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Construction-Materials Engineering and Testing (COMET) Business Council Publishes New Client...
The Construction-Materials Engineering and Testing (CoMET) Business Council of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has published a new Client-Satisfaction Survey Tool for Firms Providing CoMET Services. The tool...


Q&A: GBA’s Transition to Self-Management
In my previous message, I provided details about GBA's management-transition plan, calling for GBA to hire its own staff and become fully self-managed by the end of 2015. In concluding that message, I said I would respond to the following...


Sessions from 2014 Fall Conference Now Available Online, On-Demand
Recorded sessions from the 2014 Fall Conference in San Francisco are now online at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/2014gbafallcon and available for free to members or for purchase by nonmembers ($999 for all, or individual sessions for...


GBA’s Transition to Self-Management
As you may be aware, the Board of Directors has been developing a transition/succession plan for the long-term management of GBA. We've provided frequent updates both in NewsLog and at our conferences. Until this fall, however, these...


EDITORIAL: Take the Time
What's the difference between a geoprofessional and a taxicab? Sometimes I wonder, given geoprofessionals' penchant for placing so much emphasis on billability. That's not a bad thing per se. It's bad only when it blinds people to the ...


U.S. and U.K. Building Owners Expect to Increase Their Involvement With BIM in the Next Two Years
While building owners may not always directly use building information modeling (BIM), they are increasingly recognizing its value on their projects. McGraw Hill Construction today released its new SmartMarket Report, The Business Value of...


GBA President’s Six-Month Report
GBA President Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE (Terracon) delivered his six-month report to the membership at GBA's 2014 Fall Conference in San Francisco. It's been a busy six months! A new name. A new strategic-planning meeting...


GNCB Consulting Engineers, Inc. - a GBA-Member Firm
"Consider it Achievable (TM)" sums up our philosophy and approach to projects. The Gibble Norden Champion Brown Consulting Engineers, Inc. (GNCB) staff is dedicated to professionally serving its clients regardless of the task, issues to be solved...


DR. ENGLISH: An Important New Descriptor for Your Geoprofessional Reports
Many geoprofessional reports include recommendations whose efficacy is dependent upon findings in the field. If the subsurface conditions observed during excavation are the same as those inferred to exist based on the results of...


EDITORIAL: Haste Makes Waste
You've probably heard about Sandra A. "Sandy" Soyles, P.E. A practitioner for 30 years, she's honed her skills to an almost surreal degree: She can do in two hours what lesser geoprofessionals take six hours to do, and...