Dioptra and HDR team on I-15 Railroad Bridge project

Dioptra and HDR’s Boise office have teamed together to complete a railroad bridge replacement project located on Interstate 15 in Inkom, ID.  Dioptra will provide all surveying services including right-of-way and centerline determination along will all public and private survey monuments, 3D scanning of the railroad tracks and roadway, and all supplemental topographic surveys as needed.  This project is scheduled to begin in August 2017.

Dioptra and HDR team on SH-25 Canal project

Dioptra and HDR’s Boise office have teamed together to complete a canal bridge replacement project located on SH-25 in Jerome, ID.  Dioptra will provide all surveying services including right-of-way and centerline determination along will all public and private survey monuments, 3D scanning of the 5-lane SH-25 for approximately 1600 feet, and a bathymetric survey of the canal bed for hydraulic analysis.  This project is scheduled to begin in July 2017.

Dioptra Welcomes Mark Hokanson

Mark Hokanson grew up in Eastern Idaho and loves all that the outdoors has to offer.  This love of the outdoors has lead him to pursue a career as a Land Surveyor and is excited to join the Dioptra team.  He went to college at Idaho State University and received his Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 1998 and received his PLS registration in 2009.  Mark’s prior work experience includes many facets of surveying including a wealth of knowledge in boundary issues between Federal and private lands that he obtained from his employment at the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Idaho and Wyoming, this gives him a valuable expertise in Cadastral Surveying.  As a previous Survey Crew Manager with Mountain River Engineering, Mark has hundreds of hours of field experience over seeing complex projects in Cadastral, topographical, and construction surveying.  Mark’s prior experience as the owner of a small survey company provides him with the expert knowledge about how surveying and engineering will be best utilized for a successful project.

Dioptra’s Adam Thayer Awarded NSPS Scholarship

Adam Thayer was recently selected as a recipient of the Slovoj (Dr. Ing. Desider E.) Scholarship, awarded on behalf of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Foundation. The NSPS Foundation awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to students across the country as part of their 2016 scholarship program. Adam has been with Dioptra since May of 2016 and recently began his final semester at Idaho State University where he will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Technology. Adam is looking forward to graduation and will begin preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam