Brandon Bendele from our San Antonio office was recently featured in the Industry Folks section of Construction News. Brandon joined Braun Intertec last October and currently works as the Texas regional manager for the building sciences group. Read the full profile here.
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[OnDemand Webinar] How to Read a Geotechnical Report and Leverage Valuable Insights
Do you ever struggle to make sense of the report your geotechnical engineering consultant just delivered? Geotechnical reports are highly technical documents that can tell you a lot about how to develop your project and what to be aware of during construction—but only if you know how to interpret the results. Tune in as two of our senior geotechnical engineers from the Braun Intertec Houston and Dallas, Texas offices as they dive into the complexities of understanding a geotechnical report. Learn more about: What is the purpose of a geotechnical evaluation report?What does a geotechnical evaluation include?How is the report...
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