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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

GBA Business Practices & Legal Affairs Committees Communication is critical to the success of any business. As our communication methods change to include an increasing reliance on e-communication, it is important for us to understand potential problems and solutions to those problems. This GBA...

Apr 23, 2019

Aloha! GBA held its 2019 Spring Conference at the Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea, Hawaii, April 4-6.  Participants and their guests totaled over 200, our largest recorded attendance for a conference.  We were joined by 19 first time attendees including a professor and  a student from the University ...

Apr 9, 2019

Arthur G. “Art” Hoffmann, P.E., D.GE (Gannett Fleming, Inc.) is the new president of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA), a not-for-profit association of geoprofessional firms. Accepting office during ceremonies at GBA’s annual meeting in Wailea, Hawaii. Mr. Hoffmann became the ...

Apr 9, 2019

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

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