• 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

  • Where’s Wygant 2020

    USGS benchmark
    Maraliese Beveridge

    When Clay Wygant first came to Maser Consulting, it was his job to develop a Mobile LiDAR division. So, this geospatial man-on-the-move began by setting out with his crew and a RIEGL VMX 450 mobile mapper atop his truck, zig-zagging and scanning his way across the country! In fact, he traversed to so many places ... 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

  • Surveying Substations with LiDAR

    Substation LiDAR scan
    Elizabeth Bell

    Surveying Substations Surveying substations is complicated. And believe it or not, conventional survey can increase the complexity. So, what are your options? Well, they all revolve around the use of LiDAR! But before we jump into how it can help, we need to touch on the challenges it has to overcome. Conventional survey requires the ... 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