Lenexa-based drone technology company partners with Operation Breakthrough

Alynix Pilot, Jared Crain flying a missionUPDATE: Updated Media kit with pictures from the event is now available below. LENEXA, Kansas – Alynix, LLC will host students from Operation Breakthrough’s Ignition Lab at their office headquarters showing teenagers career opportunities in the drone technology space on March 24, 2022. Lenexa-based drone technology company, Alynix, has partnered with Operation Breakthrough to inspire [...]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

ASHRAE award leads to unique educational opportunity

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. […]

GBA Acquires Rio Engineering, a Strategic Partner in Texas

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 […]

CE&I Project Receives KDOT Partnering Award

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 […]

K-177 Micro-Duct Design – Not Your Everyday Transportation Project

Most transportation projects designed by GBA deal with roads, bridges, signs, signals, intersections or interchanges. The K-177 Micro-Duct Design project brings a new form of transportation to the forefront – the transportation of data. The ability to move goods and services is key to any transportation network. In the case of this project, instead of [...]

KDOT Leads Airport Inspections Utilizing UAS

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 [...]