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Oil Well Pad Landslide Repair
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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...
December 6, 2017
S. Brent McNeme, PE, Joins Braun Intertec in Arlington
Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce S. Brent McNeme, PE has joined the Arlington, Texas office as Associate Principal and Senior Engineer. McNeme brings almost 15 years of specialized geotechnical and materials laboratory experience serving local and state governments, federal agencies, commercial interests, oil and gas clients and residential contractors. “I’m thrilled to have Brent join our Arlington team. As we continue to grow our team in Texas, Brent’s strong reputation and extensive geotechnical experience throughout the state adds to our ability to deliver quality services to...