Engineers in Action has received the donation of much needed surveying equipment and software for use by our Engineers in Action (EIA)/ Engineers Without Borders (EWB) engineering team in Bolivia. The equipment will be used on several projects in Bolivia, including water supply and distribution, erosion control, irrigation, bridges, and other infrastructure. Guy Engineering Services in Tulsa, OK coordinated the donated. Their staff and owners have enthusiastically supported EIA/EWB with numerous trips and fundraising efforts supporting the citizens throughout Bolivia.
Chris Cauthon,RLS, Guy Engineering land surveyor, has purchased a new Topcon total station and accessories. He is donating the equipment to honor the memory of his wife, Carol R. Jarrett.
“Carol traveled to Cotani in 2009 to assist with construction of eco-latrines. She fully enjoyed the trip, the people, and the beauty of Bolivia”, commented Cauthon.
Through the generosity of Ozark Laser and Shoring, Guy Engineering was able to secure the equipment for a special price. Carlson Software has made a donation of Carlson Civil and Surveying software and Carlson SurvCE software. Together, Carlson Software and Juniper Systems donated a new data collector, the Carlson Surveyor Data Collector w/SurvCE Basic. Julie Guy, President of Guy Engineering, is providing half of the cost of airfare to La Paz, Bolivia, for Hank Tremmel, Tulsa Land Surveying surveyor, to donate his time and expertise training the engineering team in the fundamentals of data collection and use of the new total station and software. Engineers in Action will pay for the second half of his airfare. This collective effort is a great example of individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations working together to accomplish a much-needed goal.