2020 ReScape Awards: Braun Intertec Project Winners

Two projects Braun Intertec participated in recently won awards at the 2020 Minnesota Brownfields ReScape awards event. Annually, the ReScape Awards recognize projects that reflect innovation, collaboration, and exemplary results in revitalizing formerly contaminated land. Of the ten finalists, Braun Intertec was on the project team for two winners: Union Flats Apartments, which won the Environmental Impact Award – Large Project, and Minnesota Drive Medical Campus, which won the Economic Impact Award – Large Project and Innovation Award. Union Flats – Environmental Impact Award – Large Project Union Flats Apartments Braun Intertec served as the environmental consultant and geotechnical engineer...

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Anderson Kelsey Group is now Braun Intertec

Braun Intertec

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with more than 35 offices in seven states, is pleased to announce the entire team of Anderson Kelsey Group (AKG), a Minnesota-based environmental consulting firm, has joined Braun Intertec. The AKG team has deep experience working with clients ranging from industrial, healthcare facilities, and national retailers. One recent example is assisting a client with a nationwide environmental compliance program for its facilities located throughout the United States, while another project included a product characterization assessment and environmental reporting for a national retailer with over 1,800 locations nationwide. In addition, the AKG team worked...

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Braun Intertec Participates in 2019 Bike MS Events

MS 150 team photo

Braun Intertec wrapped up its fifth year participating in the MS 150, a charity bike ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 150-mile weekend ride is fully supported by the MS Society and runs from Duluth to the Twin Cities with an overnight rest stop in Hinckley. The MS 150 ride began in the mid-1980s and has since grown into multiple events across the United States, making it the largest charity bike event in the nation. This year, nearly 3,500 riders participated in Minnesota alone. The Braun Intertec team attracts employee-owners, clients, friends, and family from all backgrounds, both...

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Braun Intertec Building and Structures Sciences Team Leverages MetaField Software

A challenge that often arises in building and structure sciences is the delay between testing and report delivery. Our employee-owners were recently featured in an article about how we leverage MetaField, a software platform by Agile Frameworks, to streamline the reporting process as well as improve quality and consistency across the company.   The article highlights how our Building and Structures Sciences team uses MetaField for their building envelope field inspection and testing services. Specifically, our team uses the software to create check-list based forms that are used by technicians for fire stopping special inspections and other building envelope components....

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The Right Tool for the Job: Donating to Engineers Without Borders

Braun Intertec recently donated some much needed tools to the Engineers Without Borders USA University of Minnesota Twin Cities Chapter (EWB-USA UMN). Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that partners with communities around the world to improve their quality of life through engineering projects that prove to be environmentally and economically sustainable. Supporting Engineers Without Borders During 2018, the EWB-USA UMN team traveled to the Highlands of Guatemala to begin working on a project that will provide water to households in the area by digging a 560 foot well to reach the water table. Early on the team recognized...

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Bob Janssen Recieves Friend of Minnesota Counties Award

Pictured above: Don Theisen, Washington County Public Works Director, and Bob Janssen, President and Principal Engineer at Braun Intertec. Congratulations to Bob Janssen, President of Braun Intertec, for receiving the “Friend of Minnesota Counties Award” from the Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA), an association of county engineers from each of Minnesota’s 87 counties who work to promote their profession and uphold the engineering code of ethics. The "Friend of Minnesota Counties Award" is presented at the MCEA Annual Banquet to an individual who upholds the engineering code of ethics and has served Minnesota counties with excellence in supporting transportation endeavors...

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Braun Intertec Participates in Local Dodgeball Tournament to Support Texas Education

Real Estate Council Dodgeball Tournament

Last month several employee-owners from our Arlington, Texas and Dallas offices, along with 32 other teams, participated in the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth’s annual dodgeball tournament. The council is made up of professionals involved in the commercial real estate industry and represents both large and small businesses in the area. Each year the council’s dodgeball tournament raises funds to support education in Tarrant County, and this year the council raised money towards the Classroom Library Campaign for READ Fort Worth. Supporting Our Communities READ Fort Worth is a local organization committed to having all Fort Worth ISD (FWISD)...

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Braun Intertec Volunteers With Blue University

Blue University

In 2015, Kimley-Horn and 12 other professional service firms working on the Blue Line Light Rail Transit (BLRT) Extension project saw a unique opportunity to engage with over 20 public schools located within a one-mile radius of the corridor. Wanting to further serve their community, the BLRT project team came together to create a new volunteer program called Blue University (Blue U). In this program, experienced professionals educate local schools on the real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to inspire future generations of engineers, transit planners, architects and construction professionals in Minnesota. At Braun Intertec, we believe in...

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ABC Texas Gulf Coast Recognizes New Member

ABC New Member

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, as well as the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT), hosted a successful joint membership luncheon on February 7th. Braun Intertec representatives Chris Lonsford and Katherine Kelley attended the luncheon, where we were recognized as a new member of ABC's Gulf Coast chapter. During the event, new members were introduced to the rest of the chapter and listened to the Keynote speaker, State Senator Joan Huffman. ABC is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. The Local ABC Texas Gulf Coast chapter was founded in 1976 and exists to promote...

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