only meet educational standards but also enhance community engagement and well-being. Read on to explore the ins and outs of school

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The Role of Land Planning in Creating Sustainable and Resilient Communities

In a time of continued urbanization and growing environmental challenges, the role of land planning in shaping the future of our communities cannot be overstated. Thoughtful land planning for communities is crucial to ensure their long-term well-being, vitality, and resilience. It’s about more than just allocating space for buildings and roads; it’s about creating environments

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The Importance of Grading Design in Civil Engineering Projects

Grading design in civil engineering is much more than altering land contours; it’s about laying the groundwork for successful construction. This process is vital to ensuring a project’s functionality and safety. Keep reading to explore the critical role of grading design in various aspects of civil engineering and why it’s indispensable for the success of

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The Power of Photogrammetry in Land Surveying and Documentation

Photogrammetry is once again revolutionizing the field of land surveying and documentation. This technology, employing aerial imagery and advanced algorithms, has transformed how we measure and document land and structures. It’s an exciting time in the world of land surveying as photogrammetry continues to reshape traditional methods as it provides unprecedented levels of detail and

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