Georgia - Need a License to do Construction Staking or no?
I know in VA the only surveying you can do without a license is construction.
No, but the wording is a bit sketchy and open for various interpretations. So the answer is still NO, if what your doing is not tied to a boundary otherwise it MIGHT be YES. A lot of construction outfits get several control points set by a PLS to avoid any issues.
But if I was King for a day I would change that and remove the ambiguous wordings.
I worked for a major construction company with a regional office in Peachtree without any licensed surveyors on staff. I've only known 1 or 2 licensed surveyors that work construction, and they were surveying in construction far before they ever got their license. If you're talking about on your own, unlicensed, I don't know the GA law on that. But would suggest dotting your "I"s and crossing your "T"s, CYA, maybe even have a lawyer look over the contract before you sign. Project Managers are well known for shafting the surveyor at the end of the project.
As the former head of the surveying department for an engineering company I can tell you we worked with several companies that staked for construction but had no licensed surveyors on staff. To be quite honest a couple of them were better at construction staking than almost all the licensed people I knew. Those I often gave copies of field notes and coordinate files so they could recover any control that got destroyed. BUT, they were never setting any property corners.
New Jersey does not require a pls to sign and seal grade sheets.
Does Georgia require grade sheets to be signed and sealed?