Hi, getting back to the archiving of survey plans, that is what I started to do today. Our files go back to when the office opened in 1913 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Today I started on the first folder and removed any duplicate survey plans. I have to go through 13 cabinets of survey plans and remove any duplicates which will be thrown out. After that is done the next step will be to start scanning all these files to the server. After that we will through out all the empty filing cabinets. That will give the survey company more office space since we only moved into to this office in 2001. Most land surveyors stay in one office for 25 years then move out when the rent gets to high.
The morgue files have been stripped of any survey plans so they will be thrown out as well.
Final question is how long does a land survey company stay in the same office? 30 years maximum?