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Balancing Major Bridge Repairs with High Traffic – US 50 Chipman Rd., Lees Summit

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When a major commuter route near busy shopping centers has multiple bridges that need to be replaced, how do you balance the urgency of public safety with the needs of the businesses in the area? One thing is certain, efficiency and communication must be top-notch to ensure expectations are met so construction can be completed safely, efficiently and on budget. Read More>

GBA Project Awarded Kansas City Business Journal’s 2022 Capstone Real Estate Award

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The Congress Logistics Center was recently awarded the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2022 Capstone Real Estate Award in the Industrial Category! GBA provided architectural and engineering design for the project. Warehouse Location and Current Tenant  The 637,000 square foot warehouse, Congress Commerce Building B, is located at the northwest corner of NW 112th St. and N. Airworld Dr. in Kansas Read More>

GBA named Employer of the Year by WTS-KC

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GBA is honored to be named Employer of the Year by the Kansas City chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS-KC)! Each year, WTS-KC honors exceptional women, members, employers and diversity leaders who exemplify the WTS mission of equality and access for women working in the transportation industry. GBA is a strong supporter of women in the transportation industry as Read More>

Safety Study Leads to Design – Route 54 Intersection Safety Improvements Project

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Imagine… a high-speed rural multi-lane corridor that hosts an assortment of local drivers, tourists, commercial trucks and farm equipment. It has driveways with direct access to the corridor and numerous at-grade intersections. Crashes are common and when they do occur, the crash severity is higher due to this dangerous combination of factors. If you drive in central Missouri, chances are, Read More>

Data Centers are the backbone of technology

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Did you know there are 7.2 million data centers worldwide? Data Centers come in all different shapes, sizes and designs. In fact, some Data Centers are built underwater! According to Uptime Institute’s “The People Challenge: Global Data Center Staffing Forecast 2021-2025,” job growth is expected to rise 12 percent through 2024. The global COVID-19 pandemic has put technology at the Read More>

GBA’s Andrew Burt earns prestigious ICC Master Code Professional certification

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Andrew Burt, Building Official for GBA Mission Critical, has earned the prestigious International Code Council’s (ICC) Master Code Professional (MCP) designation. This achievement is the highest level of Code Council certification and the “gold standard” for demonstrating proficiency in the code profession. Even though the Council has certified thousands of individuals, less than 900 professionals worldwide have attained this high Read More>

GBA Trolley Trail Basin Project wins Honor Award in Engineering Excellence Competition

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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) recently presented GBA and KC Water an Honor Award (waste and stormwater category) in its 2022 Engineering Excellence Competition for the design of the KC Water Trolley Trail Basin project. ACEC/MO’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards honor engineering achievements demonstrating the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. L-R Brian Hess – KC Read More>

GBA Builders’ Director of Federal Programs Featured on Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Building KC”

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To commence Women in Construction Week, we are celebrating all remarkable women at GBA Companies for their leadership, expertise and dedication. It’s a challenge that many employers are facing today, how to be more proactive in building a labor pool for their industry. This is especially true in the AEC industry.  In early March, the Kansas City Business Journal’s Publisher Read More>

GBA ranked 8th on KC Business Journal’s top engineering firms list

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The Kansas City Business Journal recently ranked GBA 8th on the list of top engineering firms for 2022. GBA is encouraged that the services provided continue to be recognized year after year and GBA remains a top contender in engineering services in Kansas City and beyond. The list is broken down by the number of local licensed engineers, total local Read More>