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Empowering Individual Safety with Technology

Posted by Dillon Hogan on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

There is nothing more important on a job site than safety. To prevent an injury, one must recognize the potential risk and take corrective action beforehand. The challenge that companies like us face is not so much in trying to figure out how an incident happened, but to condition employees to recognize the potential of injury before it happens. Once that mindset has been ingrained, he or she must then be empowered to address and, or escalate it without repercussion.

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The Basics of Using Polymers on Dredging Projects

Posted by Dillon Hogan on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Why Add Polymers?

 

One of the biggest challenges on a dredging project is managing the water that is excavated and transported with the sediment. On hydraulic dredging jobs where sediment and water are pumped through a pipeline as a slurry, water can account for 90+ percent of the volumetric flow. After the slurry reaches the disposal area, the water must be separated from the sediment, collected, and often clarified or treated. This process must happen as fast as the water is being pumped, which for a 12-inch cutterhead dredge could be 5,000 gallons per minute.

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3 Critical (and Simple) Steps to Prevent Stray Current Corrosion at Barge Terminals

Posted by Dillon Hogan on Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Stray current corrosion is a common threat to water-based steel structures such as barge terminals. Though hard to identify the source, damage from stray current can be prevented by following 3 simple steps.

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Company Pride: Brennan Gets Re-Certified as a Great Place to Work

Posted by Angela Wierzbicki on Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Pride in Our Company

Pride is a common theme for us at Brennan. As an organization, we are privileged to be in a position where we can have so much of which to be proud. We’re lucky to have employees who commit to making Brennan a great place to work, and we are proud to have them. Finally, we are proud to be able to say that 96% of our employees are proud to share they work at Brennan, which we discovered from the findings of our 2018 Great Place to Work® re-certification.

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Cofferdams 101: Different Types and Construction Methods on Waterways

Posted by Dillon Hogan on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Working around water poses a plethora of challenges. There are always two parts of a water-based project, the above and below water sections. Access to the above water section is easy, however when working below the waterline access is not that easy. One of the more apparent issues is what do you do when the water is in the way of your work? One solution is to build a cofferdam.

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