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Congratulations to Stephanie Buckingham, Organizational Development Specialist in Freese and Nichols’ Fort Worth office, for receiving our Robert L. Nichols Professional Service Award for her commitment to professional development.

Stephanie is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) where she serves on the Program Advisory Committee for the past three years. Her duties involve reviewing and providing feedback for over 200 abstracts for the ATD’s International Conference. She...

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Congratulations to Helen Salama, an Engineer-in-Training who works on transmission and utilities projects in Freese and Nichols’ San Antonio office, for receiving the company’s James R. Nichols Community Service Award for her exceptional dedication to public service.

Helen devoted more than 1,500 hours over two years to volunteer activities that ranged from mentoring young students to acting as an Arabic-English translator for refugees in Lebanon. She has put her engineering skills to work helping...

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We’re joining the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in recognizing Professional Engineers Day Aug. 5 to highlight the role of highly qualified engineers in keeping the world operating safely.

Freese and Nichols has extra reason to celebrate this year: Our Oklahoma Division Manager Tricia Hatley was installed as NSPE President on Aug. 1. A longtime leader in the organization, she’ll serve in this role until mid-2021 then spend a year as...

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Cody Jones joined the Freese and Nichols family in 2009 from an internal referral for a CAD position.

Coming from a construction background, Cody found engineering to be intimidating. After further understanding of the industry, however, he was inspired to continue his education to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in Spring 2018.

In 2012, Cody began his educational journey by completing general...

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With coronavirus shelter-in-place mandates in effect for communities across the United States, home work stations have become a necessity for millions of workers. With that come new challenges and the pressure of trying to balance family obligations with work projects and deadlines.

In Freese and Nichols University training we do on QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability , we discuss author, John Miller’s, point that stress is a...

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With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, many of us are having to quickly change to a remote work setting to follow social-distancing recommendations or accommodate school closures. If working from home is new to you, you might find it difficult to get used to.

Here are some helpful tips to incorporate into your day as you move to a remote-work setting:

Set a Schedule

  • Your regular working hours may change, especially
  • ...

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In commemoration of International Women’s Day , we’re honoring the invaluable contributions of Freese and Nichols’ female leaders.

These women spearhead project teams, serve on national boards to advance their profession, shape our company and work to make our communities better places to live.

We asked these pacesetters to share their advice for young women getting started in their careers, especially in male-dominated fields.

Toni Addison, Houston...

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Project Engineer Allison Blake, Water Purification and Resource Recovery, provides tips for succeeding in the engineering profession in American Infrastructure magazine ’s January/February issue.

“Working on water and wastewater treatment plant design and construction projects taught me quickly what kinds of skills are required to succeed in a highly technical field,” she writes. “The engineering knowledge is essential, but principles like...

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