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Building Storage Tanks? What You Need to Know about Testing and Inspections

When: Thursday, March 25th @ 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CST)

Where: GoToWebinar

A storage tank project is a major investment with little room for error. As oil and natural gas prices continue to remain low, tanks and underground storage options have become key to making the informed decisions that sellers and buyers are making to sustain profitability in these markets. If you are currently building storage tanks or considering it as a future option, do you know all the considerations necessary for testing and inspections prior to and during construction? Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach can produce a more holistic execution strategy that is more likely to optimize results, manage risks, meet compliance and safety standards, and deliver the final product on time, within budget.

Join us on March 25th with several of our in-house experts to discuss the geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, laboratory testing, and non-destructive examinations involved in the testing and inspections process of constructing storage tanks.

Learn more about:

  • Geotechnical evaluations for storage tanks
  • Construction Materials Testing during the construction phase
  • Sand bedding materials specifications for storage tank corrosivity protection
  • Why tank settlement occurs and how calculations can determine potential settlement

Can’t attend live? You should still register! We’ll be sending out slides and the recording of the webinar to all registrants. Anyone is welcome to attend, please share among your industry peers. Attendees will receive CEUs for their participation.

Meet the Speakers

Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams
Business Unit Manager

Kevin has 28 years of specialized geotechnical and construction materials testing experience serving clients throughout the greater Houston area and Gulf Coast. Kevin has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career, specializing in operations management, business development and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliance. He also has experience as the operations manager for an on-site laboratory in the Port Arthur Motiva Plant. Kevin currently serves as a Business Unit Manager in the Gulf Coast with Braun Intertec and has been instrumental in procuring several large geotechnical and materials testing projects.

Christopher Calhoun Project Engineer LaPorte and Houston  Texas

Christopher Calhoun, PE
Geotechnical Project Engineer

Christopher Calhoun joined Braun in April of 2020 and is currently a Project Engineer in our La Porte, Texas and Houston, Texas offices. Christopher has over 13 years of engineering experience in multi-disciplinary geoengineering fields including geotechnical engineering design and consulting practices; geological exploration; and geohazard mitigation construction; and has managed projects for transportation, defense, industrial, commercial, and residential industries. Christopher is a licensed Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Thomas Dunnam Materials Lab Manager LaPorte Texas

Thomas Dunnam
Materials Laboratory Manage

Thomas has worked as a construction materials testing and geotechnical testing laboratory manager since 2018 and has been with Braun Intertec since 2019. Dunnam has experience in environmental remedial construction services, has helped bring chemical testing capabilities to the Gulf Region, and helped Braun Intertec earn A2LA accreditation in Suflate, Chloride, pH, and Electrical Resistivity testing for soils that Braun Intertec performs nation-wide. A few of his major projects include development of complex testing regimens and construction materials testing management for two major multinational oil and gas corporations.

Ken LeBlanc Nondestructive Examination Operations Manager Texas

Ken LeBlanc
Nondestructive Examination Operations Manager

Ken is an ASNT NDT Level-III in multiple non-destructive testing methods, with over 30 years of experience in nondestructive examination (NDE) and brings leadership, project management, and technical expertise to Braun Intertec and our clients. Ken has managed program maintenance in the fabrication, process, refining, and transportation sectors across Texas.