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Structure Support On Laterally Swept Piles
Anyone who has observed a significant number of piles has seen that, inevitably, the pile is not perfectly straight after driving. In spite of the best efforts of contractors, there are a whole host of reasons for piles to end up out-of-plumb or to have a curve, sometimes referred to as pile sweep. For two, recent projects with numerous swept pile, the available research was determined to be limited in application given the investigated pile sizes, lengths and measured sweep. As a result, the project team chose to perform static load testing to evaluate the ultimate resistance of the swept...
January 3, 2018
Firestopping Special Inspections
Building code and fire inspection officials recently began strict enforcement of code requirements for firestopping inspections.The International Building Code (IBC) 2012, Section 1705.16 states that firestop inspections shall be included as part of the mandatory special inspections for high-risk facilities. But what is firestopping and is my building considered high-risk? Fill out the form below to watch a recorded version of our firestopping webinar....
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Construction News Features Article on Braun Intertec
Braun Intertec is featured in an article in the Dallas/Fort Worth section of Construction News, a Texas-based publication focusing on people, companies, trade associations and events within the construction industry. The article discusses how Braun Intertec and Apex Geoscience joined forces last September. In the article, South Region Director, Ryan Venable, weighs in on the acquisition and highlights the benefits we've experienced as a combined team. To read the full article, click here....