SAWJ Meeting Thursday 2/8/24

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.
Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors. The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
SAWJ will not have a presenter this month but will instead reflect on the passing of Lou Marchuck and the impact he has had on this chapter and the surveying community as a whole.

In Memoriam – Lou Marchuk

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Lou Marchuk on Saturday, January 13th. Services will be held this Friday, January 19, at the St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Lindenwold.

Viewing at the Church will be 9 am -11 am
Followed by Mass at 11 am

St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church
135 N. White Horse Pike, Lindenwold, NJ 08021

SAWJ Dinner Presentation 1/11/24

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.

Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors. The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

SAWJ welcomes our current president Craig Stratton of Trenton Engineering to present on Surveying Standards of New Jersey, Past and Present.

So that we can give Carlucci’s and accurate head count for them to set up tables please email Rick Sapio (rsapio@rmslandsurveying.com) by Monday, January 8, to confirm attendance

Cost $50

SAWJ Dinner Presentation Thursday November 9th ” Lou Marchuk – NJDOT Straight Line Diagrams.”

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.

Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors. The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

SAWJ welcomes Lou Marchuk, PLS & PE, NJDOT Geodetic Survey retired, formerly Manager of the NJDOT Right of Way Engineering Unit, currently Project Surveyor at Arora & Associates.

Lou will present on how the NJDOT Straight Line Diagrams (SLD), data and information relating to State Highways, Turnpikes, County Routes and Interchanges, are a very important resource for the Professional Surveyor, Engineer, Planner and GIS Specialist

SAWJ Dinner Presentation October 12th , 2023 Mike Marano / Jo Wall ” Gateway Confined Disposal Facility”

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.
Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors. The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
SAWJ welcomes Michael J. Marano, PE of WSP and Jo Wall of NJDOT to present on the Gateway Confined Disposal Facility.
The NJ Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources (NJDOT-OMR) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of over 200 nautical miles of shallow draft engineered waterways in six counties. This requires the dredging and management of 300,000-500,000 CY of sediment every year. Historically, much of this material was placed in upland confined disposal facilities (CDFs); however, many of these CDF’s are no longer available leaving many areas in the system with no dredged material management option. One option is to consolidate management sites and design them with the intention of renewing capacity through beneficial use of dewatered sediment. The Design Team of WSP USA, Inc. (WSP) and Gahagan and Bryant Associates (GBA) has been working with NJDOT-OMR for the past decade to come up with creative designs and innovative solutions.

SAWJ Dinner Presentation 8/10/23

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, August 10, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.
Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors. The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
SAWJ welcomes Kevin Zelinsky, Remington & Vernick Engineers, to present on “Why You Need a Surveyor and GIS to Prepare a Survey”.

SAWJ Dinner Presentation w/ Dave Doyle Thursday July 13!

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, July 13, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.
Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors. The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
SAWJ welcomes Dave Doyle, NGS Chief Geodesist, retired, to present on GNSS Improvements and Accuracy in 2023.
Dave Doyle joined the National Geodetic Survey in 1972, and held the position of Chief Geodetic Surveyor at his retirement in January, 2013. He was responsible for the development, technical design and management of plans and programs that enhance the United States National Spatial Reference System [ngs.noaa.gov]. He has provided technical assistance in geodesy to international, federal, state and local surveying, mapping and GIS agencies.

During his time at NGS his experiences included all phases of geodetic triangulation, astronomic positioning, leveling, GPS data collection, data analysis, datum transformations, network adjustments, and data publication. Mr. Doyle’s activities have included extensive efforts on the development and implementation of the North American Datum of 1983, the North American Vertical Datum of 1988, the Puerto Rico Vertical Datum of 2002 and the Virgin Islands Vertical Datum of 2009. He has also provided technical support to various countries for the modernization of national and regional geodetic reference systems in the Caribbean and Central America, Africa, and the Pacific. Mr. Doyle has published more than 30 articles on geodesy and geodetic surveying in national and local surveying publications, and he has conducted more than 530 workshops and seminars detailing the various aspects of geodesy and the National Spatial Reference System. Mr. Doyle continues to support education in geodesy for surveyors and others interested in high accuracy geospatial data through seminars at surveying and GIS conferences, as a faculty member of GeoLearn [geo-learn.com], and as the geodesy editor for xyHt Magazine [xyht.com].

Mr. Doyle is an active member of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, and the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia professional surveyors associations.

SAWJ Dinner Presentation 6/8/23 – ” Bruce Blair”

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.

Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your dinner order in and socialize with your fellow surveyors.  The chapter meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

SAWJ welcomes frequent SurvCon presenter and one of the founding members and past president of NJSPLS, Bruce Blair.  Bruce will share some tips and tricks he has developed over his 50+ years of surveying concerning boundaries and deed descriptions.

NJSPLS Bio

SAWJ Dinner Presentation 5/11/23

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.

SAWJ welcomes our current president Craig Stratton of Trenton Engineering to present on the ease and benefits of preparing a FEMA electronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA) for your clients.

So that we can give Carlucci’s and accurate head count for them to set up tables please email Rick Sapio (rsapio@rmslandsurveying.com) by Monday, 5/8, to confirm attendance

Cost $50

SAWJ Dinner Presentation 4/13/23

The second Thursday of the month is coming up and the Surveyor’s Association of West Jersey invites you to its monthly meeting this Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Carlucci’s Waterfront in Mount Laurel NJ.
SAWJ welcomes NJSPLS past president (1995) Robert (Bob) Heggan Jr., P.S.M., P.L.S. who also served as SAWJ’s representative to the NJSPLS Board of Directors from 1990-2004 and served as chairman of the Education Committee, Conference Committee, Finance Committee and the Special Committee of Continuing Education. Currently Bob is the Surveyor / Coordinator – Capital Projects of the City of Sarasota, Florida and specializes in historic records research, surveying methodologies and forensic field investigations.
Bob will be presenting on the historical significance of the Compass in retracing ancient surveys along with how to currently use and maint
So that we can give Carlucci’s and accurate head count for them to set up tables please email Rick Sapio (rsapio@rmslandsurveying.com) to confirm attendance
Cost $50