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Pete Brothers, R.A. Smith National Project Surveyor, Attains Pennsylvania PLS Registration Print E-mail
Written by R.A. Smith National   
Tuesday, 04 August 2009

Tarentum, Pa. ó Pete Brothers, project surveyor of R.A. Smith National (formerly R.A. Smith & Associates and its National Survey & Engineering Division) ó civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization consultants ó Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa., has attained his professional land surveyor (PLS) registration for the state of Pennsylvania.

Brothers has 16 years of experience in land surveying with a specialty in laser scanning. Brothers has provided GPS and laser scanning for a variety of projects, including major highways, bridges, airport terminals, tunnels, utility towers, the cliff faces at the Hoover Dam and others.

Brothers has been at the forefront of utilizing the newest technology in the surveying field. His background includes the early use of GPS in 1993 and new laser scanning technology in 2003 to create efficiencies that reduce a surveyorís time in the field, while providing highly accurate data.

Brothers joined R.A. Smith National in 2007. He lives in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.
R.A. Smith National, Inc., www.rasmithnational.com, is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. It is one of Wisconsinís largest civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D visualization consulting firms. The company is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. with offices in Appleton, Oshkosh and Madison, Wis.; and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa. R.A. Smith National serves state and local government and the land development industry. Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A. Smith National brand was created in March 2008. R.A. Smith Nationalís mission is to design with vision, deliver excellence, and provide the most responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.

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