FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis - January 16, 2015
Braun Intertec, one of the Upper Midwest’s premier engineering, consulting and testing firms, had the honor of sending two representatives as highlighted speakers in a joint presentation with MnDOT at the recent Minnesota Brownfields Vapor Intrusion Forum.
From the Environmental Consultant group: Mike Beck, Senior Engineer, and Jackie Dylla, Senior Scientist, were invited to present the results of a recently completed project with MnDOT in which Braun Intertec researched and identified guidance documents applicable to managing intrusion of contaminated soil vapor into utility corridors constructed within MnDOT roadways.
The research included reviewing guidance documents published by Minnesota and federal regulatory agencies as well as interviewing representatives of transportation departments from nine other states to help identify ‘best practices’ in the industry. Through this diligent research, a few major gaps were identified which may result in further studies and changes in vapor intrusion regulations.
Like radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be entering buildings via vapor intrusion (VI) at concentrations that could have an effect on an individual’s health. At Braun Intertec, our environmental consultants understand how to properly manage environmental contamination issues. In addition, Braun Intertec can perform investigations to define the problem, work with regulators, provide litigation support and public communications, and design, install and operate mitigation systems.
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 600 employees located in multiple Twin Cities offices, as well as in Duluth, Hibbing, Mankato, Rochester, and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Braun Intertec also has offices in Bismarck, Dickinson, West Fargo, and Minot, North Dakota; La Crosse and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and San Antonio, Texas. Braun Intertec subsidiaries include Agile Frameworks, LLC, Braun Intertec Geothermal, LLC, both based in Minneapolis.