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Oil Well Pad Landslide Repair
Abstract: A wetter than usual spring season caused numerous landslides in the Badland Region of North Dakota, including the failure of the Mormon Butte oil well platform after thirty years of active service. This case study will detail the site investigation, design, and construction of a geologically sensitive site located on U.S. Forest Service land. The main concern was how much failed soil could be removed without compromising the well. Analyses were performed to determine a safe temporary slope to allow for the removal of some of the failed soils. To read more on how the platform was completed and...
November 11, 2019
[OnDemand Webinar] How to Read a Geotechnical Report and Leverage Valuable Insights
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...
December 3, 2019
Braun Intertec Supports Engineers Without Borders to Build New School in Guatemala
Ben Tanko, a geotechnical engineer from our Bloomington office, recently traveled to Guatemala with a group of engineers from Minneapolis/St. Paul to help build a school in a rural community. Ben is a member of the Minnesota chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities in developing countries to help design, fund, and construct projects they need. Common projects that many communities request include new schools, water distribution systems, sanitary systems or bridges. Since March, Ben and the rest of the design team have been working on designing and funding a new school...