FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, Minnesota - May 1, 2019
Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce John A. Focht III, PE, has joined the firm as a senior geotechnical engineer in northern Texas. Focht brings nearly 38 years of leadership, project management experience and technical expertise serving clients within the public and private sectors on geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and construction materials testing projects across Texas. He also has significant geotechnical engineering experience in Mexico and construction experience in Saudi Arabia. As a senior geotechnical engineer at Braun Intertec, Focht will focus on the development and training of up-and-coming engineers in addition to client project management.
“We are thrilled to welcome John to our team of employee-owners at Braun Intertec,” said Jon Carlson, Braun Intertec CEO. “His dedication to technical excellence and range of experience in a variety of industries will add significant value as we continue to grow in northern Texas and beyond.”
Throughout his career, Focht has held a variety of leadership positions and developed significant experience working on complex projects, including both new highway construction and highway remediation, high-rise buildings, levees and dams, primary and secondary educational facilities, industrial and petrochemical facilities, airfields and port and harbor facilities. His technical expertise includes immediate and long-term settlement, deep excavations, global stability, expansive soils, karst, dispersive soils and collapsible soils.
Focht has also served as a consulting expert for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force and as a testifying expert for the U.S. Department of Justice. He also co-authored three peer-reviewed technical papers dealing with foundation movement, excavation retention performance and deep foundations on Texas barrier islands.
About Braun Intertec
Based in Minneapolis, employee-owned Braun Intertec (www.braunintertec.com) is a premier engineering, environmental consulting and testing firm with more than 1,000 employees located in Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Braun Intertec subsidiaries include Agile Frameworks, LLC, based in Minneapolis, as well as W&M Environmental Group, a division of Braun Intertec based in Plano, Texas.