National Surveyors Week 2022
(March 24, 2022) – Balzer and Associates is proud to recognize March 20-26, 2022 as National Surveyors Week. Land surveyors are an integral part of our organization, and their hard work deserves acknowledgement and appreciation. Surveying makes the world around us possible. The employees in our surveying department work hard every day both out in the field and in the office.
As part of this week, we wanted to hear about the profession from some of our land surveyors.
What do you enjoy most about surveying?
“There’s a great satisfaction that comes from figuring out a puzzle – and that is a big part of what we do every day.” – James P., LS
“I learn something new every day! The diverse knowledge, skill set, experiences, and opportunities in the profession.” – Jeffery B., LS
What do you think surprises people about surveying?
“People are surprised at the time and effort it takes to complete a survey. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes tasks that are required to be completed before the start and finish of a survey. Most people see the crew onsite and what they do daily, but that is just a single part of the entire process.” – Chris F., LS
“Beyond math and field work, there’s a great deal of research, interpretation, and application of both left and right brained thinking involved with surveying.” – James P., LS
Why should someone consider a career in land surveying?
“In the near future, the majority of licensed surveyors in Virginia will be retiring, which will lead to a shortage of surveyors. With the average age of licensed surveyors around 60 years old and with less than 1300 surveyors in Virginia, it is a great opportunity to get into a career that will only grow. Not to mention the advancement of technology has been making surveying more interesting than past years.” – Chris F., LS
Surveyors – thank you for all that you do!
About Balzer & Associates
Established in 1968, Balzer & Associates is a development consulting company that provides planning, architectural, engineering, surveying, and related services throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. The company is headquartered in Roanoke and has offices in Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley, and the New River Valley.