Minnesota Association of Asphalt Technologists Lunch and Learn

Asphalt Road

We are excited to offer asphalt training and education to industry professionals. Below is a list of a few topics that we can present to audiences. To learn more, please contact us. 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 Process and Mix Designs: Using information obtained during the pavement evaluation process, this session will discuss various repair techniques, including both preventive maintenance and rehabilitation...

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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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Energy Generation Conference: Daniel DeJoode Presenting on Proposed Changes to NEPA regulations

Enbridge Pipeline

Event Details Our very own Senior Scientist, Daniel DeJoode, presented at the Energy Generation Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Daniel presented about recent developments and proposed changes to NEPA regulations. This annual conference, hosted by Bismarck State College, is a cooperative effort among producers, suppliers and educators to promote competitive, efficient and safe energy production. Presentation Topic One Federal Decision and Other Developments in the National Environmental Policy Act: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is an evolving mechanism to review federal actions and private projects subject to federal approval. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued NEPA regulations in...

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New, Custom-Built Mobile Materials Laboratory at Braun Intertec

Mobile Materials Laboratory

Cost-efficient and convenient construction materials laboratory Whether it’s on the windswept North Dakota prairie delivering soils to test in -30F degree weather or analyzing pavement samples in the 115F heat of a scorching summer day on the Texas plains, we’ve got you covered. At first glance this sounds both miserable and impossible, but as our Materials Laboratory Manager Thor Stangebye informs us, neither has to be true when you’re working with the Braun Intertec Materials Laboratory. That’s because we custom build mobile laboratories for these exact conditions. “We asked people, ‘If you see anything we can do better with our...

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Josh Kadrmas Presented at North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference

Subsurface Investigations

Event Details Josh Kadrmas, a project engineer from our Fargo office, was selected to speak at the 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 Stormwater and Erosion Control Association. In addition to his presentation on environmental concerns in construction, Josh also moderated a panel discussion during the session “Inspection and Field Information...

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Dickinson Press Announces 30 Under 30 Winners

Jeremy Ficek

We are proud to announce that The Dickinson Press, a local newspaper in North Dakota, has chosen our very own Jeremey Ficek as a winner of the 30 Under 30 award. Community members submitted nominations for the award, which recognizes individuals 30 years of age or younger who are the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and community-minded individuals in the region. Jeremy Ficek is a Construction Materials Testing Coordinator based out of our firm's Dickinson office. Jeremy was nominated for his outstanding work as a full-time employee as well as his entrepreneurial spirit in launching his own woodworking business. Congratulations Jeremy, we are proud to...

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Braun Intertec Named as a “50 Best Places to Work”

Prairie Business Magazine recently named Braun Intertec as one of the “50 Best Places to Work”. This award celebrates companies both large and small across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota and recognizes companies with outstanding benefits, strong morale and engaging culture. Congratulations to all of our employee-owners for making Braun Intertec a great place to work. For more information on the award and to read the 50 Best Places to Work 2017 magazine edition, click here....

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Oil Well Pad Landslide Repair

Abstract: A wetter than usual spring season caused numerous landslides in the Badland Region of North Dakota, including the failure of the Mormon Butte oil well platform after thirty years of active service. This case study will detail the site investigation, design, and construction of a geologically sensitive site located on U.S. Forest Service land. The main concern was how much failed soil could be removed without compromising the well. Analyses were performed to determine a safe temporary slope to allow for the removal of some of the failed soils. To read more on how the platform was completed and...

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Processed Water Spill Remediation: Common Sense Solutions for the Bakken

Water Spill Remediation

In the Bakken region of western North Dakota, there is a need for the management of processed water generated from oil and gas production facilities. While these materials are generally handled responsibly, accidents happen and releases occur. Processed water released into the ground has the potential to impact the surrounding ecosystems through surface, subsurface, and groundwater contamination. When a release has been identified, cleanup and remediation efforts should begin as soon as possible. Identifying the horizontal and vertical extent of the release is the first step in the remediation process. GeoProbe™ soil boring can be an effective and efficient method...

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Bismarck Office Named as a “Top Ten Places to Work”

We are proud to announce that we were selected as one of the “Top Ten Places to Work” by the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network. This award recognizes businesses in the Bismarck-Mandan area that are committed to recruiting and retaining talented young professionals. Eligible businesses, those employing young professionals under the age of 40, are measured on criteria based on active development and execution of strategies advancing employment of young professionals in the workplace. They are also evaluated on the quality and type of benefits offered. Thank you to our employee-owners for making this award possible!...

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