Company Management

Company Management

Google AppSheet, Leveraging Remote Operations in the Wake of COVID-19 – Ryan Fuselier, PE, PLS

When I started my small surveying and mapping business, having worked many years for a top 500 engineering firm, I was looking for a way to manage the day-to-day operations with the level of mobile and desktop sophistication found with my previous employer’s data management system. I was not aware of a canned solution, in a simple and easy to use platform, currently available on the market. Nor did I have a staff of programmers at my disposal to build one from scratch and offer continuous maintenance. Given the mobile nature of our operation, and in the wake of COVID-19, the solution needed a combined mobile and desktop component with the following modules: field schedule, field notes, project/proposal generation, accounting and timekeeper as a starting point. The system needed to leverage our primary source of organization being Excel and Dropbox. After several weeks of research my findings pointed to Google AppSheet. Google AppSheet is a hidden jewel within the user development community stacked with widgets that provide the backbone for custom user development. Let me show you how a non-programmer crafted and automated a comprehensive mobile platform, unique to my business, that manages over 350 survey related projects a year, 14 employees and customer specific applications. AppSheet will streamline your data, organize your workflow and provide the cutting edge you need to increase your volume while utilizing the same amount of manpower. Register here

LES Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

 

 

Contracting Basics – Mary Anne Wolf, PE

This seminar will review the key provisions in a design professional’s contract, including: scope of services, standard of care, indemnity, limits of liability, immunity, independent contractor, responsibility for consultant’s services, deadlines, arbitration, and attorney fees; as well as language to avoid and case law applying the contract provisions. Register here

LES Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

 

 

7 Things You Should Understand About Quality Assurance – Danny Gierhart, PE

Like a multitude of other things, a good quality, long-lasting pavement costs money. It’s only natural that when you spend a lot of money on something, you want to make absolutely sure that you’re getting what you paid for.  Quality Assurance is important because of the large amount of money it takes to build pavements, so we want to make sure it’s money well-spent. Register here

LES Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

 

 

Building Community by Culture in Virtual/Remote Workplace Environments – Dr. Philip Zimmerman, PE, PCC

Pandemic related lockdowns forced most workplaces to create on the fly virtual/remote workplace environments. Based upon sustained engagement and productivity of talent, many companies are planning to adopt the virtual/remote workplace paradigm moving forward. The lingering question is, “How to develop organizational community in a virtual/remote workplace environment?” This presentation introduces the steps and provides guidance on Building Community by Culture. Register here

LES Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

 

 

Aligning, Developing, and Advancing Virtual/Remote Workplace Talent – Dr. Philip Zimmerman, PE, PCC

Virtual/remote workplace environments are becoming an accepted practice within many companies and will continue to evolve in the years ahead. This new workplace reality gives rise to a new issue, “How to align, develop, and advance virtual/remote workplace talent?” The presentation introduces the steps and provides guidance on implementing best practices for Aligning, Developing, and Advancing Virtual/Remote Workplace Talent. Register here

LES Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35