Braun Intertec Education Series: Firestopping for Architects, What You Need to Know for Your Next Project

firestopping

Firestopping is a vital part of all modern building architecture. However, as an architect, do you know the adjustments you must make to your designs to create a building that is up to current firestop code? Eric Bergman, Braun Intertec Firestop Services Manager, and Jack Rasmussen, NCARB, AIA, FMPC and Director of Braun Intertec Building and Structure Sciences Group, can provide you with the answers to what architects need to know to execute their designs while following firestop code requirements and ASTM standards. Please reach out to Eric Bergman if you would like more information on this subject. Eric can...

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Daniel DeJoode to Present at North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference

Water of the United States - river

Our very own Senior Scientist, Daniel DeJoode, presented at theĀ North Dakota Water and Pollution Control ConferenceĀ in Bismarck, North Dakota. Daniel talked about the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, relevant Supreme Court cases and the implications of the pending changes. What is (a) Water? The Evolving Definition of a Water of the United States Many of the most significant federal statutes regarding environmental protection and policy became law in the 1970s, including the Clean Water Act (CWA). Laws are not static, and changing perspectives, scientific understanding, priorities and political views all affect how these laws are implemented. While no...

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Braun Intertec Exhibited at 2019 Deep Foundations Institute S3 Conference

Braun Intertec exhibited at the 2019 Deep Foundations Institute S3 Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Principal Engineer, Jeff Segar from our Bloomington office moderated several sessions. The conference took place on August 6th through the 8th and featured more than 25 technical presentations about effectively applying deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. Jeff serves as DFI-ADSC Anchored Earth Retention Committee Co-Chair and moderated the morning sessions on Thursday, August 8th which focused on excavation support and stabilization (tiebacks). In addition to the technical sessions, there was a software panel discussion available via a...

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Darrell Oman Presents at 56th ASHE Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste

Darrell Oman, a Technical Director and Senior Environmental Consultant from our Saint Paul, MN office, presented at the 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, presented 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 facilities. Darrell has extensive experience in...

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Minnesota Association of Asphalt Technologists Lunch and Learn

Asphalt Road

We are excited to offer asphalt training and education to industry professionals. Below is a list of a few topics that we can present to audiences. To learn more, please contact us. Presentation Topics Project Scoping and Pavement Evaluation: For optimal repair selection, this presentation will discuss proper scoping of bituminous roadway projects. Topics will include data gathering, soil borings, pavement surface evaluations, pavement coring, Ground Penetrating Radar and Falling Weight Deflectometer testing. Rehabilitation Selection Process and Mix Designs: Using information obtained during the pavement evaluation process, this session will discuss various repair techniques, including both preventive maintenance and rehabilitation...

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Josh Kadrmas Speaking at NASECA Spring Conference

Spill Response

Event Details What: North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association (NASECA) Spring ConferenceWhen: March 5th, 2019 Where: Grand Hotel in Minot, North Dakota Braun Intertec is looking forward to hearing our very own Senior Engineer, Josh Kadrmas, share his expertise on spill prevention control, stormwater pollution plan and managing contaminated soils at the upcoming NASECA Spring Conference in Minot, ND on March 5, 2019. This one-day conference provides various educational sessions focused on compliance with the State Stormwater permits and local MS4 requirements. In addition to his presentation on integrating SPCC and SWPPP requirements, Josh will also be presenting on...

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Demystifying the Due Diligence Process: Development

Environmental consulting

We presented at RJM Construction's "Building Knowledge" workshop about environmental issues during development. Learn what you need to know during the development process to protect your investment and navigate these complicated issues. This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. In this presentation you will learn: Recap of site selection issues Planned clean-up during development RAP process Grants, what's eligible and what's not Payment and reimbursement processes Dealing with unforeseen impacts Please reach out to Daniel DeJoode for information regarding this presentation. Daniel's email is [email protected]

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TASA Midwinter Conference – January 28th – January 29th, 2019

Bullard ISD High School

Braun Intertec exhibited at the Texas Association of School Administrators' (TASA) midwinter conference in Austin, Texas. The annual conference is a popular event for Texas school leaders, hosting over 5,000 attendees from over 900 Texas school districts. The midwinter conference provides valuable opportunities for school administrators to share innovative practices, network with peers, address issues administrators face every day, and gain fresh insights. We were excited to talk with everyone that came by our both to learn how Braun Intertec supported Texas school districts with geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, nondestructive examination, building sciences and environmental consulting concerns....

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Energy Generation Conference: Daniel DeJoode Presenting on Proposed Changes to NEPA regulations

Enbridge Pipeline

Event Details Our very own Senior Scientist, Daniel DeJoode, presented at the Energy Generation Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Daniel presented about recent developments and proposed changes to NEPA regulations. This annual conference, hosted by Bismarck State College, is a cooperative effort among producers, suppliers and educators to promote competitive, efficient and safe energy production. Presentation Topic One Federal Decision and Other Developments in the National Environmental Policy Act: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is an evolving mechanism to review federal actions and private projects subject to federal approval. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued NEPA regulations in...

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ADSC Super T School: Jeff Segar Presenting on Anchored Earth Retention Walls

Anchored Earth Retention Wall

Event Details Our very own Principal Engineer, Jeff Segar, presented at the Super T School conference in Dallas, Texas on January 16th, 2019. This four-day conference provides superintendents with various educational sessions focused on drilled shaft, micropile and anchored earth retention systems. In addition to his presentation on anchored earth retention walls, Jeff was also a part of a group presenting on grout placement. Presentation Topic Anchored Earth Retention Walls: During this session, various temporary and permanent anchored earth retention walls was presented. You will also learn about ideal ground conditions for each type of wall, and the pros and...

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