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The staff of the Women's Center of Tarrant County joined Freese and Nichols and friends to honor Melody Allen, Senior Administrative Assistant, on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Center. Melody, who has served as FNI's wish list coordinator for the Center since 2004, was lauded for 12 years of motivating donations of needed items, including school supplies, grooming items, teddy bears and clothing. Women's Center President Laura Hilgart and Development...

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Co-authored by Boris Minot.

Freese and Nichols (FNI), partnered with Hayden Consultants (HCI), held a two-hour presentation at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Conference in Oklahoma City on the development of Low Impact Development (LID) standard details for the City of Dallas. The first hour of the presentation was dedicated to familiarizing the audience with the concept of low impact development and presented the LID standard details developed for the City. Further information concerning these details can be found in the previous article ...

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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...

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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.

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The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority announced it is now accepting pre-applications for the State Revolving Fund project solicitation process. Both the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund provide low-interest financing for publicly-owned water and wastewater projects.

Eligible projects submitted through the pre-application process will be...

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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 those effects.

Join us to hear state officials and industry professionals discuss...

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The USACE has released a new version of HEC-RAS that supersedes versions 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 (which was withdrawn due to major bugs). The new version fixes several bugs and includes new and improved features like culvert inlet/ outlet control, using 2D flow equations at lateral structures, flow and volume time series output for profile lines in RAS Mapper, and profile line point and tick marks. For more info on the new version and to download the model, check out the links below.

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Fort Hood has numerous drainage and erosion issues throughout the Army Installation. The Fort Hood Main Cantonment Drainage Master Plan was the third in a series of masterplanning efforts to identify drainage issues and propose alternatives in different areas of Fort Hood. The three masterplanning projects combined cover the entire army installation including North Fort Hood, West Fort Hood and the Main Cantonment.

Each study followed the same steps to develop the Stormwater Capital Improvement Program. The first step was a massive data inventory using survey grade information of...

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