At a meeting of the Board of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland yesterday, an Agreement was formally finalised and signed that will see the transition of membership of the Irish Institution of Surveyors (IIS) to the 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.
Following several speeches from both the SCSI Board and the former IIS members, wines and canapés were served to those in attendance. The 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. This process will begin immediately.