Building Storage Tanks? What You Need to Know about Testing and Inspections

geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, laboratory testing, and non-destructive examinations involved in storage tanks.

When: Thursday, March 25th @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. (CST) Where: GoToWebinar A storage tank project is a major investment with little room for error. As oil and natural gas prices continue to remain low, tanks and underground storage options have become key to making the informed decisions that sellers and buyers are making to sustain profitability in these markets. If you are currently building storage tanks or considering it as a future option, do you know all the considerations necessary for testing and inspections prior to and during construction? Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach can produce a more holistic...

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Developing on Contaminated Sites: How to Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

When starting a project how often do you bring your geotechnical engineer and environmental consultant to the same table? This approach is often overlooked but with some forethought, you can save significant time, money and improve project results if you combine environmental and geotechnical investigations on your next project. Watch our environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering experts Jackie Dylla, CHMM and Josh Kirk, PE, dive into how combining environmental and geotechnical investigations can enhance your project during planning and site development phases. Learn more about: Getting the most out of your soil borings on projectsWhen geotechnical recommendations have environmental implications...

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Introduction to Retention Walls: Select the Right System For Your Next Project

Whether you are working on a transportation project or a new building development downtown, temporary retention walls are critical to the safety and stability of many projects. While you will likely hire a consultant to design your next support of excavation system, as a project owner do you know the basics of retention wall selection and their installation? Are you familiar with the common problems project owners encounter and how they can be avoided with the right advance planning? Tune into the recorded webinar as our retention wall expert, Jeff Segar, PE, SE, walks through an introduction to support of...

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Wood-Framed Buildings Webinar: Design and Construction Challenges You Need to Know

Wood frame structures are one of the most common systems to frame multi-family structures, but it often is unclear how to go about meeting the codes and standards for special inspections, firestopping and sound building envelopes. If not followed, many of the problems these structures face after construction are costly—and preventable if you know what to look for during the design and construction phases. Take a look behind the scenes at the issues special inspectors and building envelope experts can spot in wood frame structures on our recorded webinar with our Building and Structure Science experts, Jason Hanlon, PE, MSLE...

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Soil Compaction Fundamentals Webinar: Understand the Science Behind Soil Testing

Intelligent Soil Compaction

Soil compaction is vital to almost every construction project but sometimes is an overlooked service. Improper compaction methods can lead to unwanted maintenance costs or even failure of structural elements. Understanding the science behind soil compaction can help you identify potential issues which can arise during this phase of construction. Is the soil too wet? Is the correct Proctor being used? Is the proper equipment being used for this soil type? Watch our recorded webinar to take a closer look at the fundamentals of soil compaction and testing with Braun Intertec geotechnical engineering experts, Tom Posey, PE and Ben Butler,...

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Deep Foundations Integrity Testing Webinar: An Undervalued Quality Assurance Test

Deep Foundations Integrity Testing Webinar

Deep foundations provide the key support for most heavy structures but how can you confirm your newly installed foundations will function as specified? The answer often is integrity testing, a critical, yet underutilized, test method for projects with deep foundations. Integrity testing is valuable for any kind of deep foundation project which can include, high rises, bridges, transmission poles/towers as well as docks and wharfs. These projects often present numerous factors which can influence the type of integrity test best suited for the project from soil resistance, material properties (strength, density, etc.), reinforcement within the deep foundation, and the length...

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Concrete Pavement Specifications Webinar: Common Issues to Avoid

Concrete and Pavement Specifications

Are you looking to improve your next project’s concrete specifications to avoid common issues that come up during construction? Material specifications and reinforcement design is one area where projects often stumble and there are several common issues we routinely observe which you can avoid with changes to the initial project specifications for concrete.  Watch the recorded version of the webinar as our expert, Alf Gardiner from the Minneapolis, Minnesota Braun Intertec office, provides guidance available for concrete pavement design specifications which can help keep your next project on track. Gardiner has worked in the concrete industry for more than 20...

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Computed Radiography vs. Traditional Film Radiography Webinar: Is Your Operation Ready to Transition?

Computed Radiography

Do you know if Computed Radiography is right for your operation? With the right set of tools and knowledge, the transition from traditional film to digital is more straightforward than you’d think. With computed radiography rising in popularity, fabricators, constructors, foundries, and manufacturers are learning the value of qualified NDT technicians to implement the cost-saving computed radiography processes. Watch the recorded version of the webinar as our NDT experts, Ken LeBlanc and Wesley Soape from the La Porte, Texas Braun Intertec office, dive into the benefits of computed radiography. Learn more about: The difference between traditional film radiography and computed...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Stadiums and Vertical Structures Webinar: How to Get the Most out of Your Next Structural Steel Inspection

Do you know how to efficiently integrate a high-caliber structural steel inspection group into the construction of your next vertical structure or stadium? Special inspectors who maintain ICC certification in areas such as structural steel, welding, bolting, and fireproofing are a trove of information and, if well integrated into your project team, can help save time when questions arise during construction or spot issues that would affect the performance or safety of a structure. Watch as our best-in-class structural steel inspectors, Pat LaPlante, ICC-certified inspector and ASNT NDT Level-II and Taylor Carlson, ICC-certified inspector and ASNT NDT Level-II, whose experience...

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[OnDemand Webinar] How to Leverage Building Enclosure Commissioning for High Performance Structures

Building Sciences

Building enclosures are more complex and less forgiving than ever before. From assembly in the field under any weather condition to tradespeople who report to different contractors assembling the structure with minimal oversight, the list of variables that accompanies the construction of a structure is lengthy. When it’s all said and done, how can you verify the finished structure, enclosure systems and the systems’ installation will meet the project requirements? Watch as our building enclosure commissioning expert, Andre Lehr from our Houston, Texas office, dives into building enclosure commissioning and what architects, contractors and project managers should keep in mind...

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