A monthly Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and

Civil Engineers member newsletter

May 2024

MALSCE Sustaining Members: Allen & Major Associates, Inc., Beals and Thomas, Inc.,

Bluesky Geospatial Limited, Brennan Consulting, Inc., BSC Group, Inc., Crocker Design Group,

DiPrete Engineering Associates, DGT Associates, Eastern Topographics, E.T. Engineering Enterprises, Feldman Geospatial, Field Resources, Inc., Hancock Associates, Maine Technical Source,

Merrill Engineers and Land Surveyors, Nitsch Engineering, R.J. O'Connell & Associates, Inc.,

Samiotes Consultants Inc., Spiller's, Tighe & Bond, Topcon Solutions Store, VHB, Inc.,

Waypoint Technology Group, WSP

MALSCE President's Message

By Ken Conte, PLS, Principal, Beals and Thomas, Inc., and MALSCE President

Dear Members of MALSCE,

This is the first installment of my President’s Message since our 2024 convention and I would like to acknowledge a few of the program’s achievements. Most notably, we had 152 attendees over this two-day event, which is the highest number of attendees in more than a decade. The Plan and Field Notes Contests also had the highest number in many years with 42 entries. ... Read more


MALSCE Proprietors' Council Meeting

Open to All MALSCE Members

Friday, June 7, 2024

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Aldrich Center at TEC, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108


Michael A. Clifford, PLS

Co-founder and Principal, DGT Associates, Chair, MALSCE Proprietors’ Council

Join MALSCE Proprietors’ Council Chair Mike Clifford for the final Proprietors’ Council luncheon meeting planned for the current fiscal year. This meeting features ongoing discussions of business issues impacting land surveying and engineering firms and MALSCE undertakings. Agenda items for this meeting include:

  • Pulse of Business
  • MALSCE President’s Update
  • MALSCE Public Awareness Activities
  • Staff Recruitment, Training, and Retention
  • New Business

Click here to learn more and register.

Spring MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting & Dinner

Joint Central and Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Copper House Tavern, 380 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451

5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration, 6:30 - 7:30 PM Dinner

7:30 - 9:00 PM Feature Presentation & MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting

Feature Presentation: 

Curtis M. Johnson, PLS

President, Express Surveying and

Join us for the spring MALSCE Board of Directors Dinner Meeting, which also doubles as a joint meeting of the MALSCE Eastern and Central Massachusetts Chapters. Enjoy great food and networking with your peers as you hear reports on MALSCE’s latest undertakings. Featured presenter Curtis Johnson, PLS, will speak about his website,, a marketing tool for subscribing surveying professionals that allows consumers to find surveyors that have completed jobs in their area. The presentation will be followed by the MALSCE Board of Directors meeting.

Click here to learn more and register.


Engineers and Land Surveyors Day + Next Steps for MALSCE Members

On Thursday, May 30, 2024, MALSCE, ACEC/MA and BSCES members gathered at the Massachusetts State House for our annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House along with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations. ... Read more

MALSCE Government Affairs Update May 2024


Click here for government affairs activities and news for MALSCE members. Learn about the Senate Ways and Means Committee's FY25 budget, relevant legislation and recent Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors discussions.

Join the MALSCE Public Awareness Committee


The recently reconstructed MALSCE Public Awareness Committee is charged with promoting the general recognition and acceptance of the practice of land surveying and survey engineering and stimulating a greater interest in public perceptions affecting the profession. Committee chair David Prince, PLS, from WSP, has been holding regular meetings and member of the committee have made several visits to promote a career in land surveying to secondary school students.


To see a full committee description, click here. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the committee, email David Prince at

UMaine Surveying Students Place Third in NSPS Student Competition!


MALSCE congratulates members of the University of Maine's National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Student Chapter who competed in the 2024 NSPS National Student Competition. These UMaine students finished third out of the eighteen teams in the competition's baccalaureate division. This two-day contest, which was held on April 22 and 23 in Washington, DC, included a full day surveying monument hunt across the entire District of Columbia and a day of historical surveying field exercises and calculations around the Washington Monument.

Job Board

Multiple Positions - Hancock Associates

Hancock Associates has been a leader in the land development industry since 1978 and is growing. Our Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Wetland Science experts provide services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island through offices located in Boston, Chelmsford, Danvers, Marlborough, Newburyport, Palmer and Princeton, MA and Concord, NH. Positions we are hiring for include Professional Land Surveyors & Professional Engineers, Project & Staff Land Surveyors, Project & Staff Civil Engineers, Senior Level Project Managers, Field Crew Chiefs, Instrument Operators and Wetland Scientists.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Looking to promote a job to MALSCE members? Click here to learn more about posting on the MALSCE job board.

Surveying Education Opportunities

Look to MALSCE News and the MALSCE website for information on available surveying education opportunities. UMaine has several different surveying degree and certificate programs available online, click here to learn more. Franklin Cummings Tech (formerly Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology) is now offering professional land surveying courses for those currently working in surveying. Other universities with online surveying and geomatics programs options include Ferris State University and Oregon Institute of Technology.


Check Out "Surveyor Says" NSPS' Podcast


Want to hear from the movers and shakers of the surveying profession? Each week, NSPS brings you conversations with the trendsetters and difference-makers that are helping to shape the world of surveying. Your host, NSPS Executive Director Tim Burch, sits down with various personalities to discuss all things surveying, all bundled in a 30-minute conversation.

Click here to listen to recent podcast episodes.

Become a Certified Survey Technician


No matter what the future holds, prepare to meet challenges head on. Future-proof your resume by becoming a Certified Survey Technician (CST). This unique four-level certification program indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person can perform surveying tasks at a specific technical level. Show what you can do! Decide between the field or office track. Click here for more information.

Check Out NSPS' Redesigned Beasurveyor Website

Developed through a collaborative effort between NSPS and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the redesigned now includes more outreach resources to engage young people and teach about surveying.

Affiliate Organization Events

TECET Linowes Leadership Lecture

The Power of Coaching:

Developing Your Firm's Future Leaders

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Conference Center at Waltham Woods, 860 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Attend the 2024 TECET Linowes Leadership Lecture to hear Dan Guglielmo, CEO of MindfulCEO, and discover a highly distinctive coaching strategy for you to successfully weave into guiding your firm's present executives and developing your firm's up-and-coming leaders.

Click here to learn more and register.

RISPLS June General Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Join members of RISPLS for their June General Membership Meeting! The day includes a guest speaker, a discussion of 2024 zoning laws, and a general membership meeting.

Click here to learn more and register.

NHLSA Summer Quarterly Seminar

& Business Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Egwanulti Farms, 996 Salmon Falls Road, Rochester, NH 03868

7:30 AM Registration, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Seminars,

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Business Meeting & Scholarship Awards

Join members of NHLSA for their 2024 Summer Quarterly! The day includes an exhibition from the US Army Corps of Engineers, lunch and networking with vendors and attendees, and a Survey Olympics, followed by a quarterly business meeting and the awarding of scholarships.

Click here to learn more and register.

MALSCE News is a monthly publication of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers. This newsletter highlights the program and activities of MALSCE and reports on national and local matters of interest to land surveyors and civil engineers. While we cannot promise to print all news items that we receive, if you have one to share with your fellow MALSCE members please forward it to Rich Keenan at
Questions or comments?
Michelle Monette, MALSCE,  One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108, 
P: 617/227-5551 | F: 617/227-6783,