A Look Inside: Life as a CMT Technician

Braun Intertec

What is a construction materials testing technician? A construction materials testing (CMT) technician performs a variety of tests and inspections on construction materials such as soils, deep foundations, concrete, asphalt and masonry. They check that the components of each unique structure has been assembled in a manner consistent with its plans and specifications. Design teams communicate their requirements to contractors who build the designs, and CMT technicians help provide the expertise to know it is done right. But what does a normal day look like for these technicians? While CMT technician responsibilities can vary greatly, we'll do our best to...

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Josh Kadrmas Speaking at South Dakota Engineering Society Conference

Josh Kadrmas

What: 58th Annual South Dakota Engineering Society Conference Where: Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD When: April 4-6, 2018 Josh Kadrmas, a project engineer from our Fargo office, has been selected to speak at the upcoming 2018 South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES) Annual Conference in Sioux Falls on April 4th through the 6th. Drawing in over 200 professional engineers from South Dakota, the annual SDES conference offers numerous presentations across various engineering disciplines. Environmental Concerns in Construction On the surface of parking lots and greenspaces there’s usually little evidence to suggest that anything is amiss. But hidden deep within...

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New University Soil Lab Dedicated to Longtime Braun Intertec Engineer

Soil Lab Dedication

A recently renovated soil lab at the University of Minnesota is now officially named the Michael M. and Nancy L. Heuer Soil Mechanics Laboratory. Named in honor of the Heuers' contributions to this new facility, the lab is part of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering (CEGE) at the University. [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignleft" width="335"] Joe Labuz, Michael Heuer, Dean Crouch at the soils lab dedication[/caption] Originally opened in 1983, the lab has remained untouched, making renovations a necessity. With new floor coverings, lights, cabinetry, paint, and informative panels lining the walls, the soils lab has finally received the attention...

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