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The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) recently announced the launch of Envision v3. The updated set of criteria outlines ways to maintain sustainability in both design and construction. 

Among the changes in Envision v3:

  • Increasing the number of credits and points
  • Expanding the scope of credits to include lifecycle economic evaluation, equity and social justice and sustainable community planning 
  • Adding new construction-focused
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Commuters on the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City have seen road construction aggressively taking place.

The construction is part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) Driving Forward program. The Turner Turnpike is being widened to six lanes --  three lanes each direction. The result will be less congestion, improved safety and better traffic flow.

Several contractors on this project are working to finish the project expeditiously...

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We are excited to host another asset management training course for our clients and professionals involved in managing critical infrastructure assets for their organizations.

The takeaways from this class can be utilized to drive positive results in your organization. This

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Last fall, Freese and Nichols' Todd Buckingham reinforced the importance of sustainability to an Oklahoma State University senior class.

Todd presented its definition, some implementation strategies and an overview of the Envision Rating System. Todd is one of two Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) trainers in Texas and one of 62 in the world....

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In a historic step, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued its Record of Decision (ROD) on Feb. 2, granting the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) a Clean Water Act section 404 permit to allow construction of the dam for the long-awaited Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir near Bonham, Texas....

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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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Congratulations to Corry McClellan, Urban Planning + Design, who passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam. 

AICP is the American Planning Association's professional institute that provides education and certification for professional planners in ethics, professional development, planning education and the standards of planning practice.

To become a certified planner,...

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The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has published an article co-authored by Doug Herbst in the November/December issue of Engineering Inc. magazine.

The article, "Does Collaborative Delivery Cost More?", provides advice for firms and owners to successfully negotiate project cost and scope. 

Doug, our Lead Technical

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