National Safety Month: Safe Driving Tips in Work Zones

June is National Safety month, and in observance of this important topic we will post a new article each week in June that focuses on safety to promote a safe and healthy workplace. Check out the previous weekly post to read about this year's safety month series. Did you know there are more than 250 active roadway work zones scheduled throughout the state of Minnesota for the 2018 construction season? (Source) From my vantage as the Transportation Market Division Leader at Braun Intertec, I see that our coworkers and clients are frequently on the front lines of active work zones where...

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5 Tips for Engineers Starting Their Career

Materials Lab

With commencement speech season upon us again, I wanted to share some of the thoughts and observations I have compiled over my 40-year career in the world of construction and engineering with new engineers starting their career this spring. These observations are things I believe all new engineers should experience but may not have learned in their coursework. Here are five tips I believe will help engineers starting their career: Develop a relationship with a mentor When I graduated from the University of Minnesota, the engineers I worked for were of the opinion that I graduated with, whether it was...

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Josh Kadrmas Speaking at South Dakota Engineering Society Conference

Josh Kadrmas

What: 58th Annual South Dakota Engineering Society Conference Where: Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD When: April 4-6, 2018 Josh Kadrmas, a project engineer from our Fargo office, has been selected to speak at the upcoming 2018 South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES) Annual Conference in Sioux Falls on April 4th through the 6th. Drawing in over 200 professional engineers from South Dakota, the annual SDES conference offers numerous presentations across various engineering disciplines. Environmental Concerns in Construction On the surface of parking lots and greenspaces there’s usually little evidence to suggest that anything is amiss. But hidden deep within...

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Braun Intertec Educational Series: Construction Vibration Risk Management, P3 Projects, Instrumentation

Thursday, March 8th 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST) 10900 Hampshire Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55438 Mark your calendars as we host an educational series featuring three presentations designed to strengthen your knowledge of construction vibration management, public private partnerhsips (PPP), and instrumentation. Please join us in-person at our Minneapolis headquarters, or watch the live stream of the presentation. In addition to this plethora of knowledge, attendees will receive CEUs for their participation. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Register for In-Person Register for Live Stream   Agenda and Presentation Topics Registration  (9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.) Introduction and Overview (9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Construction Vibration...

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ASCE Sponsored Presentation on Non-Destructive Testing – October 19th in Lafayette, LA

Ground Penetrating Radar

Non-destructive testing techniques have not changed in many years, although we are seeing an increase in their use. With more powerful computers, able to handle reams of data in real time on a project site, the sky may be the limit for non-destructive testing. Braun Intertec invites you to attend a presentation by our very own Alfred Gardiner, PE on non-destructive testing. We will cover how to use these techniques, what techniques work in different situations, and will review case studies of GPR, Pulse Velocity, Impact Echo, Parallel Seismic, and much more. When: October 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM Where: Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, 2336 Kaliste Saloom...

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Braun Intertec Education Series: Concrete Seminar – April 15th in Bismarck, ND

concrete Texas

Due to popular demand, we are hosting another concrete seminar! Join us as we host an educational series featuring four great workshops designed to strengthen your knowledge on concrete mixtures, petrography, non-destructive testing, and pavement. In addition to this cornucopia knowledge, attendees will receive CEUs for their participation in this educational session. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The course will run from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on April 15th at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND. Our workshop includes: Concrete Mixtures - Where Strength and Durability Intersect Petrographic Analysis - A Tool for Solving Construction Issues Non-Destructive Testing - A Tool for...

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Braun Intertec Education Series: Concrete Seminar – April 8th in Kansas City

concrete Texas

Due to popular demand, we are hosting another concrete seminar! Join us as we host a free educational series featuring four great workshops designed to strengthen your knowledge on concrete mixtures, petrography, non-destructive testing, and pavement. In addition to this cornucopia knowledge, attendees will receive CEUs for their participation in this educational session. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The course will run from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on April 8th at the University of Kansas, BEST Building  in Overland Park, KS. Our workshop includes: Concrete Mixtures - Where Strength and Durability Intersect Petrographic Analysis - A Tool for Solving Construction Issues Non-Destructive...

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Local Robotics Team Visits Braun Intertec

Local Robotics Team Visits Braun Intertec

Ponytail Posse, an all-girls robotics team from Shoreview, MN recently visited our Minneapolis location to tell us a bit about what their group does and demonstrate some of their robot’s capabilities. This talented team participates in the “FIRST” program where they design, build, and program a robot to compete against other teams at regional tournaments. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” and promotes STEM skills in schools. The Ponytail Posse has been together since elementary school, starting with FIRST’s Lego League programs, and is currently participating in their second year of the First Tech Challenge (FTC),...

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