Dioptra has teamed with DOWL in Ketchikan, Alaska to monitor multiple dams for the City of Ketchikan. The Ketchikan Lake Dam, a 1200-foot long earthen dam, was scanned using our Leica C10 scanner for monitoring deformation and movement of the dam. DOWL surveyors monitor the dam traditionally on the settlement monuments located across the dam. Dioptra will compare the 2017 scan to the 2016 scan to determine if any movement has occurred and how much. This data will be invaluable to the City of Ketchikan and their FERC monitoring requirements.
Cardon Payne sat for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam on June 23, 2017. Cardon passed the exam and applied for his Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) certificate through Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The Board accepted his application and exam results and provided Cardon with his LSI certification. Cardon has been with Dioptra since 2014, is a 2016 graduate of Idaho State University’s Geomatics Technology program. Cardon is looking forward to taking and passing the Principles of Surveying Exam and becoming a licensed land surveyor in Idaho.
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’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.
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.