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GBA is committed to promoting the value of geoprofessionals and we want to see it through your eyes. For our 2020 Photo Contest, we’d like to know: “how do you depict the day in the life of a Geoprofessional?” Is it field activities? Is it meeting with colleagues and clients? I...

Jun 30, 2020

Dreams of Outer Space Grounded in Earth Sciences My passion for science and engineering started in high school. I was a sci-fi fan and I was inspired by 2001 A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cosmos and all books on space exploration. I dreamed of a career as an astronaut, working...

Jun 29, 2020

Working outdoors when it’s hot can create an array of safety challenges that firms and individuals need to be aware of and plan for. Some of the key issues include sun and UV-ray exposure, heat, Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases, West Nile Virus, and poison ivy and related plants. Each of...

Jun 16, 2020

GBA’s Contract Reference Guide, Fourth Edition, now is available to our members in e-book version. This searchable, flip-book allows you to read, bookmark, make notations, and take the Guide with you on any device for quick reference at your fingertips. This new edition not only provides significa...

Jun 16, 2020

In support of our 50-year commitment to be the preferred source of business-related resources for geoprofessional firms, the Geoprofessional Business Association is focused on helping our members understand the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion to their employees, their clients, and i...

Jun 16, 2020

A GBA-Member Firm provided suggested changes to a sewer pipe design in order to keep construction moving forward on a five-story senior-living facility. Four years later, swelling clays caused the sewer line to back-up and the lower-level slab began showing heaving related distress. That good deed w...

Jun 1, 2020

GBA Publications Committee                                                           Learn from others. Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past! GBA Case Histories are being used by our members for loss prevention discussions in support of professional development and ...

Jun 1, 2020

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2020 Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award In 2005, GBA and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) instituted the Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award to promote and recognize civil engineering leadership in professional practice a...

May 27, 2020

Are you a dynamic and engaging individual who can present to a large group of people? Do you have valuable content to share with geoprofessional industry leaders? The Geoprofessional Business Association is accepting submissions for session abstracts for our upcoming Fall Conference scheduled for Oc...

May 18, 2020

GBA Council of Fellows Charles “Charlie” L. Head, P.E., P.G. (Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.) and Woodward “Woody” L. Vogt, P.E., D.GE, F. ASCE, F.ACI, F. ASTM (Paradigm Consultants) have been appointed to the prestigious Council of Fellows of the Geoprofessional Business Association ...

May 5, 2020

Those that attended GBA’s 2020 Spring Education  webinar series agreed that the presentations were educational, entertaining, and inspiring. Now you can watch, listen to, and learn from these speakers too, on your own schedule. Presentations included: The Return of the Economist: The Impact of an...

May 4, 2020

GBA announces the launch of its first podcast series titled COVID Concerns. This series captures conversations with industry leaders on important topics that will help you lead your geoprofessional consulting firm, large or small, in response to the global pandemic. GBA’s 4th Emerging Leaders Clas...

May 4, 2020

Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) is used frequently  in business today but is often not well defined. The Geoprofessional Business Association’s (GBA’s) D+I Task Force joined forces with the Emerging Leaders Committee to survey its membership and the broader geoprofessional community to learn what D...

Apr 21, 2020

GBA Peer Review Committee Perspective: The interrelation in which a subject  or its parts are mentally viewed; the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. Black Swan Event: A metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, is beyond what is normally expect...

Apr 21, 2020

A Road Less Traveled It will not take long to see that my path to the Geoprofessional Business Association  is quite different from my fellow GBA Board Members. The first indication is that I don’t share the P.E, P. Eng, or P.G. designations that the majority of my GBA friends and business collea...

Apr 20, 2020

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