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Welcome New Members! Geoprofessional consulting firms continue to join GBA to access                                              the many benefits of membership. Please join us in welcoming the following firms who have joined GBA since the beginning of our fiscal year: • A...

Nov 11, 2019

What Are You Downloading? These are the most frequently downloaded reference documents this year! If you are not reading them, you are missing out. Important Information About This Geotechnical-Engineering Report GBA has updated one of its most frequently, all-time best-selling resource –...

Nov 8, 2019

GBA Business Practices Committee No one knows when the next recession will arrive, but most economists agree  that another recession is certain. Most also agree that we’re getting closer to the next recession.  What can geoprofessionals do now to prepare? Create or Update Your Strategic Plan St...

Oct 17, 2019

GBA’s 2019 Fall Conference videos and presentation slides are now available on our website for “on-demand” viewing.  Watch 2019 Fall Conference Videos:  HERE Now you can review the presentations on your time and share what you learned from these speakers with your colleagues.  They make gre...

Oct 17, 2019

  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 histories are so valuable, and why GBA is updating them all, while adding n...

Sep 25, 2019

GBA Board Member Spotlight – Chuck Gregory Mom grew up on a farm east of Austin, TX and became an elementary school teacher.  Dad, after returning from service in the Army in Germany, worked his entire career in the oil and gas business. In the small, south Texas town where I grew up, everyone pl...

Sep 24, 2019

GBA Publications Committee After terminating an employee for poor attendance and inadequate job performance, a member firm is faced with alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ATDA).  This Case History emphasized Project Managers must ...

Sep 12, 2019

GBA Legal Affairs Committee As a valued member of a design team, geoprofessionals should play a very important role in the pursuit of projects, particularly large projects with significant potential costs associated with soil-related design issues.  These pursuit relationships are often defined i...

Sep 12, 2019

I think most young boys imagined growing up to be a firefighter or a major league baseball player.  I took a different track, and thought the greatest job would be a big  rig truck driver.That’s right – driving an 18 wheeler across the country, seeing beautiful places , delivering loads of go...

Jul 16, 2019

Net Multipliers and Utilization Ratios are higher,                                                    DSO is lower.  Overall, financial performance for GBA members is improving! For more than 15 years, GBA has been collecting key financial metrics from member-firms so our...

Jul 11, 2019

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 histories are so valuable, and why GBA is updating them a...

May 21, 2019

Art Hoffmann FY 2019-2020 To serve as President of GBA is truly an honor, especially as we collectively celebrate GBA’s Golden Anniversary. As members of GBA we all enjoy the benefits of the hundreds of hard-working volunteer members who came before us and we look for opportunities to honor their...

May 20, 2019

GBA developed a Peer Group discussion platform where small groups of Member-Firm executive leaders meet to candidly address their most pressing issues and draw on the experience of others who’ve faced similar situations.  The first Peer Group held their second meeting at Geotechnology’s off...

May 3, 2019

Those that attended GBA’s 2019 Spring Conference in Wailea, Hawaii 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, and without leaving your office. As added value to all members, GB...

Apr 23, 2019

GBA Legal Affairs Committee In this era of questionable statistics, two things that cannot be challenged by fact checking or Snopes.com is the underrepresentation of women and the pay disparity between females and males in STEM fields. Much ink has been spilled about the former and, assuming GBA me...

Apr 23, 2019

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