Meet the Team: La Porte Office Spotlight

About Our Team Home to more than 30 engineers, technicians and scientists, our La Porte, Texas office first opened in May 2019, and currently provides geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and nondestructive examination services. We sat down with the La Porte Operations Manager, Kevin Williams, to discuss what services and expertise our La Porte office can provide to clients on the Gulf Coast, what sets the team apart from other engineering firms in the area, and our involvement in the community.  Why did we open an office in this area?La Porte is located in the center of the oil and...

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Meet the Team: Tyler Office Spotlight

Who We Are The Braun Intertec office in Tyler, Texas is home to over 20 of our dedicated employee-owners who are eager to serve their clients in a variety of market sectors. Our Tyler office is supported by a nationwide network of employees and resources and currently offers a wide range of professional consulting services which include: Construction Materials TestingMaterials LaboratoryEnvironmental ConsultingGeotechnical Engineering Our talented team in Tyler is part of a greater network in North Texas and has a deep understanding of client’s needs in the area. This expertise allows us to work in a variety of market sectors...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet Kevin Nicoletta

Kevin Nicoletta: Dallas Project Engineer Kevin Nicoletta is a project engineer who works out of our office in Dallas, Texas. We sat down with him for a conversation to learn more about his background, professional role and path to becoming a Braun Intertec employee. What is your role at Braun Intertec and what do you specialize in? I’m a project engineer and construction materials testing (CMT) project manager. I handle the day to day operations with CMT projects as well as some geotechnical report work. I also do some work on proposals and a bit of business development, but I...

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Braun Intertec Attends Texas City ISD Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Texas City ISD groundbreaking ceremony

On Monday, July 29th, a few of our team members joined Texas City Independent School District for groundbreaking ceremonies on the sites of three future elementary schools: Guajardo Elementary School, Simms Elementary School and Hayley Elementary School. In 2018 Texas City ISD voters approved a $136.1 million school bond referendum to rebuild four schools within the district. These new schools will bring much needed improvements for the district and the local community, which was affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and required many students and teachers to relocate to temporary facilities.  The Texas City ISD groundbreaking ceremonies kicked off construction...

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Meet the Team: Houston Office Spotlight

Who We Are Braun Intertec introduced itself in Houston, Texas in 2017 and has rapidly grown to offer a wide range of professional services and industry expertise. With the support of our nationwide employee network and technical resources, we provide professional consulting services which include: Geotechnical EngineeringConstruction Materials Testing and InspectionsEnvironmental ConsultingBuilding and Structure Sciences Consulting Services Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, with a population of more than 4.5 million throughout the greater Houston area. Due to its massive size and rapid growth, the city has a great need for infrastructure development and construction of...

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Braun Intertec Offers Educational Sessions to Clients

Educational Sessions speakers

A few of our employee-owners from our Texas offices recently stopped into EDI International's Houston office to speak about our technical specialties in environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and building and structures sciences. EDI is a global architecture, interior design, and planning firm that specialties in hospitality, residential and mixed-use projects. During the presentation, we covered several topics, including how environmental site assessments can assist your projects, how to read a geotechnical engineering report, what construction materials testing means to your project and important things to know about your building's performance. Our team is available to provide educational...

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Co-Op Mentor Spotlight with Houston Operations Supervisor Michael Hernandez

Co-Op Program - Texas co-ops

Michael Hernandez is an operations supervisor who works out of our Houston, TX office. Previously, Michael also served as one a mentor for our co-op internship program, which offers current students the opportunity to gain industry experience and guidance from seasoned professionals to help them grow professionally. With our co-op program ramping up again this summer, we asked Michael a few questions about his experience as a co-op mentor and working at Braun Intertec. How long have you worked at Braun Intertec and what is your current role?I’ve been with Braun Intertec close to five years and I’m currently the...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Meet John Holman

We sat down with Senior Engineer John Holman, who works out of our La Porte, Texas office and specializes in deep foundations engineering to ask him a few questions on his background, expertise, and his time at Braun Intertec. Here’s what he had to say: What is your role at Braun Intertec and what do you specialize in? I am a Senior Engineer and I specialize in deep foundations engineering, construction materials testing, and structures evaluation. When I’m sent out on projects I verify that what is being built (buildings, bridges, oil and gas facilities, etc.) meets the geotechnical and...

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Meet the Braun Intertec Construction Materials Testing Consultants and Geotechnical Engineers in Texarkana

Braun Intertec

Over the past decade, the city of Texarkana has transformed into a major transportation corridor thanks to the intersection of several interstate highways. This local transformation has increased demand for new business in the area, as well as the infrastructure required to support it. Braun Intertec, a geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm with locations across the Central United States, has had an office in Texarkana since 2015. With the support of our companywide resources, we can provide several professional consulting services to the growing Texarkana region, which primarily include: Construction Materials TestingGeotechnical EngineeringEnvironmental Consulting About our Team Our...

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Concrete Slump Testing: Why Bother?

I have seen multiple blog posts recently critical of the slump test. Some have even gone as far to say slump is a useless test. While I agree slump is a very old test method, it is still a powerful and worthwhile tool in the concrete industry. Others within our industry have advocated the slump test should not be conducted when running quality control or quality assurance (QC/QA) testing on a project. However, if we don’t employ the slump test, what other controls could replace it and still give the design team and end user a level of confidence that...

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