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Last month, Freese and Nichols hosted The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Certificate Course and Exam. The course was designed by Asset Management experts and consultants, and was taught by an experienced practitioner from Great Britain. During the first four days of the class, candidates prepared for the specific demands of the IAM Certificate examination. 

On the fifth day, armed with knowledge and comprehension of asset...

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Note: This is the first article in a series on dendrogeomorphology.

The rate at which streambanks are eroding, and the total annual quantity of sediment being entrained from those eroding streambanks are of a primary concern for ecological, water quality and sediment studies.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently determined that streambank erosion constitutes as high as 90 percent of the annual sediment...

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Congratulations to our two new Certified Floodplain Managers.

Martin Smith and Bethany Schomin each passed an exam to receive the CFM certification, which is issued by the Texas Floodplain Management Association.

Martin is in our Fort Worth office, and Bethany is in our Lubbock office.

Freese and Nichols now has 38 certified floodplain managers. ​

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Congratulations to Edra Brashear, Stormwater, Dallas, who has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

She will serve a one-year term as Secretary for 2018.

Read Edra’s Get-To-Know-You section on the Dallas Branch Facebook Page below.

 

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Historical time series can be analyzed in two ways: annual maximum series or partial duration series.

Annual maximum series include only the highest values that occur within each year of the period of record, whereas partial duration series include all the values that occur within the period of record as long as they are higher than some threshold value. Using partial-duration series data for frequency analysis typically yields higher values for a given frequency than using annual maximum series data. The difference in...

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In Executive Order 13807, signed Aug.15, President Donald Trump revoked Executive Order 13690, which was signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 30, 2015.

Executive Order 13690 had established the ...

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URISA Texas will host two workshops on how to develop an asset management system to improve performance, reduce long-term costs and maximize returns on investment.

The first will be Nov. 2 at the Esri office in San Antonio, and the second will be Nov. 3 at the Freese and Nichols Austin office. Early registration is open through Oct. 15.

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