• A Tribute to One in a Million

    Headshot of Sam Baratou
    Alexis Eades

    Who He Is Introducing Elhosein “Sam” Baratou, a man who has shown dedication, passion, and commitment throughout his career and is about to retire. He’s brought his industry knowledge, reputation, and grit to Maser Consulting. Sam Baratou has over 25 years of experience in Geotechnical and construction quality assurance and materials testing, the last ten ... Read More

  • Growth Through Change

    Vector graphic of professionals moving forward in their careers through change
    Alexis Eades

    You might remember feeling a little melancholy on the last day of school as a kid, knowing that your time with that teacher and class was ending. You might have felt nervous the night before your first day in your job, or on your wedding day, or about all the changes that COVID sparked. The ... Read More

  • Choosing the Right Technique for Surveying Railroads

    Hi-definition scan of a rail tunnel
    Alexis Eades

    Various surveying techniques are available to provide railroads with the optimum survey results required to accommodate specific projects. Surveyors look at the project characteristics and anticipated project deliverables and recommend the appropriate surveying technique during the scoping phase of a project. Discussions focus on choosing a methodology that would enhance safety, produce the required accuracy, ... Read More

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

    3d scan of hardware transformed into a BIM
    Alexis Eades

    What is BIM, and why should you implement it into your architecture, engineering, and survey plans? BIM, or “Building Information Modeling” is a process of building highly accurate, measurable 3D models that can be very comprehensive, such that they encompass all the specific components needed to virtually build and visualize a project. Existing condition BIMs ... Read More

  • Working from Home…Am I Doing This Right?

    Cartoon woman working from home wearing professional attire and pjs
    Alexis Eades

    Before COVID-19, working from home was not the norm for most employees at Maser. Some may have longed for the chance to sleep in an extra hour or avoid that hectic commute. But no one could have imagined that we would all be forced to work from home for such a long time or the ... Read More

  • Frontline Workers Say “Call Before You Dig”

    Alexis Eades

    811, Know Before You Dig We all know that we’re surrounded by utilities. But we don’t often think about how many of them are out of sight, underground. Whether you are a contractor, developer or a homeowner, if you plan to dig on your property, you might run the risk of accidentally hitting buried electric, ... Read More