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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.

Freese and Nichols also offered to those in the class a partial reimbursement for the ENV-SP training....

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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. Lower Bois d’Arc will be the first major reservoir to be permitted and built in Texas in 25 years.

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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 management principles and practices, participants took a certification...

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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, APA members must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass a written examination.

Corry joins 13 other certified planners at...

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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 Professional for Collaborative Project Delivery, wrote the article with Mark Alpert, Executive Director of the Water Design-Build Council.

Read the full article on the Engineering...

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John Bush, P.E., has joined Freese and Nichols as a senior aviation project manager in the Pearland, Texas, office. Leveraging over three decades of experience at one of the most successful Fortune 500 engineering firms, John will play an integral role in expanding our airport engineering and construction projects across the nation.

With more than 35 years of experience in civil engineering, John has spent the last 28 years specializing in airport development projects...

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Congratulations to Corey Anderson and Charlie Erwin, who have become Certified Construction Managers (CCM).

Certification is administered by the Construction Manager Certification Institute, an independent administrative body of the Construction Management Association of America and both Corey and Charlie passed an exam to earn their certifications.

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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 stress ribbon bridge in the United States.

The award entry was submitted by Miguel Rosales, Rosales + Partners,...

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