Braun Intertec Office Spotlight: Port Arthur, Texas

braun intertec drilling port arthur

One of the newest Braun Intertec office locations is Port Arthur, Texas. This location is dedicated specifically to our drilling services in contrast to other Braun Intertec Texas locations that house our full suite of services which range from geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and nondestructive examination. We spoke to Bryan Landers, a Business Unit Leader based in our Beaumont office, to learn more about what makes our drilling location in Port Arthur special. Why did we open an office in Port Arthur?With the massive amount of growth we have been seeing in this region, demand for our geotechnical drilling...

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Leadership Spotlight with Gene Murray: Vice President of Sales

We recently spoke with Gene Murray to learn more about his new role as Vice President of Sales at Braun Intertec. We asked Gene about his background, what his favorite part of his role is, and what he feels makes Braun Intertec unique. What is your current role at Braun Intertec?I am the Vice President of Sales, so my team is responsible for bringing in new clients to the company. What is your professional background?I received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science from the University of South Dakota. I’ve also received a master’s degree in Hydrogeology from the University...

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Leadership Spotlight with Andy Adams: Vice President and Principal Scientist

We recently spoke with Andy Adams to learn more about his new role as Vice President and Principal Scientist. We asked him about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec and his new role, and his advice for those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am a Vice President and Principal Scientist in the clients and markets section that focuses on Energy, Industrial, and Legal sectors. I work specifically on energy and industrial projects, but also aid the greater Environmental Consulting (Encon) office on any and all projects. What is...

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Centralized EHS Training for a Decentralized Workforce

With COVID-19 pushing many of us to work from home, we may find it difficult to keep employees productive. There are a lot of uncertainties right now. How long will the COVID-19 pandemic impact our daily lives? How will the economy rebound? Where is the next roll of toilet paper coming from? But along with taxes, employee training is one of the few certainties in this world. While your team is working remotely, finding productive work can be difficult. Why not use this opportunity to catch your employees up on their training requirements? For companies that have an online training portal in place,...

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The Role of the Phase II Study in Assessing Environmental Liabilities

Soil Sampling PhaseII ESA

Environmental considerations play a significant role in the sale or transfer of properties for various property stakeholders and as such, environmental due diligence has become a standard in most transactions. Lending institutions, title companies and purchasers often require site assessments to assess the environmental condition of a property and identify potential environmental conditions that could affect its value. While Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) identify the potential for contamination of a site by hazardous materials (petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, solvents, etc.), a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is the logical next step when a Phase I ESA identifies Recognized Environmental Conditions...

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How Can Businesses Arm their Facilities Against COVID-19?

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In this uncertain time of COVID-19, many businesses have shifted to remote work policies to slow the spread of the virus. However, working remotely is not feasible for all businesses, functions, or roles. For those required to be in the workplace, it is crucial in this unprecedented time to have a holistic human hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection plans to limit or slow the spread of COVID-19. This is even more crucial now that many states are lifting restrictions and businesses are reopening or increasing building capacity. A plan individualized to your workplace and the novel coronavirus will further the safety...

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Don’t Dread the Dredge: Pre-Dredging Considerations

Dredge Pre-Dredging Considerations

According to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), The United States is the world’s leading maritime and trading nation for major bulk commodities such as grain, coal, and petroleum and this trade is essential for maintaining economic competitiveness and national security. The inland waterway system carries one-sixth of the Nation’s volume of intercity cargo. On the coasts, Great Lakes, and inland waterways, the importance of maintaining channel depths and shallow draft harbor projects is underscored by the estimate that nearly 25 percent of the nation’s economic activity depends on foreign trade handled by these ports. Maritime transportation additionally...

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Leadership Spotlight with Mike Beck: Vice President and Principal Engineer

We recently sat down with Mike Beck to learn more about his role as Vice President of Upper Midwest Environmental Consulting, what he likes best about working at Braun Intertec, his role as the environmental consulting technical practice team leader and how he approaches client problem-solving. What is your current role at Braun Intertec?I’m a principal engineer and vice president working in the environmental consulting group; I consult on environmental projects for our clients, but I also lead our environmental consulting technical practice team. Our focus on the team is to make sure we’re collecting high quality environmental samples, adapting...

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What is Industrial Hygiene and How Can it Benefit You?

industrial hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. There is a vast array of health and safety hazards that people are exposed to both at work and in the community. These hazards include things like chemical exposures, physical hazards, biological and ergonomic stressors. As industrial hygienists, our job is to prevent injury and illness by anticipating and recognizing hazards, evaluating exposures, and controlling and confirming protection from the risks posed by those hazards. Many companies have developed Industrial Hygiene Programs to assist in accomplishing these activities with a consistent and well-defined...

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Leadership Spotlight with Jackie Dylla: Vice President and Principal Scientist

We recently spoke with Jackie Dylla to learn more about her new role as Vice President and Principal Scientist leader in the environmental group. We asked her about her background, her approach to problem-solving, and advice to those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am a Vice President and Principal Scientist leader in the Upper Midwest environmental group in charge of growing and delivering on transportation projects. Currently, I supervise a staff of ten employee-owners who almost exclusively work on transportation and other corridor-type projects. I also serve as a leader/technical for environmental...

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