Kansas City Spotlight: IFC Certification for Firestop Special Inspection Services

At Braun Intertec, we are committed to being the consultant of choice for our clients and the employer of choice for our employees. This often means encouraging our employee-owners to pursue professional development opportunities to obtain additional certifications that in turn allow us to work on more complex and high-profile projects. Recently, two employee-owners from our Kansas City office, Bryan Evans, E.I. and Alex Nelson, obtained their International Firestop Council (IFC) Special Inspector Certificate. In addition to this certification, Alex Nelson also received the Premier Level Certification, which is the highest level of IFC certification available. Alex is one of...

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The 3 Most Common Deep Foundation Integrity Test Methods

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Successful projects all start with planning and design, end with construction, and include quality programs for every step. For successful deep foundation projects, that means quality control and assurance to validate design assumptions and determine if the deep foundation was installed as planned. To do this we perform integrity testing, which is a set of nondestructive tests that assist engineers as they evaluate the in-place condition of a deep foundation. What are the most used test methods for deep foundation integrity testing? Braun Intertec performs integrity tests most often on drilled, deep foundations since the act of driving a pile...

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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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Braun Intertec expands building sciences practice to Kansas City with new addition Richard McGuire, PE

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Richard McGuire, PE has joined our Kansas City office. McGuire joins Braun Intertec as a senior engineer in the Building Sciences group and brings 40 years of engineering experience in consulting and the construction industry, including structural forensics, restoration engineering and property condition surveys. McGuire also brings an extensive business background with him to Braun Intertec, positioning him as a building sciences and business consultant who will support the strategic goals of our clients. “We are thrilled to welcome Rich to...

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

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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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