Moving From Reactive to Proactive Environmental Risk Management in Today’s Healthcare Facilities

When: Thursday, June 24th @ 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CDT) Where: GoToWebinarHospital and hospital system departmental and administration leaders often struggle with meeting regulatory compliance requirements related to RCRA and myriad other federal and state environmental regulations such as the Clean Air Act, Emergency Preparedness and Community Right to Know Act and others. When corrective actions are required, leaders may be reactive in addressing regulatory citations and may only superficially address the root cause(s) to compliance. It is vital that risk management, quality/compliance, facility management, safety, laboratory, environmental services, and pharmacy leaders collaborate on and strive for a proactive approach to facility...

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To Bridges and Beyond! Deep Foundations and Surface Transportation Projects

时间:周四,6月10日上午@上午11:30 - 12:30. (CDT) Where: GoToWebinarRoad and rail projects often end up with bridges, retaining walls, or load-transfer platforms that need deep foundations for support. Picking the “right” deep foundation involves many factors, from soil conditions to local practice, and from lateral or drag loads to flexibility. Vibrations and environmental issues also affect the choice of a deep foundation type for a project. How do you choose the “right” deep foundation type or types for a project? Join our panelists Ryan Drury, PE, Morgan Race, PE, PhD, and Matt Glisson, PE on June 10th as...

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Digitizing Earth: Geospatial Tools from GPS to Drones in AEC and Environmental Applications

When: Thursday, May 13th @ 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. (CDT) Where: GoToWebinar Geospatial technology is rapidly evolving. Recent advancements have seen the proliferation of platforms and systems that make implementation and usage easier than ever. Despite this, the potential for mistakes during the selection and implementation process remains high. What is the optimal balance between speed of implementation and flexibility? Will mobile data collection integrate smoothly with other company systems? When do drones deliver the biggest efficiency gains? Join us on May 13th with our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager, Jamie Maxwell, to learn about some of the recent advancements in...

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Navigating the Invisible World of Air: Exposure Assessments to Permitting

When: Thursday, May 27th @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. (CDT) Where: GoToWebinar When a client requests “air help”, what does that really mean? Air can mean many things to many different people. From the environmental, permitting and compliance, or safety and industrial hygiene perspectives, assessing what type of air assistance is needed requires an understanding of goals you are trying to accomplish and the data you are wanting. Whether you are suspecting or want to prevent vapor intrusion, require permitting to utilize equipment within emissions permitted by regulatory standards, or want to keep your employees safe from hazardous particles...

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Why Settle? Understanding and Estimating Soil Consolidation

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When: Thursday, April 22nd @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. (CDT) Where: GoToWebinar One of the most important parameters affecting the overall performance of a ground-supported foundation is settlement. Settlement, or vertical soil movement, can exceed tolerable limits for a foundation, resulting in costly damages and/or loss of use for a structure. Many factors influence the amount of settlement that can occur, including soil stratigraphy, groundwater levels, area fill, structural loading, and load geometry. Utilizing information gathered from geotechnical laboratory tests, estimates of settlement can be calculate using theories of consolidation in conjunction with civil and structural information provided by...

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Building Storage Tanks? What You Need to Know about Testing and Inspections

geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, laboratory testing, and non-destructive examinations involved in storage tanks.

A storage tank project is a major investment with little room for error. As oil and natural gas prices continue to remain low, tanks and underground storage options have become key to making the informed decisions that sellers and buyers are making to sustain profitability in these markets. If you are currently building storage tanks or considering it as a future option, do you know all the considerations necessary for testing and inspections prior to and during construction? Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach can produce a more holistic execution strategy that is more likely to optimize results, manage risks, meet compliance...

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Developing on Contaminated Sites: How to Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

When starting a project how often do you bring your geotechnical engineer and environmental consultant to the same table? This approach is often overlooked but with some forethought, you can save significant time, money and improve project results if you combine environmental and geotechnical investigations on your next project. Watch our environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering experts Jackie Dylla, CHMM and Josh Kirk, PE, dive into how combining environmental and geotechnical investigations can enhance your project during planning and site development phases. Learn more about: Getting the most out of your soil borings on projectsWhen geotechnical recommendations have environmental implications...

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Introduction to Retention Walls: Select the Right System For Your Next Project

Whether you are working on a transportation project or a new building development downtown, temporary retention walls are critical to the safety and stability of many projects. While you will likely hire a consultant to design your next support of excavation system, as a project owner do you know the basics of retention wall selection and their installation? Are you familiar with the common problems project owners encounter and how they can be avoided with the right advance planning? Tune into the recorded webinar as our retention wall expert, Jeff Segar, PE, SE, walks through an introduction to support of...

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Wood-Framed Buildings Webinar: Design and Construction Challenges You Need to Know

Wood frame structures are one of the most common systems to frame multi-family structures, but it often is unclear how to go about meeting the codes and standards for special inspections, firestopping and sound building envelopes. If not followed, many of the problems these structures face after construction are costly—and preventable if you know what to look for during the design and construction phases. Take a look behind the scenes at the issues special inspectors and building envelope experts can spot in wood frame structures on our recorded webinar with our Building and Structure Science experts, Jason Hanlon, PE, MSLE...

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土壤压实基本面Webinar: Understand the Science Behind Soil Testing

Intelligent Soil Compaction

Soil compaction is vital to almost every construction project but sometimes is an overlooked service. Improper compaction methods can lead to unwanted maintenance costs or even failure of structural elements. Understanding the science behind soil compaction can help you identify potential issues which can arise during this phase of construction. Is the soil too wet? Is the correct Proctor being used? Is the proper equipment being used for this soil type? Watch our recorded webinar to take a closer look at the fundamentals of soil compaction and testing with Braun Intertec geotechnical engineering experts, Tom Posey, PE and Ben Butler,...

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