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Ben Holmstrom Earns Professional Land Surveyor License


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Ben Holmstrom, PLS is now a professional land surveyor (PLS) in the state of Alaska. He successfully passed the required exams for licensure, including the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Professional Surveying Examination and Alaska Land Surveying (AKLS) Examination.

“This January will mark 10 years since I enrolled in my first surveying class,” said Ben. “I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished and am excited about the opportunities the future holds for me.”

Photo courtesy of R&M Consultants, Inc. 

Ben in Antarctica surveying for the Palmer Station Pier Replacement Project.

Ben joined R&M in July 2013 as a Survey Technician. He has more than six years of progressively responsible surveying experience, having worked as an instrument person and survey party chief. Ben has proven himself to be an extremely hard working and talented surveyor. His experience includes performing boundary and topographic surveys as a Party Chief and Instrument Person for engineering projects in support of subdivision plats. Ben is a well-rounded field surveyor with a good understanding of survey computations and drafting requirements.

Ben has been involved with a variety of airport, road, utility and harbor projects throughout Alaska. He recently completed field surveying and assisted in base mapping for Phase 2 of the Muldoon Town Square Park project in Anchorage. Ben is currently in Nome working on the Nome Airport Operating Settlement Repair project for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. He is surveying the runways, taxiway and apron with a Trimble SX10 Scanning Station. Other projects Ben has been involved with include the Klawock Airport Aeronautical Survey and Airport Layout Plan, Airport Way West Improvements and the Palmer Station Pier Replacement in Antarctica.

Ben holds a B.S. in Geomatics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He grew up in Kodiak and has lived in Alaska most of his life. Ben loves Alaska and the outdoors. He spends his leisure time hunting, snowboarding and biking. 

Founded in Alaska in 1969, R&M offers civil, structural, geotechnical and waterfront engineering; surveying and mapping; GIS services; geology; hydrology; environmental services; transportation and land use planning; public involvement; right of way and lands consulting services; construction administration; materials testing; and special inspection. R&M has offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Ketchikan.

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