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The ​Waterfront Center has honored the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge with an Excellence on the Waterfront award in the park/walkway/recreational category. The Center, a national organization which provides educational services to help communities enhance urban waterfronts, lauded the bridge for its visual appeal and noted that it is the first arch-supported...

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Drought conditions have worsened across the country. It was a dry week for the majority of the country with heavy precipitation restricted to the central and northern West Coast from the Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada westward. As a result of the overall lack of precipitation, short-term dryness developed and expanded across the south-central and southeastern United States.

(The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought...

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

In the November 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, La Niña conditions are predicted to continue (~65-75 percent chance) at least through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18. Therefore, there is currently a La Niña advisory alert, and these conditions are likely to affect temperature and precipitation in the United States. The current outlook generally favors above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-average temperatures and above-median precipitation across the northern tier. To read more, click ...

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Doug Herbst has been selected to serve on the Certification Board of Directors of the Design-Build Institute of America​.  

Doug's appointment was formally approved at the annual ...

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Congratulations to Chad Simmons, who became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). 

"BCEE is one of the highest honors and certifications that the treatment engineering team members can achieve," said David Jackson, Group...

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Cris Weber has been named to the National Board of Directors for the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

Cris was elected at the the ASBPA National Coastal Conference last month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Additionally, Kelsey Calvez and Juan Moya​ presented ...

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Left to right: Shad Comeaux, Freese and Nichols Project Manager; Sean Landis, City of Seabrook Director of Planning and Community Development; and Kimberly Mickelson, APA Texas Chapter President 

Congrats to the City of Seabrook and the Comprehensive Plan Team, whose project won a statewide honor last week.

The City of Seabrook 2035 Comprehensive Master Plan...

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Facilities Practice Leader Alfred Vidaurri was elected secretary of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)​ this past summer at the organization's annual business meeting.

NCARB, which is made up of the architectural licensing boards of 54 states and territories, develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates...

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