Transition of membership of the IIS to SCSI begins
At a meeting of the Board of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland on 29th July, an agreement was formally finalised and signed that will see the transition of membership of the Irish Institution of Surveyors (IIS) to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).
The IIS member organisation, consisting of land surveying professionals, will enter the SCSI under the Geomatics Surveying Professional Group. The Professional Group will potentially increase by over 260 members and the SCSI President Andrew Nugent said that this significant increase in numbers will in no doubt play a pivotal role in promoting the Geomatics Surveying discipline to both policy makers and to school leavers considering the profession as a career.The purpose of the Geomatics Surveyors Professional Group is to:
- define and seek to maintain high standards of practice and competence in the practice of Geomatics surveying
- recommend routes to attaining professional competence;
- publish the requirements for competency in Geomatics surveying, including any necessary qualification or experience, once approved by the Standing Committee on Education;
- provide and promote training and development opportunities, and publishing information relevant to Geomatics surveying;
- take action with regards to and be responsible for matters which affect solely the Geomatics Surveying Professional Group.
Following several speeches from both the SCSI Board and IIS members, including IIS President Ray Murphy, this networking opportunity allowed both parties to get to know each other and discuss potential plans and ideas for the future.
The SCSI is currently writing to all members of the former IIS organisation outlining their requirements for transitioning to the SCSI.