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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 123 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. Please join us as we visit them.

New Sight for Old Pipes


A Trusted Advisor in Fighting Drought

January 12, 2015

One thing that sets Freese and Nichols apart is that we take the time to fully understand our clients’ needs — from their internal project challenges to their long-term project goals. We do this by developing strong relationships throughout our client’s organization, from senior leaders to young...

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Cost-Saving Solutions for Sludge

January 05, 2015

When the City of Fort Worth discovered wastes containing elevated PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at the long-dormant Riverside Wastewater Treatment Plant, they turned to Freese and Nichols for a solution.

The wastes consisted of 5.7 million gallons of PCB-contaminated sewage sludge...

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Dallas Cowboys' Stadium Sized Storage

December 16, 2014

At the Central Regional Wastewater System Treatment Plant near Dallas, the Trinity River Authority (TRA) is better equipped to handle the peak flows during wet weather, thanks to the new On-Site Storage System.

Its 160-million-gallon concrete-lined storage basin — larger than the Dallas...

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Maximizing Resources Through Design

December 09, 2014

Freese and Nichols’ commitment to sustainability goes beyond being green. We take a holistic approach to our work in order to maximize clients’ resources. Our team worked with the Tarrant Regional Water District to complete a 2-mile Line J Pipeline, selecting a sustainable design that would best...

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Inspiring Innovation for 120 Years

December 01, 2014

Our history of innovation and corporate responsibility comes into focus this year as we celebrate 120 years as a professional services firm. We are a firm built on a foundation of innovators and supporters of our professions and communities. Our founders were thinkers and problem solvers who...

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Reclamation of Produced Water from Hydraulic Fracturing

October 29, 2013

When it comes to water management, Freese and Nichols has provided solutions for 119 years. Our team is now offering solutions to water management for the oil and gas industry. In order to optimize water use and decrease water disposal costs and liability, Freese and Nichols developed a...

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Assessing Wastewater System Risk for an Integrated Capital Improvement Plan

October 22, 2013

Freese and Nichols was retained by the City of Kerrville in 2012 to update their Wastewater Master Plan. The project’s goals were to investigate and analyze the existing wastewater treatment plant and collection system and to recommend an integrated Capital Improvement Plan through the...

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Geomorphology Solutions Deliver New Design Life

August 30, 2013

In New Mexico, our project team’s innovative geomorphology techniques provided the Natural Resource Conservation Service a cost-effective solution for decommissioning of the Upper Gila Site 6 dam, which had outlived its original design life. By designing a stable channel that mimics a natural...

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Powerful Scheduling Tool Delivers Time and Cost Savings

August 29, 2013

For Chesapeake Midstream (now Access Midstream), Freese and Nichols helped three departments within the larger operation of Chesapeake Energy to coordinate their work more efficiently. The team automated the process of updating project schedules and created a powerful tool to manage up to 300...

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Discover Division Provides Unique Approach to Redevelopment

August 29, 2013

Freese and Nichols' urban planning team developed a detailed, strategic plan for Division Street in Arlington. Planning-led development made the critical difference in how this project succeeded. The team did a thorough investigation of each property, meeting with individual property owners and...

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