Kevin D. Allen
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Kevin D. Allen replied to Octavian Turlea's discussion Is a degree actually worth it?
"i don't want to get everyone all worked up here, but for anyone to say you don't need a higher education for the engineering and surveying fields is fooling everyone including themselves."
Sep 10
Kevin D. Allen replied to Danny Eichelberger's discussion NTRIP and Public Base Stations
"Danny,  Try running a few - 3 or 4 Rapid OPUS sessions at 15 to 30 minutes occupations - either on boundary marker or control points you establish.  Once you get your cm or better positions on these points you can calibrate your local…"
Aug 6
Kevin D. Allen replied to Danny Eichelberger's discussion NTRIP and Public Base Stations
"Danny,  Try running a few - 3 or 4 Rapid OPUS sessions at 15 to 30 minutes occupations - either on boundary marker or control points you establish.  Once you get your cm or better positions on these points you can calibrate your local…"
Aug 6
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mohammad Salem's discussion survey mismatches,
"Hi Mohammad, If you are getting 2 or 3mm on your horizontal, what error are you getting on your vertical?  at 0.5 km square your site isn't all that large.   I would do a double run and use the 3-wire method if you are using an…"
Aug 2
Kevin D. Allen replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"Kevin,   It wasn't my intention to get into a heated argument - well maybe a warm one HA.. - After being in this business for over 30 years it begins or began to get more than a bit irritating to hear everyone that could turn an angle…"
Aug 1
Kevin D. Allen replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"We had this problem here for a few years.  Apparently we weere charging 3 times what the realtor toId the buyer and seller the cost would be.  dealt with it by telling the potential buyer that they would have problems with poachers and…"
Aug 1
Kevin D. Allen replied to Jeffrey A. Koester's discussion Did education requirements hurt our profession?
"First, do not confuse putting stakes in the ground with surveying.  If you are doing layout work for a contractor (which is what I gather by your post ), doing lay out work for the construction of sewers, sidewalks or foundations, you are most…"
Jul 31
Kevin D. Allen replied to ERIC TENOR's discussion Deformation monitoring
"First of all, you would be most likely working with a geologist so they would determine the locations to be monitored.  The survey team would set the permanent monuments in these locations, allow for these to settle and become stable ( 3…"
Jun 4
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mark Sarver's discussion TSC2 Battery Life
"Try taking it to an Interstate Battery store.  They can check it and possibly re-build it.  If they can't, look up Coastal Instrument & Supply in Florida - 800-562-8626.  They specialize in rebuilding survey instrument…"
Apr 18
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mohammad Salem's discussion Taking points in the site area
"The first question I will ask is what will this survey be used for?"
Apr 11
Kevin D. Allen replied to trout's discussion Grading Permit Plans in Pennsylvania: Can a surveyor calculate and sign off on Infiltration Beds and trenches?
"Well,  If you a an LS in any state you should keep up with your regs I would think.  Anyway here is a link to a pending bill for you to look at.  Should answer your…"
Mar 28
Kevin D. Allen replied to Dave Drahn's discussion Base with Trimble 5700/5800
"Quick answer.... no...            long answer,yes   you still get the proper corrections for the base as it handles the GPS signals, you will not benefit from the additional GLONASS of Galileo signals as your…"
Feb 26
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mohammad Salem's discussion Civil 3D 2017 do not show up the real surface as it's on the site!
"The previous commenets are as mine - got to "Surface Properties"  then "Edit Surfce Style"  then pick the Display tab and make triabgles visible.  You will see some triangles cross your channel sideways - go back…"
Jan 23
Kevin D. Allen replied to Muhammad Junaid's discussion How to get Profile Elevations from Negative Alignment Stations.
"Change your stationing so its not negative.... This is basic... basic Civil CAD knowledge...."
Jan 4
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mohamad Ezat's discussion Scale Factor in Tower
"Easy there... "
Dec 28, 2017
Kevin D. Allen replied to Mohamad Ezat's discussion Scale Factor in Tower
"Mohamad, A bit more information would be useful - 1) when you say a scale factor was used on the control points, are you referring to the general site survey?  2) When you say 95% do you mean that the piling and shoring work is 95%…"
Dec 28, 2017

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I am here because I am a.
Just a surveyor
Surveyor Bio:
Getting back into the business after a 3 year break
Company
Allen Consulting Services
Location for Member Map
Indiana, USA
Licenses Certifications or Awards
none
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, control network surveys, Construction
How many years have you been surveying?
Active in the Surveying and Engineering files for 30 years
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels, GNSS, Old school surveying, theodolite, Chain, compass

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