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See our presentations below at the ERWI LID Conference and StormCon. We hope to see you there.

Title:  Rodney Cook, Sr. Park – How Atlanta is Using Partnerships, Low Impact Development, and Park Design Techniques to Rejuvenate a Community
Conference: EWRI LID Conference, Nashville, TN
Freese and Nichols Presenter: Kim Patak, P.E.
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TagsLID, EWRI, Austin, public private partnership, P3, wastershed protection department,

Please join me in welcoming Jim Keith as our new Stormwater manager in Dallas.

Jim brings a wealth of technical leadership skills and in-depth expertise in water resources planning and design projects.

A well-respected leader with almost two decades of technical and managerial experience, Jim has national-level proficiency in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs, which will bolster our ability to support a variety of North Texas municipalities and water...

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Official planning efforts for a community’s future affect all residents, but only a limited number of them typically turn out for public meetings.

To boost public input across a range of demographics, Freese and Nichols’ Urban Planning and Design team now offers clients an innovative tool that can broaden the reach of engagement and empower residents while conserving tax dollars: Meetings-2-Go.

With Meetings-2-Go, an individual...

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Tagsurban planning, Public Involvement, comprehensive plan, keller,

Grady Hillhouse, Water Resource Dam and Levee Design Engineer in San Antonio, runs an educational YouTube channel, Practical Engineering, which focuses on home-built demonstrations of fundamental engineering concepts while also advocating for the profession. 

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TagsPractical Engineering, geotechnical, youtube, community involvement, education,

A typical detention pond design will include an overflow weir for safely passing high inflows downstream. In many cases, an engineer will design the weir using a one-dimensional (1D) hydraulic model with “textbook” weir coefficients.

These commonly-accepted values are based on lab tests and measurements, and are limited by certain assumptions (for example, flow is assumed to be uniformly distributed across the weir). The following case study illustrates how 3D modeling software can provide...

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Tags3D modeling, Stormwater, HEC-RAS, detention pond,

 

Shared active transportation, including bikes, scooters and e-bikes, present a great opportunity for cities to provide effective transportation choices to their citizens.

The 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), estimates 45.6 percent of trips are under 3 miles. While only 5 percent are under half a mile, ideal for walking, the other trips under 3 miles are most efficiently traveled by other active transportation modes, e.g. bikes

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TagsTransportation, bikeshare, bicycle, scooter, nhts, fhwa,

A major deployment for self-driving car service for the public is taking shape in Frisco, with potential to provide a roadmap for the future of transportation to cities across the nation. 

The pilot project involves a public-private partnership among Drive.ai, the City of Frisco, the Denton County Transportation Authority and the private developments for Hall Park, The Star and Frisco Station. North Central Texas Council of Governments, the regional metropolitan planning...

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Tagsautonomous vehicle, Transportation, micro transit, Transportation Design, cars, vehicle,

Freese and Nichols is partnering with NCTCOG to offer a one-day, hands-on workshop on the two-dimensional (2D) modeling capabilities within HEC-RAS. The class will take place on October 3, 2018 at the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, TX. Participants will receive 7.5 hours of professional development credit while learning the basics of 2D modeling, including mesh generation, running a 2D model, breach modeling, and RAS mapper.

Registration is $100 and includes a catered lunch. We are pleased to note that registration costs are reduced to $25 for public employees....

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