Concrete Pavement Specifications Webinar: Common Issues to Avoid

Concrete and Pavement Specifications

Are you looking to improve your next project’s concrete specifications to avoid common issues that come up during construction? Material specifications and reinforcement design is one area where projects often stumble and there are several common issues we routinely observe which you can avoid with changes to the initial project specifications for concrete.  Watch the recorded version of the webinar as our expert, Alf Gardiner from the Minneapolis, Minnesota Braun Intertec office, provides guidance available for concrete pavement design specifications which can help keep your next project on track. Gardiner has worked in the concrete industry for more than 20...

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Is Your Concrete Agricultural Facility Structurally Sound?

A Phased Approach to Conditions Assessments, Testing and Repairs Consulting Many concrete grain storage silos, load-out structures and storage bins in operation at agricultural storage and processing facilities across the Midwest are aging. As a facility owner, you might look at your critical structures and wonder, “How long has it been since these concrete structures were assessed by an engineer?” Looks alone can be deceiving. In fact, minor distress on the exterior of concrete structures may appear superficial, but real damage could be occurring below the surface. If left unattended, this damage may lead to more costly repairs. Braun Intertec...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Mitigating Construction Vibration Risks

Mitigating Construction Vibration Risks

Construction vibrations are a nuisance to owners, contractors and the general public, but are unavoidable in many circumstances. Join us for a free webinar as we look at the options for mitigating risk of vibration damage claims. Pre-construction condition surveys, vibration control plans and vibration monitors provide a three phase approach to risk management. In addition, we will explore the current technology and methodology for these services and discuss how they can be applied to different projects....

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[OnDemand Webinar] Nondestructive Testing of Concrete

Concrete Performance – An Owner’s Perspective

Concrete is widely regarded as the most used man-made material in the world. Even with superb advances in modern concrete technologies to make more durable, longer-lasting structures today, the need for assessment and evaluation of existing concrete structures has never been higher. Non-destructive testing (NDT) of concrete is a commonly used (and often misused) approach to evaluate existing concrete structures. Learn more about non-destructive testing and how it can be an asset in the evaluation of concrete structures. This presentation will help you to understand: The difference between concrete NDT and other common NDE methods NDT for concrete strength versus...

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What to Know About Refurbishing an Old Structure

Structures Evaluations

When refurbishing an older structure, you’ll want to know the general conditions of multiple building components. One component that can dictate the extent of refurbishment is the building’s floor structure and its loading capacity. Since load capacity determination varies from structure to structure, understanding this component is crucial to evaluating old structures. Structures Evaluation The answers can be found by utilizing the expertise of an engineering and testing firm that specializes in evaluating structures. Evaluations can range from taking existing historical documents and comparing them with the as-built conditions, taking samples of building material back to a lab to perform...

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Braun Intertec Educational Series: Construction Vibration Risk Management, P3 Projects, Instrumentation

Thursday, March 8th 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST) 10900 Hampshire Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55438 Mark your calendars as we host an educational series featuring three presentations designed to strengthen your knowledge of construction vibration management, public private partnerhsips (PPP), and instrumentation. Please join us in-person at our Minneapolis headquarters, or watch the live stream of the presentation. In addition to this plethora of knowledge, attendees will receive CEUs for their participation. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Register for In-Person Register for Live Stream   Agenda and Presentation Topics Registration  (9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.) Introduction and Overview (9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Construction Vibration...

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ASCE Sponsored Presentation on Non-Destructive Testing – October 19th in Lafayette, LA

Ground Penetrating Radar

Non-destructive testing techniques have not changed in many years, although we are seeing an increase in their use. With more powerful computers, able to handle reams of data in real time on a project site, the sky may be the limit for non-destructive testing. Braun Intertec invites you to attend a presentation by our very own Alfred Gardiner, PE on non-destructive testing. We will cover how to use these techniques, what techniques work in different situations, and will review case studies of GPR, Pulse Velocity, Impact Echo, Parallel Seismic, and much more. When: October 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM Where: Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar, 2336 Kaliste Saloom...

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Forensics: What Really Happened?

In today’s society, there are some people with a perceived notion that if something is not right or broken, it must be someone else’s fault. When dealing with damaged structures, I focus exclusively on the issues that occur in buildings, either from design defects, construction defects, or unfavorable forces of Mother Nature. Despite the perceived cause of the condition, the question insurance companies, attorneys, and other parties ask is “What really happened?” Answering this question obviously requires background information on the building, much of which can be collected by a site visit. When visiting a site, we want to investigate: Age...

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Braun Intertec Education Series: Concrete Seminar in Texas – October 18th and 20th

concrete Texas

Mark your calendars and join us as we host a free educational series featuring three great workshops designed to strengthen your knowledge on concrete mixtures, petrography, and non-destructive testing. In addition to this cornucopia knowledge, attendees will receive CEUs for their participation in this educational session. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Courses will be offered in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas on October 18th and in San Antonio, Texas on October 20th. The workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Our workshop includes: Concrete Mixtures - Where Strength and Durability Intersect Petrographic Analysis - A Tool for Solving Construction...

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