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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 Design-Build Conference and Expo ​ last week in Philadelphia.

Doug starts his three-year term Jan. 1.

Doug is one of the pioneers who developed the public-private partnership concept for the water and wastewater industry in the United States.

Doug is a Collaborative Project Delivery...

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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 was awarded honorable mention by the American Planning Association Texas chapter at its conference.

Shad Comeaux...

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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 and architects.

Alfred, a longtime member of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners , chaired the state organization from 2009 to...

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Congratulations to Tanner Griffin for receiving his Coating Inspector Program Level 1 certification from the NACE International Institute , formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Tanner is now certified to inspect coatings on all types of surfaces, including concrete and steel.

Tanner joins three other certified coating inspectors at Freese and Nichols. Tanner also works in Construction Services out of our Austin office.

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Congratulations to Nabila Nur, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, 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.

Nabila joins 11 other certified planners...

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Freese and Nichols will have five presentations Nov. 1-3 at the American Planning Association Texas Chapter conference. Catch Freese and Nichols’ presentations below.

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Doing Your Job - Commissioner Roles and Ethical Behavior

Who: Edmund Haas, AICP, Freese and Nichols Ann Bagley, FAICP, Bagley Associates Douglas P. Schomburg, AICP, City of Sugar Land When: 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday What: As appointed and elected officials, you have certain roles and responsibilities in...

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Congratulations to Shad Comeaux and Michelle Queen, who were recently elected to the Board of Officers for the Houston Section of the American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter.

Shad will serve as Director-Elect and Michelle as Secretary; both will take office Nov. 1 and serve a two-year term. Following his two years, Shad will serve an additional two years as Section Director.

Shad and Michelle are both urban planners in our Pearland office....

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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.

Allen Ibaugh , the CEO of DTS , a technology...

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