Using Asset Management to Prioritize Needs for a City’s Sanitary Sewer System

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A well-performed sanitary sewer evaluation study (SSES) provides owners with valuable information to enhance their asset management databases. When performing a SSES, multiple tasks are accomplished. These include: Establishing an inventory of the system. By collecting information such as diameters, elevations, materials and conditions, a baseline to begin assessing the entirety of the system is created. Using smoke and dyed-water Read More>
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Preparing Your Vaccine Manufacturing Facility for the Future

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The success of a vaccine manufacturing facility has a major impact on public health. GBA can create remarkable solutions for these facilities through our design-build experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Looking Toward the Future As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufactures are asking the question: How can we be better equipped for the future? The challenges of a Read More>
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions About NFPA 855

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In 2016, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) set out to bridge gaps in its existing regulations for stored energy solutions. The project resulted in the creation of NFPA 855: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage. This change has many owners wondering: what are these new regulations and how will they impact a facility’s operations? Keep reading to Read More>

Preparing Your Data Center for a Public Health Crisis

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Over the years, data center and mission-critical operators have planned for the many risks that can challenge a 7×24 operation. During a crisis, the continuity of these centers is more important than ever. The novel coronavirus offers an example of an unseen, yet potentially crippling risk. Now, those who are managing their operations through such a situation are facing challenges Read More>

COVID-19 Update: How GBA is Responding

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The health and safety of our clients, partners, team and family are always a top priority for GBA companies. In light of developments around COVID-19, GBA is taking precautions to protect this commitment. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by implementing social distancing procedures, including working remotely and restricting non-essential travel. With 11 Read More>

GBA’s Rob Kline Recognized with APWA Iowa Chapter’s Young Leader Award

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At the American Public Works Association (APWA) Iowa Chapter’s Fall Conference, GBA Senior Municipal Engineer Rob Kline was announced as the recipient of the Young Leader Award. Kline has been a member of the GBA team for over ten years and serves as the firm’s West Des Moines office leader. This recognition is awarded to individuals that show a commitment Read More>

KDOT Leads Airport Inspections Utilizing UAS

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Division of Aviation has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test flights at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) beginning today. Planned inspection missions include obstruction analysis, foreign object detection, wildlife hazard management and airfield emergency response. FAA authorization was received through partnership with the Read More>
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Getting Out of the Classroom and Into a Career: GBA’s Internship Program

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At GBA, our internship program is focused on getting students out of the classroom and into their career. GBA’s Human Resources department concentrates on recruiting the best and brightest students to participate in our summer internship program. “Our goal is to attract talented students on college campuses and help them explore their career options at GBA,” said Danielle Stetzenbach, GBA Read More>