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.

Getting Paid: New GBA Publication Tells A/E/E Practitioners How To Do It

In an ideal world, design and environmental professionals’ bills would all be paid within 30 days. Recognizing that we do not live in an ideal world, the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has developed a brief but comprehensive g...

May 18, 2015
Dr. English

Many geoprofessional reports include recommendations whose efficacy is dependent upon findings in the field. If the subsurface conditions observed during excavation are the same as those inferred to exist based on the results of sampling and...

Oct 20, 2014
ASFE Changes Its Name to Geoprofessional Business Association

Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) is the new name of the organization formerly known as ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association. According to GBA President Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE (Terracon), “The time had come. Continu...

Jul 8, 2014
42 Organizations Now Endorse Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in the Resolution of Construction Industry Disputes

Forty-two organizations now endorse Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in the Resolution of Construction Industry Disputes, an annotated list of 13 “shoulds and should-nots” originally developed by the Int...

Jun 23, 2014
Dr. English

Geoprofessionals write more than just about any other professionals, are constantly under the gun to produce now, and are personally liable for every word they write in their professional capacities. And because the best legal evidence alway...

Jun 8, 2014
Dr. English

“You, too, can have the vocabulary of a Harvard English major.” You’ve probably seen that advertisement in airline magazines, suggesting that you, too, can develop knowledge of words that other people don’t know, making them feel stu...

Nov 26, 2013
Dr. English

It’s pretty common for people to mishear a word or phrase and then go on to use it improperly, and it’s also pretty common for those who recognize the corruption to say nothing about it, so as not to offend the user. Just a few you may b...

Oct 28, 2013
Dr. English

Remember the old days when you had to submit a paper that contained at least 1,500 words, so you did everything you possibly could to add words when your count came up short? All the words you added were worthless, of course, except to the e...

Sep 19, 2013
Dr. English

“You, too, can have the vocabulary of a Harvard English major.” You’ve probably seen that advertisement in airline magazines, suggesting that you, too, can develop knowledge of words that other people don’t know, maki...

Jul 1, 2013
GBA Business Management Tips

Why can’t we all get along? Because we’re animals, meaning that conflict is inevitable as long as food, mates, and territory are limited. (In the case of humans, add money to that list.) These conditions are aggravated at work be...

May 23, 2013