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Becht Dimensional Technology Acquires Texas Gulf Coast Engineers

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Becht Engineering’s Dimensional Technology Services division announces that it has agreed to acquire Texas Gulf Coast Engineers (TGCE). For more than 20 years, Texas Gulf Coast Engineers (TGCE) has been a leader in advanced dimensional control services. Mike Swymn, Manager of Becht Engineering’s Dimensional Technology Services (DTS) is quoted, “The acquisition of Texas Gulf Coast Engineers (TGCE) will be a valuable addition to our portfolio of dimensional technology services that demonstrates our commitment to provide the best in class organization in providing and managing dimensional measurement information to our customers.”

Becht’s Matthew Craig to Present at Upcoming Rice Global E&C Forum Roundtable

matt craigMatthew Craig, a Senior Advisor in the Becht Dimensional Technology Services group will be presenting “How 3D Data Capture (laser scanning) Has Changed How EPC Organizations Execute Capital Projects” at the Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum on December 13, 2019 

Below is a brief description of his presentation:

The laser scan technology has evolved over the past 20 years, but what has catapulted the growing use of this technology in the EPC industry is the fact that measurable and repeatable results have consistently demonstrated that cost savings can be achieved by incorporating this and other 3D data capture technologies on projects. However, it is not the laser scanning technology alone that achieve these consistent results; it is the work processes that the laser scanning technology enables that consistently provide cost-saving results. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the laser scanning technology, and how it is used in EPC project execution, and briefly touch on other 3D data capture technologies that are being introduced that will build on the success of the laser scanning technology.

To register, please follow the link below, or if you would like more information on Becht Dimensional Technology Services, please CLICK HERE.


Joe Collins Interviews With Crane Hot Line

joe collinsThis month, Joe Collins is featured in Crane Hot Line's Executive Spotlight. Joe talked with editor-in-chief Mike Larson about his (Collins’) career and some of the issues facing the industry.

In the aricle, Joe touches on his role and responsibilities with Becht Engineering, his career highlights including management of a 300-crane fleet at Zachry and his volunteer work for NCCCO, NCCER, and C-DAC.

He also talks about his look to the future of crane technology and his love of roses (he is a self-proclaimed "rosarian").

You can read the article HERE.

Joe Collins Presents at Rice Global E&C September Roundtable

joe collinsOn Friday September 13th, Becht’s Heavy Lift and Heavy Haul Subject Matter Expert Joe Collins will be presenting “A Lift Plan for Every Lift” at the Rice Global E&C Forum’s September Roundtable.

Below is an excerpt of Mr. Collins' presentation:

"When attempting any lift, regardless of how small or seemingly insignificant, there is a minimum of ten questions that that must be answered and confirmed before you begin.

In this presentation we will discuss utilizing the questions to develop a basic lift plan for routine lifts. The ten-question lift plan is intended to inspire creative thinking and assure the most vital parameters are considered.

It has been shown that when a lift plan is required for every lift, the supervisors, operators and riggers catch mistakes before they happen."

Steve Treese Publishes Article On Negative Effects of Chlorides

steve treese bechtSteve Treese, an Advisor with Becht Engineering, recently published an article identifying and managing the negative effects of chlorides in hydroprocessing units. The article is a step-by-step roadmap to methodically identify effects that point to chorides and strategies for chloride control.

The article was published in Petroleum Technology Quarterly.ptq

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