Best Practices

Best Practices

The GBA Best Practices series of monographs, available to members only, provides guidance on geoprofessional business-practice issues.

Note: GBA used to offer a series of Practice Alerts. Many of those have been updated and turned into GBA Best Practices. However, some Practice Alerts remain, and they are listed below.

GBA BEST PRACTICES: VOICE-MAIL GREETINGS

Callers may use a geoprofessional's voice-mail gre...

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GBA BEST PRACTICES: WORKING SAFELY OUTDOORS IN WARM CLIMATES

Working outdoors when it's hot can create an array...

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PRACTICE ALERT 01: SOFTWARE PIRACY

Engineering firms have had to pay huge fines ($50,...

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PRACTICE ALERT 03: OUTSOURCING RISKS AND REWARDS

Providing client-outsourced services presents sign...

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PRACTICE ALERT 05: TABOO WORDS

This is the first of a series of ASFE Practice Ale...

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PRACTICE ALERT 06: DESIGN AND DELIVERY IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD

Automated systems are powerful tools that require ...

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PRACTICE ALERT 08: CHANGE ORDER MANAGEMENT

A number of design and environmental professionals...

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PRACTICE ALERT 09: INJURED WORKER CLAIM PROTECTION

The Illinois Supreme Court has rendered an importa...

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PRACTICE ALERT 11: RETAINING FIELD PERSONNEL

Retaining field personnel has become an increasing...

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PRACTICE ALERT 12: BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT: AN INTRODUCTION

Urban decay and sprawl are long-term national prob...

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PRACTICE ALERT 13: DEALING WITH ABSOLUTES

Absolutes are words that connote an extreme condit...

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PRACTICE ALERT 14: SLIPSHOD SYNONYMS

"Slipshod synonyms" are words that are used incorr...

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PRACTICE ALERT 19: VIRTUAL WORKPLACE, REAL RISKS

GBA-Member Firms are contending with profound chan...

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PRACTICE ALERT 20: PAY FOR PERFORMANCE (PFP) CONTRACTING

Pay-for-performance (PFP) contracting was original...

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PRACTICE ALERT 23: SITE SAFETY AND THE FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

Construction sites are among the most hazardous of...

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