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  On July 15, 2021, Victor “Vic” Donald, P.E., M. ASCE (Terracon)  was notified of his selection as the 2021 winner of the Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award for “his superior ethics, innovative spirit, and love of learning and leadership that has shaped and forever change...

Jul 27, 2021

We are coming out of the most disruptive business cycle in recent history due to the COVID-19 pandemic but most of our members report record financial performance. How does your firm stack up? For more than 15 years, GBA has been collecting key financial metrics from member-firms so our members can ...

Jul 12, 2021

You are cordially invited to join GBA’s President Tom Blackburn for a casual afternoon of information and social networking with friends and colleagues from across GBA. Tom will introduce you to friends as we wind down the week and toast the weekend  with a seasonal beverage. Please join us for a...

Jun 29, 2021

GBA’s FY2020-2021 Annual Report was prepared for the Board of Directors and all Member-Firms to report progress and highlight key accomplishments of the Association during the fiscal year 2020-2021. It is intended to keep all members current with significant accomplishments of the Board, Committee...

Jun 14, 2021

GBA is committed to promoting the value of geoprofessionals and we want to see it through your eyes. For our 2021 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? Is it performing test...

Jun 1, 2021

GBA Legal Affairs Committee Developed by GBA’s Legal Affairs Committee, the GBA Guide to Third-Party Reliance provides comprehensive discussion of both authorized and unauthorized reliance and includes exhibits that contain sample materials firms can finalize with the assistance of qualified legal...

May 27, 2021

  Geoprofessional consulting firms continue to join GBA to access the many benefits of membership. Please join us in welcoming the following firms who have recently joined GBA. BLE BLE is a geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials engineering firm, but we’re much more. We’re...

May 21, 2021

Those that attended GBA’s 2021 Spring Conference 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. These videos are available for all GBA members on-demand at your convenience. Present...

May 18, 2021

Teresa L Peterson, P.E., C.M.E., LEED AP O&M, ENV SP (Gannett Fleming, Inc.) I struggle with these types of assignments. I understand the importance of the “get-to-know-you” piece, but if you’ve ever written one, you understand my pain. I am as ordinary as they come. I have decisions guide...

May 17, 2021

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 those that have contributed to GBA in a significant wa...

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 sanitary sewers are designed and constructed in a...

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 ceremonies at GBA’s annual meeting held virtually o...

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 terms and conditions in geoprofessional contracts. ...

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 • supervise The six are not necessarily dangerous in an...

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 management systems. Once they got access to the systems,...

Apr 5, 2021

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