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This emerging Contaminants Spotlight covers the topic of vapor intrusion.  Although not an “emerging contaminant” per se, vapor intrusion,  or VI, is a continuously evolving field as evidenced by changing standards for contaminants of concern, advances in sampling and analytical technologies,...

Mar 12, 2019

GBA is excited to announce the  launching of the 4th Emerging Leaders Class in 2019. The Class will include 20 to 30 representatives of GBA member-firms that have high potential as consultants and business leaders.  Our goal is to provide those future leaders with tools to accelerate their growth ...

Mar 11, 2019

The GBA-Member Firm was retained by Client 1 to conduct a Phase I ESA on a 1000-acre tract of undeveloped land prior to the property sale.  To save money, the client did not want the title information to be purchased from a third-party and instead told the Member Firm that they would provide title ...

Feb 26, 2019

  In February 2019, the United States Society on Dams (USSD) announced their endorsement of GBA’s recently published Proposed Best practices for the Engineer of Record (EOR) for Tailings Dams. Their endorsement stated, “USSD views this Proposed Best Practices for the Engineer of Record fo...

Feb 26, 2019

GBA Releases Five More Case Histories:  51-55 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 mentoring.That is why GBA case histo...

Jan 30, 2019

Winter Leadership Summit – SUCCESS! GBA held its annual Winter Leadership Summit on January 25-27, 2019 and it was a big success.  Fifty-five leaders from 35 Member Firms convened in Denver to collaborate on projects to benefit our members and identify ways Committees can improve and better serve...

Jan 29, 2019

The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has published new editions of two important legal references, both prepared for design professionals without use of “legalese”; both available free of charge. Limitation-of-Liability Case Index and Economic-Loss-Doctrine Case Index were prepared for...

Jan 25, 2019

Emerging Contaminant Spotlight – 1,4 Dioxane  The emerging contaminant 1,4 dioxane commonly referred to as “1,4 d” is an industrial compound that was first synthesized in the 1950’s. It is estimated  that 90% of 1,4 dioxane use was as a stabilizer in chlorinated solvents until this usage ...

Jan 15, 2019

While 2018 was wildly successful for our members from many perspectives, it is natural as we flip the calendar to January to have high hopes for a new year. As I started to think about GBA and our members in the next twelve months, I started jotting down some thoughts about things I hope will take p...

Jan 15, 2019

                                                     GBA Ambassador Initiative Improving Engagement through Principal Contacts GBA Staff has identified an opportunity to more closely connect with the primary contact person from each Member-Firm to grow our database, promot...

Dec 14, 2018

Those that attended GBA’s 2018 Fall Conference in Nashville agreed that the presentations were educational and inspiring.  Now you can watch, listen to, and learn from these speakers, too, on your own schedule, and without leaving your office. As added value to all members, GBA records all presen...

Nov 20, 2018

President Vogt’s Six-Month Update Presentation Presented during GBA’s 2018 Fall Conference November 3, 2018 ~ Nashville, TN The last time I had the chance to address  our members was shortly after the gavel had been passed and I was new in my role as President.  I am happy to be here today to...

Nov 6, 2018

            Call for Abstracts – 2019 Spring Conference – Maui, Hawaii We are looking for dynamic, engaging speakers with something valuable to teach industry leaders involved in the Geoprofessional Business Association. We would love to receive an abstract ...

Oct 31, 2018

  Nashville Mayor Proclaims Geoprofessional Week As we prepare to gather for our 2018 Fall Conference in Nashville this week, Mayor David Briley, graciously provided an official proclamation of Geoprofessionals’ Week by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. His procl...

Oct 29, 2018

An experienced project manager assigned an experienced field representative to be on site full time to observe construction of the building pad and MSE wall.  Confident in the field representative’s abilities, the project manager confined his involvement to occasional site visits and preparation ...

Oct 10, 2018

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