Marco Cecala

Marco Cecala
Marco Cecala literally started out in the trenches, as a laborer on residential infrastructure projects for a developer. Increased knowledge and promotions brought him into the office, where the personal computer was just beginning to be used as a tool for estimating and job tracking. As software became more advanced, he was often the first in the office to make new products work, and even developed enhancements for software vendors to incorporate into new releases.
As GPS started to be used in surveying, Marco was building data for robotic total stations for heavy highway and airport grading. He was on the leading edge of the use of GPS for construction staking and machine control.
Marco is versed in the use of all major CAD platforms, and conducted training classes in data preparation in the past. Over the years, the mission of Take-off Professionals has focused on the production and use of digital data for layout, machine control, bidding, as builts, and site network integration.
His years of experience and insight will allow readers to get real answers to everyday situations they face in their businesses.


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Friday, 27 March 2015 GPS and Civil Construction, Site Conditions; Need to Know Series Marco Cecala, TOPS 2617
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 Software Upgrades, a Practical Approach Marco Cecala 1683
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 Review of Trimble Dimensions 2014 Marco Cecala 2150
Monday, 07 July 2014 Review of HxGN LIVE 2014 Marco Cecala, TOPS 3622
Saturday, 07 June 2014 Review: Stockpile Reports Marco Cecala, TOPS 4670
Monday, 05 May 2014 Embrace the Change.... Maybe Marco Cecala 1795
Saturday, 29 March 2014 Review of ConExpo 2014 Marco Cecala 3970
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 The Technology Driven Job—Our World has gone beyond a GPS base and rover Marco Cecala 3491
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 Creating Data for Site Renovation Marco Cecala 2691
Sunday, 01 December 2013 Why you need a Total Station Marco Cecala 3258
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 Can everybody be Right? Marco Cecala 2754
Monday, 09 September 2013 Dealing with Design Issues: A Data Engineers Perspective Marco Cecala 2847
Thursday, 15 August 2013 Topo Tactics—How to Collect Data in the Field to Make Quality Surfaces Marco Cecala 3168
Monday, 24 June 2013 Surface TOPO Files, Know When to Quit Marco Cecala 3175
Saturday, 18 May 2013 Issues with US Survey and International Feet. Marco Cecala 2836
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 What GPS Field Crews Can Learn From Surveyors Marco Cecala 4020
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Surface TOPO Files Demystified Marco Cecala 3806
Tuesday, 29 January 2013 Hybrid Data: the Future of Road Modeling Marco Cecala 3525
Saturday, 12 January 2013 Grading tie slopes, what you need to know Marco Cecala 3246
Saturday, 08 December 2012 Verify the Location of your Data on a Job Site Marco Cecala 2541
Thursday, 01 November 2012 CAD Control; Insure Data Transfer Does Not Become Corrupted Marco Cecala 3024
Sunday, 07 October 2012 Its All About the Data: Data Transfer between Different Types of Software Marco Cecala 3474
Saturday, 22 September 2012 Data for Road Detours Marco Cecala 2897
Sunday, 02 September 2012 Working through software changes and improvements. Marco Cecala 2830
Sunday, 29 July 2012 US Survey Feet and International Feet; everything you need to know Marco Cecala 12974
Friday, 29 June 2012 3D Utility Modeling; is it Beneficial? Marco Cecala 4078
Friday, 01 June 2012 Software Review: Topcon SiteMaster Marco Cecala 5161
Saturday, 05 May 2012 Sharing Jobsite Technology Resources Marco Cecala 2396
Thursday, 12 April 2012 Partners on the High Tech Job Site Marco Cecala 2482
Saturday, 24 March 2012 The Perils of Used GPS Equipment Marco Cecala 4349
Saturday, 18 February 2012 Data Sharing; Different Approaches for 3D Machine Control Marco Cecala 2365
Sunday, 01 January 2012 Planning for the Future - Data Prep: 3D Machine Control Marco Cecala 2836
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 GPS is Underutilized, Part 8; the time factor Marco Cecala 2993
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 GPS is Underutilized - Part 7: Sharing Data Marco Cecala 2777
Sunday, 02 October 2011 Intelligent Construction Systems & Technologies Workshop Marco Cecala 3242
Saturday, 03 September 2011 GPS Is Underutilized-Part 6 Marco Cecala 2897
Sunday, 14 August 2011 GPS is underutilized, Part 5; All about points Marco Cecala 2914
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 Data Management: Going Beyond File Organization Marco Cecala 2956
Friday, 03 June 2011 GPS is underutilized - Part 4 - Producing AsBuilt Files Marco Cecala 3201
Saturday, 07 May 2011 GPS Use for Roadway Subgrade Marco Cecala, Takeoff Professionals 6890
Sunday, 03 April 2011 Review: ConExpo 2011 Marco Cecala 3193
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 The Profitable Implementation of CIM, Civil Integrated Management Marco Cecala 5852
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 Some new things to see at ConExpo 2011 Marco Cecala 3256
Monday, 07 March 2011 Do you need both Takeoff and Data Prep Training? Marco Cecala 3338
Sunday, 06 February 2011 GPS is Underused - Part 2 Marco Cecala 4734
Sunday, 02 January 2011 GPS is Underused - Part 1 Marco Cecala 3855
Saturday, 27 November 2010 Review of the 2010 Carlson Users Conference Marco Cecala 3468
Saturday, 30 October 2010 How to Trouble Shoot a Surface Marco Cecala, Takeoff Professionals 3256
Saturday, 02 October 2010 How Accurate does Data need to be? Marco Cecala 3280
Saturday, 04 September 2010 Civil Integrated Management, (CIM) A New Acronym Marco Cecala 5872
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