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>

Poised for Growth, GBA Announces New Structure, Leadership, and Office Locations

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George Butler Associates, Inc. (GBA) is proud to announce a corporate restructure, new leadership and new office locations following a strategic plan for growth set forth in 2017. In the last 18 months, the firm completed three acquisitions, opened two regional offices and is hiring at a record pace. GBA is making moves as the market evolves to best serve Read More>

ASHRAE award leads to unique educational opportunity

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Every year, ASHRAE hosts a global competition that challenges students to design an HVAC system that performs well within certain parameters. Designs are to consider, life cycle costs, comfort and health, performance level, etc. In 2021, Noah Wells, a Kansas State University student at the time, and three of his classmates rose to the occasion. Noah and his team were Read More>

How to Manage Scope Creep

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In the A/E/C industry, being able to plan for the unexpected minimizes risk and creates successful projects. Project managers, engineers, and architects are trained to anticipate unforeseen events and handle them accordingly. However, scope creep can be difficult to handle for even seasoned professionals. Our expert, Ed Rafter, P.E., Senior Associate in the Mission Critical Market offers a few tips Read More>

GBA Acquires Rio Engineering, a Strategic Partner in Texas

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LENEXA, Kan. – October 12, 2021 – George Butler Associates, Inc. (GBA) is excited to announce the acquisition of Rio Engineering, Inc. (Rio), its second deal in Texas, to capitalize on market potential for infrastructure preservation and expansion. The partnership began several years ago at a diving inspector training conference and the two firms have been working together on multiple Read More>

CE&I Project Receives KDOT Partnering Award

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GBA provided Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) services for a bridge replacement project that was honored recently with a Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Partnering Award, for a District 4 project greater than $1.5 million. The project – a replacement bridge on Montana Road over I-35 near Ottawa – is a four-span, steel girder bridge with pile and drilled shafts Read More>

Welcome Summer 2021 Interns!

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The GBA team of companies is excited to announce the start of our Summer Internship Program and introduce our Summer 2021 Interns:     Aidan Leaird School: Purdue University Department: Life Sciences Office: Broomfield         Anna Swoboda School: University of Nebraska-Omaha Department: Life Sciences Office: Lenexa       Camron Gibson School: Kansas State University Department: GBA Read More>