Meet the Team: Tyler Office Spotlight

Who We Are The Braun Intertec office in Tyler, Texas is home to over 20 of our dedicated employee-owners who are eager to serve their clients in a variety of market sectors. Our Tyler office is supported by a nationwide network of employees and resources and currently offers a wide range of professional consulting services which include: Construction Materials TestingMaterials LaboratoryEnvironmental ConsultingGeotechnical Engineering Our talented team in Tyler is part of a greater network in North Texas and has a deep understanding of client’s needs in the area. This expertise allows us to work in a variety of market sectors...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet Kevin Nicoletta

Kevin Nicoletta: Dallas Project Engineer Kevin Nicoletta is a project engineer who works out of our office in Dallas, Texas. We sat down with him for a conversation to learn more about his background, professional role and path to becoming a Braun Intertec employee. What is your role at Braun Intertec and what do you specialize in? I’m a project engineer and construction materials testing (CMT) project manager. I handle the day to day operations with CMT projects as well as some geotechnical report work. I also do some work on proposals and a bit of business development, but I...

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Braun Intertec Attends Texas City ISD Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Texas City ISD groundbreaking ceremony

On Monday, July 29th, a few of our team members joined Texas City Independent School District for groundbreaking ceremonies on the sites of three future elementary schools: Guajardo Elementary School, Simms Elementary School and Hayley Elementary School. In 2018 Texas City ISD voters approved a $136.1 million school bond referendum to rebuild four schools within the district. These new schools will bring much needed improvements for the district and the local community, which was affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and required many students and teachers to relocate to temporary facilities.  The Texas City ISD groundbreaking ceremonies kicked off construction...

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Meet the Team: Houston Office Spotlight

Who We Are Braun Intertec introduced itself in Houston, Texas in 2017 and has rapidly grown to offer a wide range of professional services and industry expertise. With the support of our nationwide employee network and technical resources, we provide professional consulting services which include: Geotechnical EngineeringConstruction Materials Testing and InspectionsEnvironmental ConsultingBuilding and Structure Sciences Consulting Services Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, with a population of more than 4.5 million throughout the greater Houston area. Due to its massive size and rapid growth, the city has a great need for infrastructure development and construction of...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet Rosalie Balderaz

Rosalie Balderaz: Houston Materials Lab Coordinator We sat down with Rosalie Balderaz, who is a materials lab coordinator working from our office in Houston, Texas. We interviewed her to learn more about her professional background, role and experience as a Braun Intertec employee. What is your role at Braun Intertec and how long have you been working here? I started at Braun Intertec almost two years ago as a level three geotechnical lab technician, and I recently got promoted as the materials lab coordinator, which means I essentially run the geotechnical lab. Currently, I am learning how to do specialty...

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Is Your Concrete Agricultural Facility Structurally Sound?

A Phased Approach to Conditions Assessments, Testing and Repairs Consulting Many concrete grain storage silos, load-out structures and storage bins in operation at agricultural storage and processing facilities across the Midwest are aging. As a facility owner, you might look at your critical structures and wonder, “How long has it been since these concrete structures were assessed by an engineer?” Looks alone can be deceiving. In fact, minor distress on the exterior of concrete structures may appear superficial, but real damage could be occurring below the surface. If left unattended, this damage may lead to more costly repairs. Braun Intertec...

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George Ellswick Joins Braun Intertec in La Porte, Texas as a Project Manager

George Ellswick, Project Manager at Braun Intertec Braun Intertec, a Minneapolis-based engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce George Ellswick has joined its La Porte, Texas office as a project manager. Ellswick has an extensive background working on large-scale projects throughout Texas and Louisiana and is well known for his expertise in the petrochemical industry. “I’m delighted George has joined our team of employee-owners,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “His impressive background and reputation in the Texas petrochemical industry will further enhance our ability to deliver quality service to our clients...

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Darrell Oman to Present at 56th ASHE Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste

Event Details Darrell Oman, a Technical Director and Senior Environmental Consultant from our Saint Paul, MN office, is presenting at the upcoming 56th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in Baltimore, MD on July 16, 2019. Darrell, who has more than thirty years of consulting and management experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) field, will be presenting on topics related to healthcare hazardous waste management, including: Regulatory compliance requirements for healthcare facility waste streams and waste stream management programs,Review recent Federal and State changes to Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste regulations,Environmental compliance program management approaches in healthcare...

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Braun Intertec Offers Educational Sessions to Clients

Educational Sessions speakers

A few of our employee-owners from our Texas offices recently stopped into EDI International's Houston office to speak about our technical specialties in environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and building and structures sciences. EDI is a global architecture, interior design, and planning firm that specialties in hospitality, residential and mixed-use projects. During the presentation, we covered several topics, including how environmental site assessments can assist your projects, how to read a geotechnical engineering report, what construction materials testing means to your project and important things to know about your building's performance. Our team is available to provide educational...

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Co-Op Mentor Spotlight with Houston Operations Supervisor Michael Hernandez

Co-Op Program - Texas co-ops

Michael Hernandez is an operations supervisor who works out of our Houston, TX office. Previously, Michael also served as one a mentor for our co-op internship program, which offers current students the opportunity to gain industry experience and guidance from seasoned professionals to help them grow professionally. With our co-op program ramping up again this summer, we asked Michael a few questions about his experience as a co-op mentor and working at Braun Intertec. How long have you worked at Braun Intertec and what is your current role?I’ve been with Braun Intertec close to five years and I’m currently the...

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