The unsung hero's of the job are this months spotlight. Yes, we are talking about the survey crew. You know the ones who are in charge ensuring everything is placed where it's designed to go and if it's not, they're the ones who usually get blamed for everything. It's a good thing most of them are thick skinned with a good temperament. They play such an important role in all aspects of building. Not only your efficiency, but give you the piece of mind that your on the right track, most of the time without the recognition they deserve.
Surveyors are also the ones who have to keep pace with technology and get to test out all the cool stuff. At the same time go through the frustrations of "oh that will be in the next software update" or "that function is not available at this time". Yet, they keep pushing forward trying to find ways to make layout quicker and more accurate in turn, easier on the carpenters and steel erectors in the field.
Tomorrow make it a point to show your layout crew appreciation. Let them know how much value they bring to you, the job and the company! Without them we would still be setting up batter boards and pulling string lines!!!