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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...
July 10, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] Nondestructive Testing of Concrete
Concrete is widely regarded as the most used man-made material in the world. Even with superb advances in modern concrete technologies to make more durable, longer-lasting structures today, the need for assessment and evaluation of existing concrete structures has never been higher. Non-destructive testing (NDT) of concrete is a commonly used (and often misused) approach to evaluate existing concrete structures. Learn more about non-destructive testing and how it can be an asset in the evaluation of concrete structures. This presentation will help you to understand: The difference between concrete NDT and other common NDE methods NDT for concrete strength versus...
February 1, 2016
2016 Engineering Excellence Awards: Braun Intertec Project Winners
Braun Intertec was a key member of three projects that were recently recognized at the 2016 ACEC Minnesota Engineering Excellence Awards banquet. For 49 years, these awards have recognized engineering achievements within Minnesota that exhibit the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. A total of 31 projects were submitted this year, and of those projects there were 10 Grand awards and 21 Honor awards given. The three projects which Braun Intertec was recognized for were: Lindau Lane Grade Separation, which won a Grand award; CHS Field, which won an honor award; and Warner Road Bridge, which also won an honor award....