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Drought conditions have continued to intensify and expand across portions of the West, High Plains, Midwest, and the South. Fueled by dry conditions and Santa Ana winds, there was an explosive growth of the fires that started in Southern California the first week of December. In contrast, some snow fell across the South and Southeast, including southern Texas eastward into Georgia. There were a few areas where drought conditions improved, mainly in the far southern areas where there...

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TagsCurrent Drought Conditions, Drought Index, Drought Maps, Drought Monitor, Drought Response, Drought Restrictions, Groundwater, Historical Data, reservoir levels, streamflow,

In the December 2017 Climate Prediction Center update, La Niña conditions are predicted to continue (exceeding ~80 percent chance) through the Northern Hemisphere during winter 2017-18. Therefore, there is currently a La Niña advisory alert, and these conditions are likely to affect temperature and precipitation in the United States. The current outlook generally favors above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-average temperatures and above-median precipitation across the northern tier...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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TagsAviation, Transportation, airport, southeast texas,

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