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Course 902 – Property Descriptions

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Course Description

This course covers topographic and property information on engineering plans, the interrelationship of plan, profile and cross-section views, the horizontal and vertical alignment of a centerline, aerial photogrammetry, place coordinates, utility line crossings of highways, contours, calculating earthwork and the interpretation of right of way plans.


  • Industry:  An advanced course that is required for the Oil & Gas Pipeline and Electric & Utilities pathway in the RWP program. It can also be applied towards the Generalist and Transportation pathway in the SR/WA program.
  • Specialist:  Required course for the R/W-NAC program.


  • Requirements of a valid description
  • Use of the rectangular grid system
  • When and how to use the point and centerline method
  • Sources of uncertainties
  • Subdivision descriptions
  • Metes and bounds descriptions

Course Tuition includes

  • Participant Manual
  • Engineering tools (engineering scale, protractor and straight edge)

Required Material

  • Financial calculator
  • Mechanical pencil


Janet K. Meshek, SR/WA 

In her 35+ years of experience in engineering, Ms. Meshek has provided design services for numerous roadway, storm sewer, culvert, bridge, and detention pond design projects. She has prepared master drainage planning studies, written and/or updated ordinances and criteria manuals, and supervised several municipal studies – including capital improvement project prioritization and updating municipal fee schedules. She has served as an expert witness in numerous drainage-related litigation cases, including damage and condemnation cases for the City of Tulsa and for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. In 2011, Ms. Meshek realized the need for integrated engineering and Right of Way services as complementary disciplines and, as a result, formed the Right of Way team within the firm. With her engineering background and experience, she proceeded to obtain her Senior Right of Way Agent certification from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA). Ms. Meshek serves as Principal in Charge for both the Planning and Right of Way Divisions at Meshek. In 2012, Ms. Meshek expanded the Right of Way section to a fully operational land acquisition and relocation service department.

Lori Vernon, SR/WA, R/W-RAC
6737 S. 85th East Ave
Tulsa, OK  74133
Phone:  (918) 494-7600
Fax:  (918) 494-7650
Email:  lvernon@ufsrw.com

Oklahoma Department of Transporation Training Facility
1025 SE 59th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73129
Phone:  (405) 632-8022
Participant Capacity:  35

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
613 NW 8th Street
Moore, OK 73160
Phone:  (405) 759-2600
Rate: $104.00 + tax per night
Contact hotel directly for reservations
Must mention reserving room for IRWA class


ODOT Training Facility
1025 SE 59th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73129 United States
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(405) 632-8022