A strong foundation starts with a thorough understanding of soils and site characteristics. The Kansas and Missouri Braun Intertec geotechnical engineering team offers a wide range of resources and extensive professional experience to discover the mechanics of soil and rock for any project.
Our Geotechnical Services Include:
- In-Situ Testing
- Shallow Foundations
- Deep Foundations
- Geostructural Engineering
- Slope Stability
Braun Intertec offers locations in Lenexa (Kansas City) and Topeka, to serve the Kansas and Missouri region. We also have a full-service, in-house geotechnical and materials testing laboratory in Lenexa to give your team greater control over testing schedules and project reports. Our Lenexa laboratory is USACE-validated and AASHTO-accredited. Braun Intertec is equipped to address the challenges you face, from geotechnical investigations during the design phase to construction-related services.
In-Situ Testing Services
Braun Intertec uses in-situ testing to evaluate critical soil or rock properties for project sites on any type of terrain with Braun Intertec-owned instruments and drills. Our geotechnical engineers can evaluate geomaterial behavior in the field, which improves reliability and reduces uncertainty on project sites. Additionally, by performing in-situ testing to assess geomaterial properties, clients can realize significant savings simply due to more efficient use of our onsite testing and resources.
Our In-Situ Testing Services Include:
- Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)
- Dilatometer Testing (DMT)
- Pressuremeter Testing
- Seismic CPT
- Dissipation Testing
- Vane Shear Testing
Our skilled engineers team up with drilling crews who will bring decades of experience to your project. Whether you’re building a single-story structure, a skyscraper or evaluating existing pavements, foundations or dams, we can help.
We leverage subcontracted drilling crews’ experience to obtain subsurface soil, rock and groundwater information and our geotechnical engineers use that information to evaluate the impact on the design and construction of your project.
Our Experienced Drill Crews Can Perform:
- Standard Penetration Tests (SPT)
- Rock Coring
- Hollow Stem Drilling
- Solid Stem Drilling
- Wire Line Coring
- Direct Push Sampling
- Air Rotary Drilling
- Mud Rotary Drilling
- Instrumentation Installations
At Braun Intertec, our experience with deep foundations spans from new construction to renovation and concept through construction. Our engineers have helped clients on transportation, industrial, marine, stadium, high-rise and energy production/transmission projects. During the design phase, we help clients select the right kind of deep foundation. We also assist our clients in evaluating cost, schedule, and construction considerations. Once a project reaches construction, we are ready with in-house equipment for dynamic and integrity testing by experienced engineers and technicians with more than 50 years of combined experience.
Our Deep Foundation Services Include:
- Foundation selection among driven pile, micropile, drilled shaft, auger-cast pile and more
- Foundation’s axial and lateral load-carrying resistance and anticipated movements
- In-house high-strain dynamic load testing
- 5 Pile Drive Analyzer (PDA) units
- Staff with Certificates of Proficiency for dynamic testing
- In-house integrity testing equipment:
- Pulse-echo testing
- Cross-hole sonic logging
- Thermal profiling
- Parallel seismic testing to evaluate length of unknown deep foundations
- Design and perform instrumented static load tests and load test programs