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Soil Compaction Fundamentals Webinar: Understand the Science Behind Soil Testing

Soil compaction is vital to almost every construction project but sometimes is an overlooked service. Improper compaction methods can lead to unwanted maintenance costs or even failure of structural elements. Understanding the science behind soil compaction can help you identify potential issues which can arise during this phase of construction. Is the soil too wet? Is the correct Proctor being used? Is the proper equipment being used for this soil type?

Watch our recorded webinar to take a closer look at the fundamentals of soil compaction and testing with Braun Intertec geotechnical engineering experts, Tom Posey, PE and Ben Butler, PE. Tom and Ben will walk you through what to expect from soils testing and share insight that might prevent you from stumbling upon on-site surprises on your next project.

Learn more about:

  • Basic soil mechanics
  • The purpose of soil compaction
  • How soil compaction is verified in the field
  • How—and why—lab and field soil compaction tests are different
  • Factors you have control over in the field and how they impact the outcome of your project

Complete the form below to watch a recorded version of the webinar.


Meet the Speakers


Tom Posey Geotechnical Engineer Houston Texas

Tom Posey, PE
Technical Leader

Tom Posey is a Technical Leader out of our Houston, TX office. He brings 25 years of experience consulting on commercial infrastructure and industrial projects and his primary areas of expertise include: soft compressible soils, deep foundation systems and construction materials testing. Tom focuses on providing technical guidance to professional and field staff along with client project management. 

Ben Butler Geotechnical Project Engineer Iowa

Ben Butler, PE
Project Engineer

Ben Butler is a Project Engineer based in our Cedar Rapids, Iowa office. He is responsible for managing the construction materials testing group for our Iowa operations. His other roles include coordinating and performing geotechnical evaluations, managing construction materials testing and special inspection projects, and staffing and recruiting. Ben also has five years of field experience in construction materials testing and geotechnical instrumentation on primarily commercial, institutional, and heavy civil projects.