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Innovation in Action

At Freese and Nichols, we understand that your challenges have become larger, costlier and more complicated. This is where we thrive. For 125 years, we’ve built our reputation on innovative client service, guiding organizations large and small through their toughest problems.

Innovation is the essence of the Freese and Nichols culture. From tuition assistance to research funding, we’ve structured our company to inspire innovation every day. The results are solutions for our clients that span disciplines and geography. Read more in our annual Innovation Report.

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Holland Lake Channel Project Honored by APWA Texas

September 15, 2020

Holland Lake Park is a key recreational destination within the City of Weatherford. In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Holland Lake provides a critical infrastructure function to the City because of the flood control and erosion protection afforded during heavy storm events.

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Main Stem Pipeline and Pump Station Honored by APWA Texas

September 02, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Trinity River Main Stem Pipeline and Pump Station was named Public Works Project of the Year in the Environmental Category, more than $75 million.

The North Texas Municipal...

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Farmers Branch Creek Emergency Repairs Honored by APWA Texas

August 26, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Farmers Branch Creek Repair Project was named Public Works Project of the Year in the Disaster/Emergency Category, less than $2 million.

Farmers Branch residents treasure...

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Toledo Bend Dam Spillway Repairs Honored by APWA Texas

August 19, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Sabine River Authorities' Toledo Bend Dam Spillway Repair Project was named Public Works Project of the Year in the Disaster/Emergency Category, $5 million to $25 million.

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Featured Innovation: Saving A Library's Slab

August 13, 2020

During the design process of replacing the electrical transformers in Alkek Library at Texas State University , Freese and Nichols’ structural engineers discovered that although the concrete beams on the first floor could bear the weight of the new...

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Keep Aging Dams Up to Snuff: Leveraging Innovative Tools and Applications to Monitor and Sustain Four Large Texas Reservoirs

July 22, 2020

Dams are fundamental to water storage in Texas, and their safety and reliable performance are critical aspects to the water supply chain. The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is one of the oldest, largest, and most active water districts in Texas. TRWD owns and operates Lake Bridgeport,...

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Featured Innovation: A Trusted Advisor In A Trying Time

July 16, 2020

When Hurricane Florence threatened and then hit the Carolinas, Freese and Nichols helped guide the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Flood Mitigation Program before, during and after the storm.

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Frisco Goes Even Greener with Repurposed Reuse Facilities for New PGA Headquarters

June 30, 2020

When the project is complete, Frisco's existing water reuse system, shown by the black lines above, will be significantly expanded, as shown by the blue lines.

By Clayton Barnard and Steven Rhodes

When the new...

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Featured Innovation: Rehabilitation Without Interruption

April 28, 2020

The Leon Creek Water Recycling Center, a key component of the San Antonio Water System , needed updating, particularly to automate some of the inefficient processes that were straining the facility’s operating budget and staff.

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Featured Innovation: Empowering Town Staff

April 14, 2020

Freese and Nichols partnered with the Town of Chapel Hil l to develop and implement a new way to manage their projects.

This approach incorporated the Town’s culture of inclusiveness and transparency, with input from more than 20 project...

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