Survey Team News

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Robert Ubben
In Surveying, tagged in Affinis survey team

In honor of National Surveyors Week, Affinis Corp will be participating in an effort to help improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has a call out to the survey community across the United States to place Global Positions Systems (GPS) on published NGS benchmarks and collect current data. The […]

Railroad Survey Works to Protect BNSF Engines

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by Kellan Gregory
In Surveying, tagged in topo-survey-argentine-yard

Over time, three, parallel tracks at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s (BNSF) Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Kansas had been sinking. The rails run through a large, on-site building where fluid changes are performed on the trains. As engines pulled in for maintenance, the trains were beginning to bottom out on two of the three […]

Affinis Surveyors Help Preserve 200-Year-Old History

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Surveying, tagged in

2016 marked the 200th anniversary of the running of the Osage Treaty Line. This was the first boundary survey line in what is now western Missouri. To commemorate the event, members of the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) led the charge in retracing historic steps to find it. While the exact location was unknown, […]

Silt Buildup Surveys at Weatherby Lake

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Robert Ubben
In Projects, Surveying, tagged in Tags: , , Affinis Survey Team at Weatherby Lake

A lake may seem resistant to change, but hard rain events and construction activities taking place upstream can adversely affect its shorelines, capacity, and eco-system more than you may expect. Silt and mud will always accumulate at the points where tributaries feed water into the lake. However, seasons with extreme amounts of rain or construction […]

Identifying Subsurface Materials with Geophysical Methods

Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Geotechnical Engineering, Surveying, tagged in Tags: , ,

Determining what lies beneath the surface of our roads is an important part of creating safe thoroughfares and streets. Used to identify subsurface materials, geotechnical engineering can do just that. Some common applications are: Characterizing subsurface materials, like bedrock depth, rock type, layer boundaries, water table, groundwater flow, locating fractures, weak zones, expansive clays, and […]

Safety Certifications

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by Robert Ubben
In Culture, Surveying, tagged in Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Safety is always a priority at Affinis. But, it is particularly important for those working in the field. Our survey team has first aid, CPR and AED training. They are also trained and certified in confined space entry and railroads. In this post, we’re sharing the importance of each. First Aid, CPR & AED We […]

Survey: Accurate Documents and the Right Technology Make Life Easier

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Robert Ubben
In Surveying, tagged in survey-field-services

Our survey staff is well recognized for its ability to research existing property limits and prepare property descriptions. Often, we are looking at easements or real estate conveyances to accommodate municipal projects. We use a proven method to make life easier for our clients: Our documents are clear and accurate. Over the years, we’ve developed […]

Affinis Co-Workers Remember a Friend, Mentor, and Father – Ivan Ubben

Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by Affinis Corp
In Community, Culture, Surveying, tagged in Ivan

Ivan Ubben passed away on May 28th. Ivan played a large part in the lives of so many of our co-workers and colleagues, and we are grateful for the support his family is receiving. Ivan was a part of the original Affinis team – and he served as mentor to many of our co-workers in […]

Affinis Survey Department Adds Two Licensed Professional Land Surveyors

Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2013 by Affinis Corp
In Surveying, tagged in

Last year Affinis Corp co-workers Kellan Gregory, PLS and Aubrey Meyer, PLS earned their Kansas licenses as Professional Land Surveyors. The addition of their Kansas license doubles the number of Affinis Land Surveyors who are licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. Robert Ubben, PLS is  also licensed in Kansas and Missouri. Affinis’s survey department has […]