GBA News

Read the latest GBA news here. GBA frequently offers new resources, issues new publications, and announces new events. Check back here often for the latest updates on these and more from GBA.

GBA is a volunteer organization. Almost all the resources we produce for our members, our contributions to the geoprofessional community, and our conferences are mostly driven by volunteer leaders. Each Spring, during our conference we recognize thos...

May 4, 2021

The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) recently provided testimony to the International Code Council (ICC) to support a proposed change to the 2024 edition of the International Plumbing Code (IPC). The proposed code revisions would change how...

May 3, 2021

Thomas W. “Tom” Blackburn, P.E., G.E., F. ASCE, F. ACEC (Blackburn Consulting) is the new President of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA), a not-for-profit association of geoprofessional firms. Mr. Blackburn took office during ceremon...

May 3, 2021

Manage Risk and Improve Loss Prevention GBA is partnering with the California Geotechnical Engineering Association to deliver a two-part interactive web-based workshop series focused on managing risk and improving loss prevention through thoughtful t...

Apr 29, 2021

GBA Resource Collaboration Committee This Best Practices document identifies words that should be considered “taboo” in professional practice. They are: • certify • defend • determine • inspect • monitor • represent • safety • sup...

Apr 21, 2021

Business Practices Committee A Member-Firm with multiple offices became the victim of foreign hacking enterprise. When an employee of the firm opened an email from an unsuspected contact, and clicked on a link, the hackers reached the Firm’s manage...

Apr 5, 2021

Resource Collaboration Committee “Slipshod synonyms” (a.k.a. careless, sloppy, botched, faulty, inaccurate synonyms) are words that are used incorrectly in written and oral communication, from the belief they mean something that other words mean....

Apr 5, 2021

GBA Emerging Leaders Class GBA has published over 100 case histories based on real-life events that have happened to geoprofessional firms. GBA Case Histories are unique because our members share real-life stories of problems that impacted their busi...

Mar 23, 2021

GBA Legal Affairs Committee The GBA Model Contract Set is available as an on-line download. The set comprises five model contracts and a comprehensive users’ guide. The five model agreements are presented in both PDF and WORD versions. This set con...

Mar 17, 2021

Geotechnical Business Committee Bridge the Gap presents the recommendations developed by a Special Task Force formed by GBA to address the gap between the responsibilities of the geotechnical engineer of record (GER) and the geotechnical-specialty co...

Mar 17, 2021