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February 13, 2018
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
[OnDemand Webinar] 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....
May 12, 2016
Cleaning Up Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary
During an Arbor Day event held at the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary, a group of Braun Intertec volunteers helped plant 13,000 native grasses and wild flowers while more than 200 other volunteers planted 700 trees and shrubs. The Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary is a 42 acre site, located in St. Paul, MN, which had a long railroad and industrial history that destroyed the natural valley and brook. Over the past several years the area has been transformed into a nature preserve. Braun Intertec has volunteered at this event over the past several years to help repopulate the sanctuary with native...