Darrell Oman to Present at 56th ASHE Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste

Event Details Darrell Oman, a Technical Director and Senior Environmental Consultant from our Saint Paul, MN office, is presenting at the upcoming 56th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in Baltimore, MD on July 16, 2019. Darrell, who has more than thirty years of consulting and management experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) field, will be presenting on topics related to healthcare hazardous waste management, including: Regulatory compliance requirements for healthcare facility waste streams and waste stream management programs,Review recent Federal and State changes to Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste regulations,Environmental compliance program management approaches in healthcare...

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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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[OnDemand Webinar] Federal Environmental Policy Update: Upcoming Regulatory Changes

Wetlands delineation

Many of the most significant federal statutes regarding environmental protection and policy became law in the 1970s. However, these 1970’s-era laws are not static. Changing perspectives, scientific understanding, priorities and political views all affect how these laws are implemented. While the text of laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) have not changed, the federal regulations which implement these laws are subject to change. Furthermore, the outcomes of litigation can also affect how these laws are interpreted and enforced. This webinar will discuss some of the recent and...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Rotting Roofs: Causes, Mitigation and Code Requirements

Rotting Roof Mitigation and Code Requirements

Did you know in our climate, roof structures of some buildings that are about 10 years old, are failing years ahead of when they could be expected to have problems? Due to a change in the 2000 building code, some buildings were constructed without sprinklers in concealed spaces since the space was filled with fiberglass insulation. This change had the unintended consequence of creating condensation between the ceiling vapor retarder and roof deck, damaging the roof structure. Learn about the type of building having this problem; potential sources of moisture damage; tools to measure moisture accumulation; and how to create...

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Minnesota Association of Asphalt Technologists Lunch and Learn

Asphalt Road

Event Details When: Tuesday, May 7th - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)Where: Braun Intertec Minneapolis Office, 10090 Hampshire Avenue South, Suite #110, Minneapolis, MN 55438 Please join us at our Minneapolis office and receive continuing education credits as we host a free Minnesota Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (MAAPT) training. Lunch will be provided by Braun Intertec. Presentation Topics Project Scoping and Pavement Evaluation: For optimal repair selection, this presentation will discuss proper scoping of bituminous roadway projects. Topics will include data gathering, soil borings, pavement surface evaluations, pavement coring, Ground Penetrating Radar and Falling Weight Deflectometer testing. Rehabilitation Selection...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Water World: Preparing for Floods and Clean-Up

With several states already grappling with historic floods, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that more than half of the U.S. is at risk for flooding this spring. Are you prepared for this flood season? We can help. In the webinar, we discuss flood preparedness, environmental disaster relief and how to plan for clean up after the water resides. With some advanced planning, a property owner can reduce their potential risk and make a more rapid recovery. Meet the Speakers Charles Brenner, PE, LEED, AP Vice President - Principal Materials Engineer As a Principal Materials Engineer and Vice...

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Tier II Reporting: What You Need to Know This Reporting Season

Hazardous Waste

Tier II reports, i.e. Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory forms, are forms businesses with hazardous chemicals need to submit each year. These reports help communities plan and respond to emergencies and help various state and local agencies understand the risks posed by materials in facilities. Failing to comply with Tier II requirements can be costly to your organization, which is why it’s important to carefully review your facility and determine if you need to submit a report. With the March 1st reporting deadline fast approaching, this post will cover what Tier II reporting is and how to determine if you...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Navigating Environmental Challenges Related to Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Projects

Affordable Housing

Planning for and understanding the environmental challenges related to affordable housing rehabilitation projects can help mitigate risks and increase the success of your projects. Join us for a free webinar on the environmental challenges and risk management considerations for affordable housing rehabilitation projects. We will discuss the different types of rehabilitation projects, the common environmental issues and challenges for each type of project, and the processes to evaluate and quantify the risks. Case studies of recent affordable housing rehabilitation projects will be presented providing examples of the environmental challenges and risk management processes implemented. Appropriate assessment and planning for your...

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Josh Kadrmas Speaking at NASECA Spring Conference

Spill Response

Event Details What: North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association (NASECA) Spring ConferenceWhen: March 5th, 2019 Where: Grand Hotel in Minot, North Dakota Braun Intertec is looking forward to hearing our very own Senior Engineer, Josh Kadrmas, share his expertise on spill prevention control, stormwater pollution plan and managing contaminated soils at the upcoming NASECA Spring Conference in Minot, ND on March 5, 2019. This one-day conference provides various educational sessions focused on compliance with the State Stormwater permits and local MS4 requirements. In addition to his presentation on integrating SPCC and SWPPP requirements, Josh will also be presenting on...

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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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