Braun Intertec Environmental Engineer, Kaitlin Ouverson, Nominated for MNCREW Community Impact Award

Today, Braun Intertec environmental engineer Kaitlin Ouverson will be recognized as a nominee for the Community Impact Award at the MNCREW celebration awards. This awards ceremony recognizes outstanding women who have displayed leadership, an understanding of the commercial real estate industry and have been a positive influence within their own firms and the greater industry. MNCREW, Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women, is an organization whose mission is to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. Members of this organization include anyone involved in a real estate transaction such as brokers, developers, general contractors, engineers, attorneys and marketing...

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W&M Environmental Group Joins Braun Intertec

W&M Environmental Group Joins Braun Intertec

Braun Intertec, a premier geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting and testing firm, is pleased to announce it has acquired W&M Environmental Group, LLC (W&M), a Texas-based environmental consulting firm. W&M brings a team of experienced environmental consultants, known for successfully managing projects, in fact, their motto is, "We Get Projects Done." "I am thrilled we have the opportunity to add these talented environmental scientists, geologists, and engineers to our team of employee-owners," says Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec. "Our firms are well-aligned and our whole team is committed to being the Consultant of Choice for our clients. The addition of W&M complements our...

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Josh Kadrmas Speaking at North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference

Subsurface Investigations

Event Details What: 90th Annual North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference When: October 16th -18th, 2018 Where: Alerus Center, 1200 S 42nd St., Grand Forks, ND 58201 Josh Kadrmas, a project engineer from our Fargo office, has been selected to speak at the upcoming 2018 North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference in Grand Forks on October 16th. This conference meets jointly with the North Dakota Chapter of the American Public Water Works Association, the North Dakota Water Environment Association, the North Dakota Section of the American Water Works Association and the North Dakota Chapter of the North American...

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Demystifying the Due Diligence Process: Site Selection Demo

Environmental consulting

Thursday, September 27th 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CST) 830 Boone Avenue N, Golden Valley, MN 55427 Mark your calendars and join us for RJM Construction's "Building Knowledge" workshop where we will be speaking about due diligence and site selection. Learn what you need to know during the site selection process to protect your investment and navigate these complicated issues. Part 1 of a 2-part series. Due diligence – why it is important Phase I ESA – what it is, what it isn’t, and when you need one Phase II ESA – limitations, various approaches Vapor intrusion Liability issues Assurance letters – NAD,...

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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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Updated Minnesota Construction Stormwater Permit: What You Need to Know as an Owner/Operator

SWPPP

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has just finalized the 2018 construction stormwater permit and new projects going forward will be subject to the revised rules. This new permit is effective beginning August 1, 2018 and expires July 31, 2023. The MPCA recognizes that the best way to improve water quality in Minnesota is to better manage stormwater – which can have devastating consequences on the quality of our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. Because of this fact, the agency has regularly enforced the conditions within the permit, and we expect the trend to continue with the adoption of the...

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Brian Conrad joins Braun Intertec in Kansas City

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Brian Conrad has joined our Kansas City office. Conrad joins the firm as a senior environmental scientist bringing nearly 20 years of field investigation and project management experience under state-led environmental programs and private consulting since 2004. “We are pleased to welcome Brian as a new employee-owner to Braun Intertec,” says Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec. “Brian’s blend of experience in environmental policy, private-sector due diligence and brownfield site redevelopment will be a major asset to our firm as we...

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Avoid Delays! How to get a Wetland Permit

Wetlands delineation

Efficient Wetland Permitting Like clockwork, the much-awaited onset of warmer weather in northern states brings the start of construction season. Contractors are actively digging and moving dirt, and in some cases, that activity impacts wetlands. Regardless of the season or locale, I have a few tips to help successfully identify and manage impacts to wetlands and other water bodies and how to obtain a subsequent wetland permit on construction projects. To begin with, if there is a chance that wetlands may be affected, I recommend early communication with regulatory agencies. This includes the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...

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What Lies Beneath: Environmental Concerns In Construction

Subsurface Investigations

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? While replacing municipal utilities the excavation contractor pulls up a greenish-gray bucket of soil smelling like diesel fuel.  During construction of a new downtown office building on an existing parking lot, it was discovered that the previous building had simply been knocked-down and buried beneath the pavement. Redevelopment of a blighted property is all set to go, as soon as the abandoned buildings can be safely torn down and properly disposed of. Historical activities that occurred on or adjacent to a property often leave hidden contamination or buried debris in the subsurface. Sometimes...

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MPCA Announces Vapor Intrusion Stakeholder Advisory Group

In March 2018, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced the formation of a Vapor Intrusion Stakeholder Advisory Group to provide input to the MPCA as they develop its best management practices (BMPs) for vapor intrusion mitigation of commercial and industrial properties in Minnesota. The Stakeholder Advisory Group is comprised of individuals from several affected industries including commercial real estate and redevelopment, non-profit organizations, commercial lenders, grant agencies, legal firms, state agencies and environmental consultants.  Kaitlin Thell Ouverson, a project engineer from Braun Intertec, was invited by the MPCA to be one of three people to represent the environmental consulting...

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