Bob Janssen Recieves Friend of Minnesota Counties Award

Pictured above: Don Theisen, Washington County Public Works Director, and Bob Janssen, President and Principal Engineer at Braun Intertec. Congratulations to Bob Janssen, President of Braun Intertec, for receiving the “Friend of Minnesota Counties Award” from the Minnesota County Engineers Association (MCEA), an association of county engineers from each of Minnesota’s 87 counties who work to promote their profession and uphold the engineering code of ethics. The "Friend of Minnesota Counties Award" is presented at the MCEA Annual Banquet to an individual who upholds the engineering code of ethics and has served Minnesota counties with excellence in supporting transportation endeavors...

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Charles Cadenhead, PE Joins Braun Intertec as Minnesota Transportation Division Director

Braun Intertec is pleased to announce that Charles Cadenhead, PE has joined our team as Principal and Minnesota Transportation Division Director. Leading our Minnesota transportation operations, Charles will assist with quality initiatives, including transportation-related construction services, as well as business development pursuits related to transportation in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Charles brings 25 years of experience in all aspects of transportation engineering, including planning, design, construction, and maintenance. With significant experience as both an engineer and construction manager for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Charles provides unique insight to Minnesota’s transportation needs. Most recently, Charles served as the Associate...

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National Safety Month: Safe Driving Tips in Work Zones

June is National Safety month, and in observance of this important topic we will post a new article each week in June that focuses on safety to promote a safe and healthy workplace. Check out the previous weekly post to read about this year's safety month series. Did you know there are more than 250 active roadway work zones scheduled throughout the state of Minnesota for the 2018 construction season? (Source) From my vantage as the Transportation Market Division Leader at Braun Intertec, I see that our coworkers and clients are frequently on the front lines of active work zones where...

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Amal Dutta, MBA, Ph.D. Joins Braun Intertec in Texas City, Texas

Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout the central United States, is pleased to announce Amal Dutta, MBA, Ph.D., PE has joined our Texas City, Texas office as a principal geotechnical engineer. Dutta brings more than 20 years of leadership and engineering experience in multidisciplinary geoengineering fields, including geotechnical engineering design and consulting practices, geological exploration, mining, geophysics and seismic data analysis. “We are pleased to welcome Amal to our growing Braun Intertec team,” says Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec. “With his extensive experience in geotechnical investigations for clients in the transportation, industrial, petrochemical, commercial...

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In the Field: Revamping I-35W

In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the I-35W corridor between downtown Minneapolis and Lakeville is one of the most heavily traveled, serving approximately 200,000 vehicles per day.  It is also one of the busiest transit corridors in the state of Minnesota, serving approximately 15,000 bus riders per day. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has recently begun a four-year project to improve the nine-lane artery, immediately south of downtown Minneapolis.  To keep the project on schedule, MnDOT allowed the contractors (Ames/Lunda/Shafer Joint Venture) a full weekend closure in early October. The contractor reserved the weekend for complex and time-sensitive work activities,...

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Matthew Semerad Joins Braun Intertec in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matthew Semerad Joins Braun Intertec in Minneapolis, Minnesota Braun Intertec, a Minneapolis-based engineering, consulting and testing firm, is pleased to announce the hire of Transportation Construction Services Quality Manager, Matthew Semerad. Semerad has significant experience providing quality management services on large-scale projects, specifically for industrial and heavy civil clients. In addition, Semerad will be responsible for training staff regarding quality practices, specifications, and material testing and sampling. “I’m excited to welcome Matt to the team as his knowledge will allow us to offer our transportation clients increased large project support, alternative project delivery options and quality program development. His extensive...

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Braun Intertec Welcomes Kip Mouser

We are excited to announce Clifford “Kip” Mouser, PE, has joined Braun Intertec as a senior transportation engineer. Kip joined our team earlier this year and brings over 35 years of experience in all aspects of transportation engineering, including planning, design, construction, and maintenance. With significant experience as an engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Kip adds a deep understanding of transportation needs and planning/design methodologies to our Tyler, Texas office. Kip has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. During his time with TxDOT, Kip worked on many high-profile urban projects and helped further the...

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