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In order to connect passengers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes, the proposed Texas Central High-Speed Rail must cross the Trinity River and numerous other streams, drainage ways and floodplains.

Freese and Nichols played a key role in developing the first privately developed high-speed train project in North America. To examine alignment alternatives for the high-speed train, nearly 900 drainage crossings with a combined drainage area of 7,000 square miles were...

Read More - How Drainage Analysis, Innovation Drive the Texas Central High-Speed Train

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TagsH&H, Stormwater, drainage, high speed rail, Transportation, GIS, crossings, culvert,

On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 2 and Proposition 8 , constitutional amendments related to funding projects for economically distressed areas and also establishing a fund for regional flood planning and infrastructure projects.

More on Proposition 2

Proposition 2 authorizes the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue an additional $200 million in general obligation bonds. The funds would be used to further fund projects through...

Read More - Texas Voters OK Propositions For Funding Projects and Flood Planning

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TagsStormwater, Flood, flood plan, State flood plan, TWDB,

Registration is open for the Texas Public Works Association - North Central Texas Branch annual One Day Education Seminar on Nov. 14 in Richardson, Texas. We hope you can attend, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our presentations below:

Title: Keeping the Stream Green: Biotechnical Streambank Stabilization in the City of Mansfield Time: 11-11:50 a.m. Presenter: Wylie Gorup,...

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Tagstpwa, streambank, drainage, asset management,

Areas of flat terrain that include playa systems offer a unique challenge for hydrologic and hydraulic modeling. One possible solution is using Interconnected Pond Routing (ICPR) Version 4 software, which encompasses a 2D capability that can model flow across flat areas.

As the drainage lead on a roadway design team for the City of Lubbock, Freese and Nichols used ICPR4 software for modeling the existing and proposed conditions of Upland Avenue. Located on the...

Read More - What To Do With Playas: ICPR4 Offers 2D Advantage

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Tagsplaya, West Texas, icpr4, Interconnected Pond Routing,

Join us Nov. 12 as our team covers the Art of Managing Construction. For all of the measurements, calculations and iterative analyses conducted during the design phase of a project, the construction of that design is often as much an art as it is a science. This brownbag focuses on the art of construction management.

Content:

  • Construction During Design
  • Alternative Project Delivery
  • Communication
  • ...

Read More - Coming Up: The Art of Managing Construction

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Tagsconstruction, construction management, alternative project delivery, cost,

Freese and Nichols is proud to host the next five-day asset management certification course conducted by the Institute for Asset Management . The class will be Nov. 11 to Nov. 15 in our Fort Worth office.

Why is this course beneficial?

At the end of the course, attendees will be certified in internationally recognized asset management principles that can be applied across a variety of asset...

Read More - Learn Best Ways to Manage Asset Infrastructure in 5-Day Course

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Tagsasset management, asset, Infrastructure,

It’s time for Texans to head to the polls again, and it’s important for voters to be informed about what’s on the ballot.

One of the items under consideration is Proposition 8 , which would create the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a statewide, cooperative effort for regional flood planning, mitigation and infrastructure projects.

How the Flood Infrastructure Fund Works

FIF would be administered by the ...

Read More - Texas’ Proposition 8 Would Dedicate $900M to Flood Control

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TagsStormwater, Flood, flood plan, State flood plan, TWDB,

Potable reuse is a drought-resilient water supply diversification strategy that many cities are considering for supplementing their water supply.

Although many water sources can be demonstrated to contain treated wastewater contributions, discussion of potable reuse is generally confined to the intentional contribution of wastewater return flows for expansion of water availability. Potable reuse is often distinguished between direct and indirect configurations, depending on whether the return flow is released to an intervening environmental buffer....

Read More - Direct Potable Reuse: Drought-Resilient, Sustainable Water Source of the Future

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Tagsdirect potable reuse, Reuse, treatment, Water, wastewater treatment,

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