Is Building Enclosure Commissioning Necessary for My Project?

Braun Intertec Building Enclosure Commissioning BECx

What is a building enclosure? Before we dive into the concept of building enclosure commissioning, let’s first dig into building enclosures. What are they and what parts make up a complete enclosure? A building enclosure is made up of a building’s roof, walls, windows, doors and base floor system. This includes all materials, components, systems and assemblies whose function is to separate the interior of the building from the exterior. The building enclosure is meant to be airtight, waterproof, energy efficient and, sometimes, address safety issues like firestopping. What is building enclosure commissioning (BECx)? Building enclosure commissioning, which is often...

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Braun Intertec COVID-19 Preparedness Update

Greetings clients and employee owners, I want to update you on the steps we are taking to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our priority will always be the health and safety of our employee owners, clients, and the communities in which we live and work. We will continue to monitor and assess this rapidly evolving situation and take additional action, as warranted. Our intent is to take a balanced approach to this evolving situation while continuing to deliver for our clients and support the health and safety of our employees. Supporting the health and safety of clients and...

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GME Consulting Services is now Braun Intertec

Braun Intertec

GME Consulting Services (GME) is now Braun Intertec. Acquired by Braun Intertec in 2017, GME joined our firm and brought 20 years of local knowledge and depth to our team. Now, we have fully integrated our services and operate as one firm. We look forward to providing the same level of exceptional service to our clients as Braun Intertec. Current Clients If you have questions about a current project, please contact your project manager or call 214.351.5633....

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Key Factors in a Successful Remediation Project

Remediation Project

We have previously discussed spill response activities for sites where an active release occurred and identified key factors in addressing spills. For historical release sites that were not addressed or sites which have undergone insufficient remediation of contaminated media (soil, surface water, groundwater), it is important to formulate a complete site remedial strategy to establish what the end goal will be for site clean-up. Utilizing regulatory guidance, along with identified site-specific characteristics, allows for flexibility in site clean-up approaches. Consistent Remediation Strategy It is very important to establish what the key drivers are for the site-specific contaminants. Whether it is crude oil, condensate,...

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Construction Stormwater Permits and Compliance: Why You Need a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

What Are Construction Stormwater Permits? Construction stormwater permits are a set of regulations that aim to eliminate pollutants in stormwater runoff at construction sites. Federal stormwater regulations have been around since the 1970s and have continued to become more and more stringent with each reissuance of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Construction Stormwater General Permit. These days, most states have their own set of regulations described in their construction stormwater permits which owners and operators must abide by. Additionally, most large municipalities have ordinances, and many watershed districts also have their own set of regulations. State and local requirements often...

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