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Confront Risk with GBA, Oct. 23-25 in San Francisco
"Confronting Risk for Our Firms and Our Clients" is the general theme of the 2014 Fall Conference of the Geoprofessional Business Association (formerly ASFE), October 23-25, at the Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel, San Francisco...


DR. ENGLISH: Is this a website I see before me? Or a Website?
Should Internet be capitalized (because it's a proper noun) or not? "Yes" seems to be the answer that American-English "style" gurus prefer. Some say the capital I is needed, to differentiate the Internet from any old generic internetwork...


GBA Members Connect with Their Community
"The employee-owners of American Engineering Testing have always believed it is better to give and help those with needs; especially if they have no apparent way to change their situation. The founders of the company firmly held...


DR. ENGLISH: A period piece
When using the expression "also known as" in abbreviated form, should you show it as aka or a.k.a.? To some extent, either is acceptable, because the self-appointed guardian of our language - the Associated Press, via...


DR. ENGLISH: Wise to the Words
Geoprofessionals write more than just about any other professionals, are constantly under the gun to produce now, and are personally liable for every word they write in their professional capacities. And because the best legal evidence always...


ASFE Changes Its Name to Geoprofessional Business Association
Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) is the new name of the organization formerly known as ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association. According to GBA President Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE...


CoMET Business Council Prepares Third CoMET Tales; Available Free
Dealing with Confusing Language in the Quality-Requirements Section of Construction Specifications is the title of the third publication in the new CoMET Tales series of practice briefings developed by the Construction-Materials...


Now Available: Practice Alert 59: Fiscal Year 2013-14 Financial Performance Survey Report
See how your firm compares to fellow GBA-Member Firms when you review this report of the results of the latest financial performance survey. If you'd like to learn how to gather these statistics for your own firm, check out the free...


42 Organizations Now Endorse Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in...
Forty-two organizations now endorse Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in the Resolution of Construction Industry Disputes, an annotated list of 13 "shoulds and should-nots" originally developed by the...


Charles L. “Charlie” Head, P.E., P.G. Appointed to the GBA Board
The GBA Board of Directors has appointed Charles L. "Charlie" Head, P.E., P.G. to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Stewart G. Osgood, P.E. (DOWL HKM), as reported in the April 30, 2014 NewsLog. Charlie is the president...