Trent Whitley, PE Joins Braun Intertec Engineering and Testing Team in Sulphur, Louisiana

Trent Whitley, PE Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting, and testing firm with more than 35 offices in seven states, is pleased to announce Trent Whitley, PE has joined the Braun Intertec team in our Sulphur, La. office. Whitley will lead the geotechnical engineering team in the company’s Sulphur, La. and Beaumont, Texas locations. “We are pleased to welcome Trent to our team of employee-owners at Braun Intertec,” said Jon Carlson, Braun Intertec CEO. “He is a skilled engineer who excels at building client relationships and will be an asset to our team as we continue to expand in the Gulf...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Chris Calhoun, Project Engineer, La Porte, Texas

For 2021 Engineers Week we reached out to engineering leaders and up-and-coming engineering leaders at Braun Intertec to learn more about their role, what attracted them to the profession and how they are mentoring the next generation of engineers. Chris Calhoun joined Braun Intertec in April 2020 with 13 years of experience and a noteworthy history of technical excellence in multi-disciplinary geoengineering fields which include geotechnical engineering design and consulting practices; geological exploration; and geohazard mitigation construction. In addition to his geotechnical engineering know-how, Chris is also accomplished in project execution and an integral part of the La Porte, Texas...

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Leadership Spotlight with Kim Macy: Vice President

For 2021 Engineers Week we reached out to engineering leaders and up-and-coming engineering leaders at Braun Intertec to learn more about their role, what attracted them to the profession and how they are mentoring the next generation of engineers.With 25 years of leadership and project management experience, Kim Macy’s path to serving as the leader of Braun Intertec South Central Engineering and Testing demonstrates how a highly successful career in engineering isn’t one-size-fits-all. As a leader at Braun Intertec, Kim stands out as an employee-owner, leader and mentor of new talent who lives Braun Intertec core values every day. What...

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Engineering your career path: 3 tips to finding your best fit as a consulting engineer

By Sean Swartz, PE - February 23, 2021 We are kicking off our celebration of National Engineers Week 2021 with a message from Sean Swartz, our Senior Vice President, in charge of our Engineering and Testing group sharing some tips for anyone pursuing a career as a consulting engineer. We will be celebrating National Engineers Week all week so watch this blog for more content as we spotlight a couple of our exceptional engineering team members.  It’s National Engineers Week 2021! At Braun Intertec, we are proud to be a leader within our engineering community, and we consider ourselves blessed...

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It Starts in the Soils: Initial Phases of Ground Storage Tank Construction Design, Testing, and Inspection

In the first part of this series, we will discuss initial phases of design and construction inspection for storage tank construction. The Concept As you lay out of your tanks, whether they are in a grid, located along a specific topographic contour, or simply organized to fit to the shape of your property, you will start to see a picture of what your tank farm will eventually look like. Of course, you will also consider tank size, how the product will enter and exit the tanks, and how much they will weigh once in use. As you plan, do you...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Justin Humke, Business Unit Leader, Des Moines, Iowa

We recently met with Justin Humke, a Business Unit Leader from our South Central region who is based out of our Des Moines, Iowa office to learn how he has grown at Braun Intertec and what it’s like working with his team. What is your role at Braun Intertec?I’m currently a Business Unit Leader for the Upper Midwest region. My background is in geotechnical engineering but I’ve since taken on more of an operational and business development role.   Tell us about your background.I studied engineering for a funny reason, actually. I don’t have any family or friends in this...

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Building Storage Tanks? What You Need to Know about Testing and Inspections

geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, laboratory testing, and non-destructive examinations involved in storage tanks.

When: Thursday, March 25th @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. (CST) Where: GoToWebinar A storage tank project is a major investment with little room for error. As oil and natural gas prices continue to remain low, tanks and underground storage options have become key to making the informed decisions that sellers and buyers are making to sustain profitability in these markets. If you are currently building storage tanks or considering it as a future option, do you know all the considerations necessary for testing and inspections prior to and during construction? Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach can produce a more holistic...

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Developing on Contaminated Sites: How to Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

When starting a project how often do you bring your geotechnical engineer and environmental consultant to the same table? This approach is often overlooked but with some forethought, you can save significant time, money and improve project results if you combine environmental and geotechnical investigations on your next project. Watch our environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering experts Jackie Dylla, CHMM and Josh Kirk, PE, dive into how combining environmental and geotechnical investigations can enhance your project during planning and site development phases. Learn more about: Getting the most out of your soil borings on projectsWhen geotechnical recommendations have environmental implications...

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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Alex Brochard, PE, Operations Manager, Lafayette, Louisiana

We recently met with operations manager, Alex Brochard, to discuss his background and his experience working on our Lafayette, Louisiana team.   Tell us a little bit about your background.After completing my Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December 2008, I hit the ground immediately in the field of geotechnical engineering. My initial experience included construction materials testing (CMT), field logging, cone penetration testing, instrumentation monitoring; with gradual exposure to geotechnical engineering and report preparation. In December 2012, I became a licensed PE in Louisiana and have been involved with various industrial,...

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Ryan Benson, PE Joins Braun Intertec

Ryan Benson, PEPrincipal Engineer Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with more than 35 offices in seven states, is pleased to announce Ryan Benson, PE has joined the Braun Intertec team in Hibbing, Minnesota. Benson brings more than 20 years of experience in geotechnical consulting, foundation system design, design of value engineered ground modification foundation systems, project management and land development. “We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to our team of employee-owners at Braun Intertec,” said Jon Carlson, Braun Intertec CEO. “He is an exceptionally well-rounded leader and skilled engineer who brings experience in multiple industries, operational leadership,...

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