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Webinar Wednesday: Pipeline Surveyors: Unique Demands Create a Dangerous Skills Gap

  • 19 May 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


  • Member of PSLS
  • Not a member of PSLS
  • Member of a professional organization in the Geospatial industry such as NSPS, PSPE, PCPG, etc. Contact tcarpenter@wannerassoc.com for code.


Wednesday Webinar

 Pipeline Surveyors: Unique Demands Create a Dangerous Skills Gap

by Aaron Grau

(If you are a new member pending approval, please register as a non-member, choose to be invoiced, and contact the office at tcarpenter@wannerassoc.com or 717-441-6057.)

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • PSLS Members: $40
  • Non-Members: $60
  • Member of  Other  Professional Organization: $40

CE Credits: 1 PDH

Course Description:

“Pipeline Surveyors:  Unique Demands Create a Dangerous Skills Gap” describes how pipeline survey work is vastly different from other survey work and why those differences are so important to address.  Some pipeline projects have unique federal regulatory requirements.  Pipeline owner/operators all have zero-tolerance protocols and high expectations for data collection and recording and all pipeline survey projects have increased safety risks.  Surveyors who understand these unique demands become better at their craft and invaluable to pipeline owner/operators. 

There seems to be a common misunderstanding in the responsibility of the roles of each project stakeholder.  In this course, we will one-call versus private utility location, define subsurface utility engineering, and discuss the importance of the surveyor to the process.  We will review utility location techniques and advances in mapping technology.  The objective of this presentation is to clarify common misunderstandings in the utility location process.

Presenter Bio: 

Aaron Grau

Aaron Grau is president of Grau & Associates, LLC (G&A) a Pittsburgh based association development and management company and the Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors (APPS) is one of G&A’s most exciting and successful clients.

G&A has worked with APPS since the association’s inception in September 2016. Today, APPS is a strong membership driven organization providing continuing education and training to surveyors across the country.

Aaron has a BA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Courts.

Note: Members of other Professional societies such as PSPE, NSPS, ACSM, or other state surveying societies may register at the discounted price. In order to receive the necessary code, registrants must contact PSLS with proof of membership. Please email Tiffany Carpenter at tcarpenter@wannerassoc.com or call 717-441-6057, ext. 130.

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