Over the past 60 years, Braun Intertec has been known as an industry leader and reliable partner by providing timely and cost-effective engineering solutions for our clients. We’ve built a trusted reputation for delivering results that made us the consultant of choice across the industry. Through effective communication and collaboration with our clients and our team’s passion for innovation, we have developed a proven track record of providing quality solutions and recommendations for our client’s engineering and environmental design and forensic challenges.
As part of our commitment to quality, we recently opened an accredited materials laboratory in our Houston office. Reliable engineering solutions are based on sound engineering judgment supported by accurate materials data and our state-of-the-art materials laboratory is designed to provide around the clock data collection to support those ends. Through automated real-time data acquisition methods, materials properties information is obtained in a fraction of the time, keeping projects schedules on-time and speeding report delivery at no additional cost to clients.
A brief example of this would be the soil consolidation test. Typical loading, unloading, and reloading with 20 load increments would normally take several weeks to perform the tests. With automatic, around the clock data collection, real-time analysis, and load adjustments at the proper T100, the test can be completed in as little as 4 days. Additional capabilities of our laboratory include automated soil hydraulic conductivity (permeability), swell, triaxial strength and unconfined compression testing, California Bearing Ratio testing, and much more.
We believe our clients deserve top-notch service, and that is why our Houston Materials Laboratory is performing our services in accordance with ISO 17025 standards. Third-party accreditation gives our clients confidence that their projects receive quality testing results that conform to national and international standards.