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The City of Hickory Bond Program received an Honor Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC-NC) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. It is our first project award in North Carolina and our first as the primary consultant for a program management project.

Pictured at the awards banquet are FNI Account Director Charles Archer, Hickory Interim City Manager Andrea Surratt, FNI Assistant Project Manager Morgan McIlwain, Hickory...

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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has advertised a call for projects for the 2017 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. This is similar to the former Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) , Transportation Enhancement (TE), and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. Approximately $23 million in funding will be available in this program. FNI prepared applications which were selected for $6 million in funds in 2014 and is available to assist clients with application preparation...

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In September, Freese and Nichols’ North Texas Transportation and Transportation Planning teams transformed an on-street parking spot into an active tiny park in Downtown Dallas. As part of the annual PARK(ing) Day event, Freese and Nichols joined other local businesses, organizations, and individuals in promoting the active use of public spaces. The national event promotes social interaction, civic engagement, critical thinking, and creativity by permitting on-street parking spaces and letting the groups dream up...

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The Center of Excellence for Energy Technology (CEET) on Tarrant County College’s South Campus has earned LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S Green Building Council , the organization's highest rating for environmental sustainability and a first for Freese and Nichols. CEET is one of only two non-residential structures in Tarrant County to receive this distinction and one of six higher education structures in Texas.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building was...

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Join the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Freese and Nichols on November 16, 2016 for "The Reality of Earthquakes: What You Need to Know For Municipal Infrastructure."

While the 5.8-magnitude earthquake which occurred on September 3rd was dubbed the largest in Oklahoma’s history, the continued rumblings of induced earthquakes have certainly grabbed our attention. Earthquakes can have serious effects on municipal infrastructure and it is important that we are prepared to face and address...

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Two Freese and Nichols projects have been named to ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2016 Best Projects . The Center for Excellence in Energy Technology at Tarrant County College was named the region's Top Green Project, and Moody Bridge on the University of Texas Austin campus received an Award of Merit in the Small Project category. The Energy Technology Center now becomes eligible for ENR's national competition.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering five programs, together forming the Local Park Grant Program , to assist local units of government (cities, counties, river authorities, municipal utility districts and other special districts) with the acquisition and/or development of public recreation areas and facilities. The Program provides 50 percent matching grants on a reimbursement basis to eligible applicants.

Applications are due October 1 and can be completed through Recreation Grants Online ....

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Earlier this year, the University of Texas at Austin opened a signature pedestrian bridge that is the first of its kind in the United States. The bridge links the three buildings of the Moody College of Communication complex across a busy city street and serves as a gateway to the campus. Freese and Nichols provided structural engineering and construction management as a sub-consultant to bridge architect Rosales + Partners of Boston, MA.

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