Tim Cowie, LSIT, a Land Surveyor at R&M, successfully earned his Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) Certification.
This certification is the first step towards obtaining a professional license in land surveying. Passing it demonstrates an individual’s commitment to the profession and their ability to meet the rigorous standards required for eventual professional licensure. To become a LSIT, an individual must have a degree in surveying or a related field, and pass the LSIT examination.
“Gaining my LSIT is a necessary step on the path to becoming a licensed professional land surveyor, which is the ultimate goal. The multifaceted nature of surveying keeps me interested and constantly learning. Whether it’s creating an accurate and aesthetically pleasing drawing in CAD or taking a jet boat through white water to access a hydrographic survey, every day brings something new and engaging.”Tim Cowie, LSIT
Tim has five years of land surveying experience. Prior to joining R&M, he spent three seasons as a survey technician with the U.S. Forest Service. While there, Tim performed cadastral, topographic, as-built and hydrographic stream surveys. He also has experience with designing and surveying control networks, organizing and reducing field data, detailing topographic and as-built surveys, and performing boundary research. Tim is proficient in the use of Trimble GNSS receivers, total stations and data collectors. He has conducted field surveys on numerous projects throughout Alaska, including airport rehabilitations, road improvements, subdivision developments and other public facilities. Specific projects include the Glenn Highway – Airport Heights to Parks Highway Rehabilitation, Nightmute Airport Survey, Sterling Highway Milepost 44.5 to 58 Reconstruction and Ambler Access projects.
“The Ambler Road project was my favorite project to work on. What’s not to like about flying around in a helicopter and hiking through the remote Brooks Range recovering monuments?”Tim Cowie, LSIT
Tim has a B.S. in Geomatics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is a FAA Part 107 Certified Remote Pilot and a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
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