Leadership Spotlight with Chris Kehl: Vice President and Principal Engineer

We recently spoke with Chris Kehl to learn more about his new role as Vice President and Principal Engineer. We asked him about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec in his new role, and his advice for those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? In addition to serving clients by running and reviewing geotechnical engineering and construction testing projects, my internal responsibilities include being the Technical Practice Leader for construction materials testing, and I also have operational responsibilities for the Twin Cities construction materials testing group. What is your professional...

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Leadership Spotlight with Nate McKinney: Vice President

We recently asked Nate McKinney about his new role as Vice President and Technical Practice Leader for our Engineering group. We learned more about his background, the focus Braun Intertec puts on continuous improvement and what he looks for in a new team member. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I am a Vice President and the Technical Practice Leader for the Engineering group at Braun Intertec. This means I work closely with the leaders of our Engineering and Testing group, Sean Swartz and Ryan Venable, to strengthen the technical excellence of our group. I also serve our...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Crane Pad Design: Small Details That Can Make Or Break Your Project

Crane Pad Design

How much thought did you give the last crane pad design on your project? Did you confirm its design was both reliable while also meeting project requirements? The foundation design of a crane pad is vital to a safe and effective project but even one small, unaccounted-for variable can leave a crane vulnerable to toppling, collapse or other unsafe conditions. Watch as John A. Focht III, PE, our South Central region Technical Leader and Project Engineer, Randy Deatherage from the Braun Intertec Dallas, Texas office as they discuss the complexities of designing a safe crane pad whatever the terrain; answer...

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Meet the Team: Wichita Falls Office Spotlight

About Our Team Home to a tight-knit group of employee-owners, our Wichita Falls, Texas office currently provides geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and asphalt services to clients in West Texas as well as Oklahoma. We sat down with the Wichita Falls Operations Supervisor, Boyd Branch, to discuss what services and expertise our Wichita Falls office can provide to clients, what sets the team apart from other engineering and testing firms in the area, and our involvement in the community. What range of services are currently offered? We can provide our clients with a variety of services, but our main three...

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Leadership Spotlight with Sean Swartz: Senior Vice President, Upper Midwest Engineering and Testing

We recently spoke with Sean Swartz to learn more about his new role as Senior Vice President and leader of our Upper Midwest Engineering and Testing group. We asked him about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec and his new role, and his advice for those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I lead our Upper Midwest Engineering and Testing Group, which provides geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services from our Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin offices. I work closely with Ryan Venable, Senior Vice President for our South Central Engineering...

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Leadership Spotlight with Ryan Venable: Senior Vice President, South Central Engineering and Testing

Ryan Venable (on right) with fellow Braun Intertec employee-owners. Ryan Venable: Senior Vice President, South Central Engineering and Testing We recently spoke with Ryan Venable to learn more about his new role as Senior Vice President and leader of our South Central Engineering and Testing group. We asked him about his background, what he enjoys about working at Braun Intertec and his new role, and his advice for those just starting their career. What is your current role at Braun Intertec? I lead the South Central Engineering and Testing group. The Engineering and Testing division is spread across two geographic...

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Meet Our Geotechnical Engineers and Construction Materials Testing Consultants in Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, Texas

About Our Team Strategically located along the Gulf Coast, the Braun Intertec Beaumont, Texas office houses 51 geotechnical engineers, construction materials testing technicians, environmental scientists and drillers. Many of the office leadership and senior technicians have worked together for the better part of 20 years and have built our Beaumont office from the ground up. We spoke with Bryan Landers, area leader of the Beaumont office to learn more about what makes his team special, the services they offer and what he sees on the horizon for Braun Intertec. What makes the Beaumont region unique?For starters, it would be the...

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Braun Intertec Supports Engineers Without Borders to Build New School in Guatemala

Engineers without Borders - Guatemala

Ben Tanko, a geotechnical engineer from our Bloomington office, recently traveled to Guatemala with a group of engineers from Minneapolis/St. Paul to help build a school in a rural community. Ben is a member of the Minnesota chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities in developing countries to help design, fund, and construct projects they need. Common projects that many communities request include new schools, water distribution systems, sanitary systems or bridges. Since March, Ben and the rest of the design team have been working on designing and funding a new school...

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Orlando Boscan Joins Braun Intertec in Austin, Texas as a Senior Engineer

Braun Intertec, a Minneapolis-based engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to announce Orlando Boscan has joined its Austin, Texas office as a senior engineer. Boscan has 17 years of experience working on geotechnical and construction materials testing projects. As a senior engineer in the Austin office, Boscan will lead development of the geotechnical engineering and materials testing disciplines and mentor junior geotechnical and field staff.  “I’m delighted Orlando has joined our growing team of employee-owners,” says Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson. “His impressive background will strengthen our geotechnical engineering practice in Austin and...

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[OnDemand Webinar] How to Read a Geotechnical Report and Leverage Valuable Insights

Construction Materials Technicians

Do you ever struggle to make sense of the report your geotechnical engineering consultant just delivered? Geotechnical reports are highly technical documents that can tell you a lot about how to develop your project and what to be aware of during construction—but only if you know how to interpret the results. Tune in as two of our senior geotechnical engineers from the Braun Intertec Houston and Dallas, Texas offices as they dive into the complexities of understanding a geotechnical report. Learn more about: What is the purpose of a geotechnical evaluation report?What does a geotechnical evaluation include?How is the report...

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