Service: Right of Way

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No Boundaries: A Brief Discussion of Alaska Boundary Law

Land surveying has long been considered both an art and a science. It is an art involving elements of history, law, evidence and their interpretation; and a science due to the mathematical and scientific methods employed. This is especially true in Alaska.

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R&M Through the Years: C Street Extension – O’Malley Road to Dimond Boulevard

This project involved 1.5 miles of new roadway that extended this main transportation corridor through an undeveloped area of Anchorage, linking the roadway between O’Malley Road and Dimond Boulevard.

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R&M Through the Years: Seward Highway Reconstruction MP 54.8-59.3 – Canyon Creek Bridge

R&M designed 4.5 miles of road improvements, a new 885’ bridge crossing over the creek, scenic overviews, rest areas and trailhead amenities.

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R&M Projects, History and Notable Alumni

R&M celebrated our people, projects and partners during our 50th anniversary party on July 12. We had several project, history and R&M alumni banners throughout the event space.

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R&M Through the Years: Hydroelectric Project Feasibility and Development Studies

In celebration of R&M’s 50th anniversary, we are taking a look back at the projects over the last five decades that made R&M into the firm it is today. This month we take a look at a couple hydroelectric projects in which R&M helped determine the engineering and economic feasibility of hydroelectric development during the […]

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Right-of-Way Mapping – “The Older I Get, the Less I Know…”

“The older I get, the less I know and by that I mean the less I am sure of.”“The older I get, the less I know and the more I want to know.” What does does this mean with respect to right-of-way (ROW) Mapping? It means that as we grow in experience and education, we […]

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Highway Rights-of-Way in Alaska

Not all right-of-way (ROW) interests are defined by deed with an accurate description. Alaska still lacks good titles and plans for many of our major highways and so it becomes necessary to be able to research and analyze title to determine the nature and width of the ROW. The Highway Rights-of-Way in Alaska paper discusses […]

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Small Tract Rights-of-Way: McCarrey v. Kaylor

A “Small Tract” parcel authorized under the 1938 Small Tract Act is one of several federal land disposals by which a citizen may obtain a patent to public lands in Alaska. By federal regulation, a Small Tracts patent may include a specific width right-of-way for roadway and utilities purposes. The 2013 Alaska Supreme Court case […]

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Meet R&M: Land Surveyor Chad Weiler, PLS

Chad is a Senior Land Surveyor in R&M’s Land Surveying Group. He has been with R&M for 4 years and has 19 years of experience in all facets of field and office surveying. Chad has been responsible for planning and execution of field surveys, collecting field data, taking detailed field notes, reducing data and preparing […]

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Charlie Parr, SR/WA recognized by IRWA Arctic Trails Chapter 71

A lifetime of contributions to the right of way field At a recent awards ceremony in Fairbanks, Charles L. (Charlie) Parr, SR/WA was recognized for his lifetime achievement and contribution to International Right of Way (IRWA) Arctic Trails Chapter 71 and its members. “It’s a special honor to be recognized by your peers. It was […]

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Bill Preston, PLS, GISP Named Vice President of Geomatics at R&M

Bill Preston, PLS, GISP has been named as the firm’s new Vice President of Geomatics. As R&M’s new Vice President of Geomatics, Preston will be responsible for management of the R&M’s Geomatics Department, which includes land surveying, right of way (ROW) services and geographic information systems.

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John Bennett, PLS, SR/WA Inducted into Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference Hall of Fame

R&M’s Senior Land Surveyor John Bennett, PLS, SR/WA was inducted into the 2016 Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference (ASMC) Hall of Fame. “It’s a bit overwhelming. I never considered myself to be in the same class as those who have been inducted before me but now that I see it’s a reality, I’m very honored […]

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