Kim Macy, SET, DBIA, Joins Braun Intertec in North Texas

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Kim L. Macy, SET, DBIA, has joined the firm as a Principal and the Regional Consulting Director for North Texas operations. Macy brings nearly 25 years of leadership and project management experience serving clients within the public and private sectors on environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing projects in Texas. “I’m incredibly pleased to welcome Kim to our team,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “With a strong reputation for being a trusted client advisor and developing collaborative teams,...

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A Look Inside: Life as a CMT Technician

Braun Intertec

What is a construction materials testing technician? A construction materials testing (CMT) technician performs a variety of tests and inspections on construction materials such as soils, deep foundations, concrete, asphalt and masonry. They check that the components of each unique structure has been assembled in a manner consistent with its plans and specifications. Design teams communicate their requirements to contractors who build the designs, and CMT technicians help provide the expertise to know it is done right. But what does a normal day look like for these technicians? While CMT technician responsibilities can vary greatly, we'll do our best to...

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New, Custom-Built Mobile Materials Laboratory at Braun Intertec

Mobile Materials Laboratory

Cost-efficient and convenient construction materials laboratory Whether it’s on the windswept North Dakota prairie delivering soils to test in -30F degree weather or analyzing pavement samples in the 115F heat of a scorching summer day on the Texas plains, we’ve got you covered. At first glance this sounds both miserable and impossible, but as our Materials Laboratory Manager Thor Stangebye informs us, neither has to be true when you’re working with the Braun Intertec Materials Laboratory. That’s because we custom build mobile laboratories for these exact conditions. “We asked people, ‘If you see anything we can do better with our...

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Meet Our Geotechnical Engineers and Construction Materials Testing Consultants in Arlington, Texas

Who We Are Home to approximately 25 geotechnical engineers and construction materials testing consultants in Arlington, Texas, our local team members offer a wide range of services to our clients. Arlington’s primary service categories include: Geotechnical engineering Construction materials testing Nondestructive testing Unmanned aerial systems Cone penetration testing Environmental consulting Drilling Currently, our Arlington office’s largest and most high-profile project is the new Texas Rangers Stadium, for which we are proud to provide construction materials testing and structural steel inspections. In addition, Arlington’s talented team has also worked on projects for the University of North Texas, City of Rockville, Fort...

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Next Generation Reporting: Mobile Solutions for Field Data Collection

Geotechnical Engineer

Challenges to Field Data Collection Imagine you are on a construction site collecting data for a soil density test or a concrete test and then need to manually write down all of the field data you collected to complete the daily report. In the construction material testing industry, a real challenge can be the delay between the time the test is performed and final reporting to clients. Traditionally, field technicians who performed field testing and observations also recorded the results, completed paper daily reports and then would have to wait until they got back to the office to input the...

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Eduardo Pulido Joins Braun Intertec in San Antonio

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Eduardo Pulido has joined our San Antonio office as operations manager for construction materials testing (CMT). Pulido brings a wealth of experience in both geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing. “I’m pleased to have Eduardo Pulido join our San Antonio team,” says Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec. “Thanks to our growing team of highly-skilled engineers, technicians and scientists like Eduardo, Braun Intertec continues to expand its business and service expertise to assist our clients across the state of...

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Braun Intertec expands technical expertise in Dallas and Tyler, Texas

Braun Intertec Truck At Texas Job Site

Braun Intertec is proud to announce three employee-owners have transferred to our office locations in Dallas and Tyler, Texas broadening our technical expertise in key sectors. The latest employee moves will bolster our current service offering in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing. Cody Wardien, project engineer with nearly seven years of experience, is now located in our Tyler, Texas office. Wardien specializes in geotechnical evaluations, construction materials testing project management, geotechnical and construction materials testing proposal development and field instrumentation. He has managed projects for a broad range of clients including, oil and gas facilities, residential home construction, agricultural...

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Construction Underway for the Texas Rangers Ballpark Complex

Texas Rangers Ballpark

Construction activities for the Texas Rangers Ballpark Complex are well underway. The venue, located in Arlington, Texas will seat 40,000 spectators and feature a retractable roof for the warm summer weather. Our team is proud to provide construction materials testing and structural steel inspections on this exceptional project, and look forward to its completion in 2020. Check out this article to see the latest updates on the ballpark's progress....

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Kevin D. Williams Joins Braun Intertec in Texas City

Kevin D. Williams Joins Braun Intertec in Texas City Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Kevin D. Williams has joined the Texas City, Texas office as Operations Manager. Williams brings over 25 years of specialized geotechnical and materials testing experience serving clients throughout the greater Houston area and Gulf Coast. “I’m pleased to have Kevin join our Texas City team,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “With his diverse experience working with quality management systems as well as health and safety, Kevin’s background aligns with our vision...

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Introduction to Special Inspections: Is Somebody Trying to Cut Corners on Your Project?

Special Inspections webinar

A majority of buildings require special inspections by the building code, but this process is often misunderstood. Special inspections can add value and provide greater confidence in the construction process when properly implemented, but did you know you also have responsibilities in this process? Complete the form to view a recorded version of our special inspections webinar to find out the answers to these questions and more....

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