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 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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Mechanical Integrity and API 510, 570, 653 Inspectors: Are Your Assets Safe to Operate?

Nondestructive Examination

It might sound a little over-the-top to say I help confirm the safety of workers and protect the environment every day, but it’s true. Braun Intertec American Petroleum Institute (API)-certified inspectors really do uphold the safety and mechanical integrity of oil and gas facilities every day from the oil fields in North Dakota all the way down to Texas. I’m one of them and am certified as an API 510, 570 and 653 inspector. Mechanical Integrity of Oil and Gas Facilities What does it mean to assess the mechanical integrity of oil and gas facilities? According to the Occupational Safety...

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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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