If men are to remain civilized or to become so, the art of associating together must grow and improve in the same ratio in which the equality of conditions is increased.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835
The SUE Association will provide programs and benefits to its members, and the public served by the members through the following activities:
Professional Practice: The SUE Association will provide networking events, forums, and opportunities for discussions and information sharing to promote the highest level of business, ethical, professional and technical practice (procedures, technology, law, legislation, and trends) in furtherance of best practices; and promotion of ASCE Standard 38-02.
Continuing Education: Through conferences, workshops, seminars webinars, and other media and venues, the SUE Association will provide continuing education for its members to maintain and advance their professional, technical and business skills, keep current with state-of-the-art practice, and better serve their clients and the public.
Advocacy: The SUE Association will implement education and information programs to enhance the understanding and use of SUE services by clients, stakeholders and targeted audiences, as well as legislators, regulators and the general public through public relations, communications, and advocacy.
Certification: Inasmuch as there is not uniform state licensing law governing SUE practice, the SUE Association will the SUE Association will explore a SUE certification program. This certification will authenticate that individuals have demonstrated a level of competence and experience that provides the public and clients a level of confidence that the SUE practitioner in responsible charge of their projects is an individual who has personally met established professional criteria.
Risk Management: The risk and liability of firms providing SUE services differs from other surveying and engineering activities. The SUE Association will implement a special program to provide firms with the necessary coverage at premiums that are proportional to a firm’s exposure.