Many states allow Engineers to perform engineering type surveys to support their projects.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter:…
…(d) "Practice of engineering" means any service or creative work that the adequate performance of requires engineering education, training, and experience in the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences to services or creative work that includes the following:
…(6) Engineering surveys and studies or the supervision of engineering surveys and studies, including all surveying activities required to support the sound conception, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of engineered projects, but not including the surveying of real property for the establishment of land boundaries, subdivisions, rights-of-way, easements, and the dependent or independent surveys or resurveys of the public land survey system.
(7) Evaluation of construction for the purpose of assuring compliance with specifications, plans, and designs, in connection with any public or private utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment, processes, work systems, or projects….”
Chapter 1. Definitions…
…Sec. 7. (a) "Practice of land surveying" means any of the following:
(1) The measurement of directions and distances needed to establish or reestablish the corners and boundaries required to locate lots, parcels, tracts, or divisions of land.
(2) The determination of elevations and preparation of topographic drawings for tracts of land.
(3) The preparation of subdivision plats.
(4) The preparation of legal descriptions of tracts of land to be used in the preparation of deeds of conveyance or other instruments, except when prepared by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Indiana.
(5) The determination of the amount of acreage contained in a tract of land, except when determined by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in Indiana.
(b) The term includes the following:
(1) For and within subdivisions being laid out or having been laid out by the land surveyor, the preparation and furnishing of plats, plans, and profiles for roads, storm drainage, sanitary sewer extensions, and the location of residences or dwellings where the work involves the use and application of standards prescribed by local, state, or federal authorities.
(2) The necessary staking and layout work to construct roads, storm drainage, sanitary sewer extensions or location of residences or dwellings, if the plans and profiles were prepared by or under the direction of a land surveyor.
(3) Preliminary surveys for preparation of plans for engineering and building construction projects and the staking out of the projects from plans prepared by a registered professional engineer or by a registered architect.
(4) All work incidental to cleaning out, reconstruction, or maintaining existing open and tile drains.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.218-1993, SEC.1.