Luis A. Gaztambide, PSM is Branch Manager of Biscayne Engineering’s Palm Beach County Office. He graduated from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Land Surveying and Mapping and in 2006 obtained a Master’s in Science (MS) in Geomatics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
While living in Puerto Rico, Luis worked full time as a highway construction surveyor during the day while he was attending the university. In 1999, he moved to Texas where he decided to venture into a different aspect of survey – the private sector. He started as a crew chief performing a wide variety of surveys from boundary, ALTA/ACSM (now ALTA/ NSPS), Topographic, Mean High Water and many others, and for the first time was exposed to TxDOT design and R/W surveying projects. In 2004 Luis moved to West Lafayette, Indiana to pursue advanced studies in Geomatics (Surveying). Here he had the opportunity to work with one of the oldest local surveying companies, where he learned the Public Lands Surveying System.
Luis specializes in transportation surveying and mapping and also has vast experience managing large volume of projects from municipalities and state government agencies. His vast experience also includes hydrographic surveying and subsurface utility engineering projects.
He received his professional registration from Puerto Rico’s Department of State in 2006 and his registration as Professional Surveyor and Mapper (PSM) from the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers in 2010.
His extensive work includes many FDOT, District 4 assignments, including Right-of-Way determination of a 7-mile segment of Palmetto Park Road (CR 798) from State Road (SR) 7 to Boca Raton Boulevard and several control, design and Right-of-Way surveys along SR 9 (Interstate 95), SR 5, SR 820, SR 824, SR 858, SR A1A, and many others. Luis has also collaborated in large sectional surveys and hydrographic surveys for South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and has vast knowledge of static High Definition Laser Scanning and LiDAR technologies and how to use these tools in conjunction with Mobile and Aerial platforms to serve our clients.
Luis is a member of Florida Surveying and Mapping Society (FSMS), Palm Beach Chapter and also member of the Board of Directors of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR), Exterior Chapter, headquartered here in Florida.