Adam Payne Presents on Bois d’Arc Lake Program at UT Arlington

Adam Payne, Program Construction Manager for the North Texas Municipal Water District’s $1.6 billion Bois d’Arc Lake program, recently shared insights on the multifaceted project with civil engineering students at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Adam, Freese and Nichols’ Construction Management Practice Leader, has worked on Bois d’Arc Lake for almost eight years, devoting more than 11,000 hours to it.

The lake is Texas’ first new major reservoir in nearly 30 years and is scheduled to start providing water to 2 million residents of a fast-growing 10-county area later in 2022. The lake covers 16,641 acres and will provide a new source of recreation economic activity for Fannin County and surrounding areas.

Construction involves five packages, which Adam oversees, employing a strategic approach to quality control, quality assurance, field management and inspection.

Mazen Kawasmi, Water/Wastewater Master Planning Group Manager, assisted with the presentation to Professor Abeer Almughrabi’s students studying land and site development in the CE construction management program.

In addition to questions on working for a firm like Freese and Nichols, students were interested in learning more about opportunities like the Bois d’Arc Lake program, how often such large projects are undertaken and the mechanics of the construction manager at risk delivery method being used on four of the Bois d’Arc Lake construction contracts.