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Nick Prisco, Mechanical and Plumbing, Austin, presented to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) student chapter at the University of Texas at Austin at their April monthly meeting. The presentation compared DX cooling only systems to DX cooling and heating systems (or heat pumps), and identified important considerations in designing heat pump systems. Many of the students recently covered heat pump systems in class, and the presentation provided industry knowledge to help fill...

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Two projects on which Freese and Nichols has worked have been honored by Engineering News-Record in its Best of the Best Projects 2015 competition.

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport – Terminal A Phase II was named the Best of the Best in the Airport/Transit category. This project was part of the Terminal Renewal and Improvement...

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The Texas Department of Transportation has posted a call for projects for the 2016 Highway Safety Improvements Program (HSIP). Approximately $155 million is anticipated to be available statewide for this program focusing primarily on improving safety and reducing severe accidents. Local governments are encouraged to submit applications and should contact their area or district office for more detail.

Freese and Nichols attended an informational meeting and is experienced in preparing this application for clients if you would like assistance. The deadline for this...

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In his role as chair of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee, Account Director Stan Lynch​ penned this op-ed column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Read it on the newspaper's website: EPA’s proposed ozone rule will slow North Texas commuters​​...

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The reduced availability of funds for the expansion of cities’ roadway network has hindered many cities from upgrading infrastructure to meet increasing travel demands resulting from new growth. One method to alleviate this funding issue is for a city to collect impact fees from new development to help fund expansion of the network. What is unique and perhaps controversial about impact fees is that they often finance roadway improvements that are outside the development itself. However, when considering traffic implications created from a system standpoint, impact fees provide a means by...

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published a Notice of Funding Availability for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. This grant program is providing $500 million in funding for transportation projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or region. Projects can include highways, bridges, public transit, rail intermodal facilities, and marine and port investments.

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Texas Central Partners, the private company developing the high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, has posted alignment maps on its website. The maps, which can be magnified to show individual parcels, were made available in response to requests from landowners and are the most detailed maps available to the public. View the maps

Freese and Nichols is teamed with an international rail firm to be the...

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Congratulations to Tanner Griffin, Construction Services, Austin, who became a Certified Construction Manager (CCM). Tanner passed a five-hour exam to receive the certification, which is issued by the Construction Management Association of America. Freese and Nichols now has 13 CCMs.

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