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The Stormwater group has added four experienced engineers in North Texas.

They are Holly Ahumada in Fort Worth, Chris Johnson in Denton, and Mark Scheurer and Dawit Zeweldi in Dallas.

All are registered professional engineers and certified floodplain managers and offer a diverse skillset to help address complex flood control and drainage challenges for clients locally, regionally and nationally. Their broad-ranging backgrounds include floodplain mapping, channel design and work with municipalities and the...

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(Photo credit: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $32 million in funding opportunities for desalination construction projects and water reclamation and reuse projects under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) . Applications are due by June 28. For more information regarding this or other water funding opportunities, contact me at mark.evans@freese.com .

Desalination Projects

This opportunity is for sponsors of ocean and brackish water...

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(All photos courtesy of Lamar University.)

Lamar University celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Science and Technology building , a $60 million project for which Freese and Nichols provided design and construction management.

A s Lamar’s first new academic building in 40 years, the building serves as the centerpiece for renewal and expansion of the Beaumont campus. The 83,000-square-foot facility encompasses biology and chemistry instructional classrooms, 14 research...

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Passing the Professional Engineer exam signals a career milestone. It shows you’re committed to high standards of competence and ethics. You’re ready for more responsibility and can move up the career ladder.

But preparing for an eight-hour test of both the depth and breadth of your knowledge — while you’re working full time — will also test your dedication and organizational skills.

Here are some tips for mastering this challenge:...

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Are you being smart with how you're managing your water supply?

As the demand and limited availability for water in Texas increase, the need for responsible management and consideration of sustainable alternatives also increase.

Join Marisa Flores-Gonzalez ( Austin Water) as she discusses the implementation of the 100-Year Austin Water Forward plan, as well as Zach Huff ( Tarrant Regional Water District) and Spandana Tummuri (Freese and Nichols) sharing their experiences developing...

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Internships are your chance to get firsthand experience along with a taste for what the field will be like. Internships also let you try different disciplines. And they give you the chance to learn and make connections with those in your future field. If you’ve enjoyed a class or project in a particular area, look for an internship in that field.

Once you’ve made up your mind on what kind of internship to...

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Wendy Shabay and Chance Sparks, Urban Planning + Design, have been hard at work on behalf of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter (APATX).

A few years ago, APATX started the Great Places in Texas Program, which recognizes the Lone Star State’s Great Places – neighborhoods, streets and public spaces – and celebrates how planning has played a vital role in making these beloved places what they are today.

The program serves...

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In the fight against erosion, articulated concrete blocks serve as an option to armor auxiliary spillways.

A new chapter in the National Engineering Handbook – reviewed by Freese and Nichols’ Grady Hillhouse, PE, and Colin Young, PE – covers articulated concrete blocks (ACBs), its usages, new design methodologies, design considerations, maintenance and installation guidance.

Grady and Colin worked in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service ’s National Design, Construction and Soil Mechanics...

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Tagsdam, dam safety, ncrs, national resources conservation service, spillway, Erosion,

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