Craig Knight, PLS Joins R&M’s Fairbanks Office
November 17, 2020
R&M has expanded our service offerings in our Fairbanks office to include land surveying with the addition of Craig Knight, PLS as a Senior Land Surveyor in the firm’s Geomatics Department.
Craig will work as project manager and lead surveyor responsible for collecting, processing and mapping survey data and for producing surveying and mapping projects in accordance with current standards of practice. He will also lead development and expansion of R&M’s survey services in the Fairbanks area and provide advanced professional, technical, day-to-day support, guidance and input to staff and other team members.
“Craig brings a depth of experience, a great attitude and a tremendous resume with him to R&M,” said Bill Preston, PLS, GISP, R&M’s Vice President of Geomatics. “It’s really a great opportunity for us to continue serving our existing clients in the Fairbanks area, while expanding to other services where Craig really excels. Our clients will enjoy working with him as much as we have so far.”
Craig has 26 years of surveying experience in a wide range of services. He offers a unique variety of skills and experience, having conducted control, topographic, boundary, aerial, hydrographic, right-of-way, pipeline, power line, as-built, and dam and reservoir surveys. Craig is also experienced in public lands, construction staking, oil and gas well plats, ground penetrating RADAR, utility locating, 3D-scanning, and construction oversight. He enjoys both field and office work and excels in incorporating different data sets into a comprehensive whole.
Craig has served as project manager and crew chief for large transportation and utility design and construction projects for a variety of agencies. His work has included processing of survey data; developing maps, plats and legal descriptions; developing and implementing CAD and Survey procedures and standards; and developing and supporting GIS functions. Since joining R&M, Craig has been assisting with work on the Seward Highway MP 44-58 Reconstruction and Airport Way West Improvement projects.
“R&M has a well-known and respected reputation for doing excellent work. Their geomatics team has a broad range of experience, and depth of expertise. I enjoy learning new things and am very excited to be joining this very diverse group of professionals,” said Craig. “I also look forward to developing relationships with R&M’s existing and new clients across Alaska, as we expand and diversify the Fairbanks office.”
Craig has A.S. degrees in Land Surveying, Engineering Technology, and Drafting from Sheridan College in Wyoming and holds a U.S. Patent for a Damage Resistant Surveying Stake that he and his wife developed together. Outside of work, Craig is an avid outdoorsman. He and his family are currently building a remote log cabin 30 miles off the road system and love to spend their time hiking, fishing, backpacking, hunting and exploring remote areas. Craig is also a licensed pilot but recently sold his plane to focus on other things.