Updated! GBA Case Histories 6-10 Now Available


The word is out: GBA’s redevelopment of its case histories is a smashing success!

Possibly the most important of all GBA loss-prevention/risk-confrontation resources is its unique series of case histories; over 100 examples of how projects begun with optimism can unexpectedly end in dispute. Each provides details of the project, its background, the role of the GBA-Member Firm, the problems encountered, and lessons learned. They’re sometimes painful lessons, but better to learn from others’ lessons than your own.

GBA has overhauled the first ten case histories.  Each has been refreshed and updated to reflect contemporary methods and dollars. The format of the case histories has been changed to make it easier to read and to emphasis the lessons learned.

Consider using GBA Case Histories to support lunch-and-learn sessions, one-on-one mentoring meetings, or self-study.  Download them now and share them with your associates.

Case History #6 – Perform geologic studies, emphasizing landslide concerns. Conduct subsurface exploration and follow up with full-time grading observation.

Case History #7 – Perform borings (at 400- to 600-foot intervals) and backhoe excavations, then develop a preliminary geotechnical-engineering report.

Case History #8 – Conduct a geotechnical-engineering study and provide a report including confirmation-dependent recommendations with respect to the building only. The client did not want to invest in pavement-design recommendations.

Case History #9 – Perform a geotechnical-engineering study for the structure; provide confirmation-dependent recommendations for foundation design, fill placement, fill compaction; and observe construction operations, including fill placement and compaction.

Case History #10 – Advise the county about geotechnical-engineering issues.