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Bob Dahn



Manchester, CT


 Robert Dahn, is a Principal Surveyor and managing partner at Meehan & Goodin, in Manchester, Connecticut. Bob is a Past President of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS). He has served as the CALS Legislative Committee Chair for over twenty years. Bob has presented seminars on a variety of topics including, state and national legislative issues, professional standards and ethics and business issues affecting surveying


1) The Professional and Ethics

 The Professional and Ethics, explores the ethical roles and responsibilities of the surveying professional in modern practice. Including a brief review of the history and the evolution of ethics, the relationship between surveying and its allied professions, as well as the duties and obligations professionals owe to their clients and the public at large. 

2) Where is the “Innocent Survey Mistake” A Case Study

 Where is the “Innocent Survey Mistake” is a case study of the Rose Nulman Park Foundation v. the Four Twenty Corporation (Nulman) court case. Nulman is a Rhode Island case that gained considerable national attention. Nulman involved a $1.8 million  home and improvements that were built on the wrong property. The error was described in court documents as an “innocent survey mistake” and that statement was repeated in numerous news accounts. An examination of the record shows it was anything but a survey mistake. 

3) Standards for Surveys and Maps in the State of Connecticut

 Standards for Surveys and Maps in the State of Connecticut, is a review of the current standards for surveys in the state of Connecticut. It has been presented to survey professionals and to zoning enforcement officials. 

4) Crises Management Planning for Small Survey Firms

 Crises Management Planning for Small Firms, explores the potential crises that can affect a small survey firm and the ways a small firm can be prepared address an emergent situations when they occur. 

5) ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards 

 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Standards, is a review of the current ALTA/NSPS Standards. Presented with Wayne Harrison, this is an interactive review of the 2016 “Standards” engaging the participants in an exchange of questions, opinions and practical applications commonly confronted by professional surveyors providing ALTA/NSPS surveys.

6) Legislative Action at the State Level

 A roundtable discussion intended to assist State Survey Societies identify legislative needs and establish legislative plans without the available resources. 
7) What Can the Survey Professional Do to Help Shape the Future of the Surveying Profession.

 A roundtable discussion intended to engage survey professionals in a discussion about the future of our profession and how we can help shape that future.


NSPS strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the United States.

Governance: The National Society of Professional Surveyors Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors. The NSPS Board of Directors meets twice per year.   NSPS has working agreements with state surveying organizations which are represented on the NSPS Board of Directors, and with the NSPS Foundation, Inc. 

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