R. David Branton, PLS & PE

POSITION WITH FIRM: President

EDUCATION:                    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
   
                                                 The Citadel, 1983

REGISTRATION:               Professional Land Surveyor
   
                                                South Carolina #11053
   
                                                North Carolina #L3636
   
                                                Georgia             #02675

                                                Professional Engineer, Civil
   
                                                  South Carolina #11053
   
                                                  North Carolina #18852
   
                                                  Georgia             #20506

EXPERIENCE:                    20 Years

PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mr. Branton is President and Founder of Cornerstone Surveying & Engineering, Inc. and serves as quality control supervisor and operations officer for all surveying and engineering related activities. Mr. Brantonís responsibility is to promote the client/consultant team interface in order to produce the highest quality product at reasonable costs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Branton has 20 years of specialized surveying and engineering experience in large-scale mapping and control surveys. He has experience in performing third order conventional horizontal and vertical control surveys by conventional means of surveying. Mr. Branton has also performed First, Second and Third order control surveys by means of Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment. Mr. Branton has been involved in many mapping projects where he successfully coordinated the efforts of the various disciplines needed to produce a final product, including large scale photo identification control surveys. In addition to his mapping experience he has successfully performed boundary, topographic, ALTA/ACSM, and subdivision surveys. Mr. Branton has served as Project Manager and Construction Engineer for many different types of State and Federally funded projects, including both grants and loans from the State Revolving Fund, Community Block Grants, Farmers Home Administration, and commercial institutions. Mr. Branton has served as the Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and two terms as President-Elect, President, Immediate Past-President of the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors ( www.scspls.com ).  He was recognized by the Surveying Society as the 1997 SC Surveyor of the Year.  Mr. Branton has served on the Board of Directors for Fellowship of Companies for Christ ( www.fcci.org ) Piedmont Region.   He he is a founding board member and currently serves as the Secretary of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of SC ( www.aiccsc.org ).  Mr Branton is the Chairman of the Board of Awana Clubs International ( www.awana.org)  headquartered in Chicago Illinois. He is an active member of American Congress of Surveying & Mapping (ACSM), National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 

EXPERIENCE:

1990 - Present President, Cornerstone Surveying & Engineering, Inc.
1985 - 1990 Project Manager, Sirrine Environmental Consultants, Inc.
1983 - 1985 Surveying Crew Chief, E.M. Seabrook, Jr., Inc.

 

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Keith A. Wilson, PLS

POSITION WITH FIRM: Vice President, Project Manager

EDUCATION:                    Bachelor of Science, Forest Management
   
                                                 Clemson University, 1981

REGISTRATION:               Professional Land Surveyor
   
                                                South Carolina #12252
                                                    North Carolina #L3308
                                                    Georgia  #2347
                                                    Florida  #4689

EXPERIENCE:                     22 Years

PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mr. Wilson is a Surveying & GPS Manager for Cornerstone Surveying & Engineering, Inc. and is responsible for surveys. His duty is to properly plan and implement field and office operations in this arena. He serves as project manager of conventional surveying projects mapping and survey grade GPS and conventional control projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Wilson has 22 years of experience in all facets of Land Surveying, inclusive of field work, research, computations, drafting, project management, and administration and procurement of projects. He has experience in construction staking, boundary surveys, topographic mapping, control levels, real time kinematic and static GPS surveying and computations, and existing conditions surveys, in addition to horizontal and vertical control for aerial mapping projects. Mr. Wilson has been the project manager on several successful large-scale mapping and subdivision projects, and he has surveyed and mapped 55-plus communication tower sites, involving most of the aforementioned surveying disciplines. Mr. Wilson also has served as Project Manager for several SCDOT related road widening projects (Trolley Road, S-18-199, and Ladson Road, S-18-230), an interstate cross-section survey (18 mile section of I-26 under litigation in 1999), and the current Cooper River bridge replacement project.

Mr. Wilson is involved in a partnership with local attorneys as an instructor and author in surveying and boundary law. He has earned several awards in both the annual South Carolina and the National Surveying Plat Competitions, and was honored to serve as a state judge for the 1998 South Carolina Surveying Plat contest.

Awards:

1996  First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated Boundary Plat
          First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated Subdivision Plat

1997  First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated Topographic Map

1999  First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated Subdivision Plat

2000  Third Place National ACSM-NSPS Plat Competition - Subdivision Plat
          First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated ALTA/NSPS Survey Plat

2001  First Place National ACSM-NSPS Plat Competition - ALTA/NSPS Survey Plat

2003  First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated Miscellaneous Plat
          First Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated ALTA/NSPS Survey Plat
         Second Place SCSPLS for Computer Generated Boundary Survey Plat

EXPERIENCE:

1994 - Present Vice President, Cornerstone Surveying & Engineering, Inc.
1989 - 1994 Project Manager, Southeastern Surveying, Inc.
1984 - 1989 Survey Manager, Ayres Associates, Inc.

 

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 Aaron T. Taylor, PLS

POSITION WITH FIRM: Survey  Project Manager

EDUCATION:                    Associates, Civil Engineering
                                                        Trident College, 1989

REGISTRATION:               Professional Land Surveyor
                                                       South Carolina # 19887

EXPERIENCE:                   16 Years

PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mr. Taylor is responsible for Field work, design calculations and CAD drafting.  Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, he will prepare the plats, maps, permit applications, and other documents.  Upon successful project completion, Mr. Taylor will certify the end product with his professional license.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Taylor has 16 years of surveying and engineering experience in various types of development and utility projects.  He has experience with AutoCAD, Eagle Point, Land Development Desktop, Microstation J, Arc View, WaterCAD and Kentucky Pipe modeling programs.  He has been involved in many surveying projects where he successfully teamed with the various disciplines needed to produce a final product.  Mr. Taylor has served as the Project Technician and Construction Inspector for various projects funded by Farmers Home Administration and other agencies.  His construction oversight includes water, sewer, storm drainage, building construction, and renovation.  He has been involved in the permit application process for OCRM, SCDHEC, COE, SCDOT, Railroads, USDA, US Forest Service and various local agencies.  In addition to his engineering experience, he has successfully performed boundary, topographic, ALTA/ACSM, and subdivision surveys.  He has earned  awards at the State and National Plat Competitions.

 Mr. Taylorís broad engineering, architectural and surveying experience makes him an ideal interface between the field surveyor and designer.
 

Awards:

2000  First Place SCSPLS for Miscellaneous Computer Generated Plat

2002  First Place SCSPLS for Miscellaneous Computer Generated Plat

2003  Second Place National for Miscellaneous Computer Generated Plat
          First Place SCSPLS for Miscellaneous Computer Generated Plat
 

EXPERIENCE:

1997 - Present                                     Project Manager, Cornerstone Surveying & Engineering, Inc.

            1989 - 1997                                         Technician, Seamon & Whiteside, Inc.

1987 - 1989                                          Technician, Terra Firma, Inc.