Crane Pad Design: Small Details That Can Make Or Break Your Project

Crane Pad Design

When: Thursday, April 2nd @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CDT) Where: GoToWebinar How much thought did you give the last crane pad design on your project? Did you confirm its design was both reliable while also meeting project requirements? The foundation design of a crane pad is vital to a safe and effective project but even one small, unaccounted-for variable can leave a crane vulnerable to toppling, collapse or other unsafe conditions. Join John A. Focht III, PE, our South Central region Technical Leader and a principal engineer from the Braun Intertec Dallas, Texas office as he dives into...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Non-Stick Future: Remediation and Regulation of PFAS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used since the 1940’s in a variety of industrial applications and consumer products such as non-stick cookware, and are a primary ingredient in firefighting foam. Why should we care? Exposure from PFAS emissions has been linked to a variety of human health impacts such as liver effects, birth defects, and cancer. Concern over PFAS exposure by regulators and consumers is relatively new but rapidly growing. In the last year alone, there has been much debate, controversy, and shifting priorities surrounding PFAS in the regulatory landscape. Currently, there is no enforceable federal regulatory...

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[OnDemand] How to Choose the Best Nondestructive Examination Methods for Your Project

Nondestructive Testing

Do you know what kind of Nondestructive Examination (NDE) methods will best detect your project’s potential defects? NDE offers a range of test methods which can confirm your project is code compliant. However, if you’re not an NDE expert it can be difficult to choose the correct methods on your own. Take a closer look at nondestructive test methods and the projects they’re best suited for with Ken LeBlanc NDE veteran and operations manager for Braun Intertec in La Porte, Texas. Learn more about: NDE methods and the projects or materials they are best suited forWhen to consult with an...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Streamlining Environmental Compliance through Program Improvements

Do you find yourself scrambling throughout the year to complete regulatory reports or meet permit requirements? Whether it’s figuring out the why, what, when, where and how of annual regulatory reports or implementing permit conditions, having procedures in place to help streamline your environmental compliance needs can help you avoid missed deadlines, costly fines, and unexpected delays to production or a project. Follow the link below as W&M Environmental, a Division of Braun Intertec professionals Jennifer Adams, Vanessa Coleman, and Sarah Bibilonisambolin discuss how to create and implement successful compliance programs. Watch Now...

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[OnDemand Webinar] How to Read a Geotechnical Report and Leverage Valuable Insights

Construction Materials Technicians

Do you ever struggle to make sense of the report your geotechnical engineering consultant just delivered? Geotechnical reports are highly technical documents that can tell you a lot about how to develop your project and what to be aware of during construction—but only if you know how to interpret the results. Tune in as two of our senior geotechnical engineers from the Braun Intertec Houston and Dallas, Texas offices as they dive into the complexities of understanding a geotechnical report. Learn more about: What is the purpose of a geotechnical evaluation report?What does a geotechnical evaluation include?How is the report...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Is Your Hospital Complying With RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations?

Healthcare

Hospitals generate thousands of unique wastes and waste streams and often struggle with meeting regulatory compliance requirements related to RCRA Hazardous Wastes. Follow the link below to watch a recorded version of the webinar, hosted by W & M Environmental, a Division of Braun Intertec, with leading healthcare industry expert Darrell Oman to discuss regulatory compliance requirements for hospitals and commonplace issues in meeting requirements. Watch Now...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Federal Environmental Policy Update: Upcoming Regulatory Changes

Wetlands delineation

Many of the most significant federal statutes regarding environmental protection and policy became law in the 1970s. However, these 1970’s-era laws are not static. Changing perspectives, scientific understanding, priorities and political views all affect how these laws are implemented. While the text of laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) have not changed, the federal regulations which implement these laws are subject to change. Furthermore, the outcomes of litigation can also affect how these laws are interpreted and enforced. This webinar will discuss some of the recent and...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Rotting Roofs: Causes, Mitigation and Code Requirements

Rotting Roof Mitigation and Code Requirements

Did you know in our climate, roof structures of some buildings that are about 10 years old, are failing years ahead of when they could be expected to have problems? Due to a change in the 2000 building code, some buildings were constructed without sprinklers in concealed spaces since the space was filled with fiberglass insulation. This change had the unintended consequence of creating condensation between the ceiling vapor retarder and roof deck, damaging the roof structure. Learn about the type of building having this problem; potential sources of moisture damage; tools to measure moisture accumulation; and how to create...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Water World: Preparing for Floods and Clean-Up

With several states already grappling with historic floods, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that more than half of the U.S. is at risk for flooding this spring. Are you prepared for this flood season? We can help. In the webinar, we discuss flood preparedness, environmental disaster relief and how to plan for clean up after the water resides. With some advanced planning, a property owner can reduce their potential risk and make a more rapid recovery. Meet the Speakers Charles Brenner, PE, LEED, AP Vice President - Principal Materials Engineer As a Principal Materials Engineer and Vice...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Geotechnical Investigations: A Key Resource for Successful Parking Lot Projects

Pavement Consulting

Did you know that a properly implemented geotechnical investigation can enhance the design, construction and performance of your parking lot project? Inadequate investigations can reduce the service life, which can be costly to repair. Our very own Principal Engineer, Dan Wegman, discusses elements of successful parking lot projects and how to conduct a proper geotechnical investigation. In addition, we’ll cover parking lot basics, subgrade characterizations, stormwater drainage and much more.  Meet the Speaker Dan Wegman, PE Principal Engineer As a Principal Engineer, Dan is responsible for setting up project work scopes and consulting on all types of transportation and pavement...

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