Alabama Land Surveyors

The Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors is a non-profit organization of Licensed Land Surveyors, para-professionals, students, and businesses promoting the continued education of its members and dedicating itself to the promotion and protection of the profession of land surveying. Please feel free to browse around our website and learn more about us and our profession. Some areas of our website are limited to members only and require a sign-in to access.


Jeffery N. Lucas is in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. Lucas has been in the surveying business since 1976. He is a licensed land surveyor registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Lucas is a licensed attorney and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2003. Lucas is the author of “Alabama Boundary Law,” “The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying” and “Illinois Boundary Law.” He has also authored over 100 articles on surveying and boundary issues and writes a regular column for P.O.B. Magazine since 2004. He is currently the Alabama Division Manager for ESP Associates, P.A.

Survey Evidence and Procedure*  (3.5 PDHs, May 30, 2017, 12:30 – 4 p.m.)
Boundary Retracement: The Latest Cases*  (3.5 PDHs, May 31, 2017, 
8 – 11:30 a.m.)
Water Boundaries* (3.5 PDHs, May 31, 2017, 12:30 – 4 p.m.)

Becca Fricke-Croft, CFM is the training and Outreach Lead for the FEMA Region X Regional Service Center.  As a former elected official and local floodplain manager, she possesses a unique perspective of the communication and training needs of local community officials, engineers and surveyors.  Ms. Fricke provides online and in person training on a number of topics related to the National Flood Insurance Program, with a special emphasis on the floodplain development review process, building inspections, and Elevation Certificates.

Elevation Certificates* (4 PDHs, May 31, 2017, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Jason Bailey, PLS is the Owner/Principal of Bailey Land Group, Inc., the current President of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ASPLS), and an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) teaching the plane surveying course in the College of Engineering.  Additionally, Mr. Bailey has more than 27 years of experience in both military and civilian land surveying.  Mr. Bailey has performed land surveys all over the world to include a hydrographic survey of the Persian Gulf, a resurvey of Kadena Airfield in Okinawa, Japan, and numerous ALTA / ACSM Land Title, Boundary / Topographic, and Communication TowerSurveys in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. 

Presenting: Standards of Practice (3.5 PDHs, May 31, 2017, 8 – 11:30 a.m.)

Joseph K Duff, ACI, is an Applications Engineer for ATG USA, Inc., in North Little Rock, Ark. A surveyor at heart with a mind for civil engineering, Joe provides technical assistance, pre-sales technical proof, business process analysis, software training and implementation, product demonstration, and other technical business services to civil engineering firms, heavy highway construction, and land surveying companies who       fall under the broad umbrella of the civil/infrastructure industry.

Vendor Presentations (3.5 PDHs, May 30, 2017 12 – 4 p.m.)

David Howard of Lengemann Corp and Mike Peterson of SmartPlanes will present on the topic of Drone Technology. 

Vendor Presentations (3.5 PDHs, May 30, 2017 12 – 4 p.m.)

Robert Martin

Vendor Presentations (3.5 PDHs, May 30, 2017 12 – 4 p.m.)

  Lewis Graham

Vendor Presentations (3.5 PDHs, May 30, 2017 12 – 4 p.m.)


FEMA has released a revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33). Click Here to Access

This is a fillable pdf form. Download the form and save it to your computer to take advantage of this feature. 


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