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Lamar University broke ground last month on a new Science and Technology Building with the help of Freese and Nichols. This new construction will be the first academic building built on campus in over 40 years. The local television station and newspaper were on site for the ground-breaking.

“This building is long overdue, and the [Texas State University] System is very happy to facilitate that,”...

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When a major storm hits your community, it’s only natural to wonder how it compares to a standard design storm. Was that a 100-year event (1% annual exceedance probability) or a 5-year (20% AEP)? Was it a 5-year event by peak intensity but a 100-year event by total volume? Answering these questions typically requires manual analysis of data from rain gauges or ground-truthed radar.

Freese and Nichols’ resiliency design and stormwater engineers have developed an automated GIS tool to answer these questions for communities across Texas. See below for a set of automatically-generated...

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Congratulations to Stephen Norair, Environmental Science, Fort Worth, who was designated as the DFW Lead for the Texas Chapter of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG). In this role, Stephen organizes the monthly meetings in Dallas-Fort Worth by identifying professionals to give presentations with a geologic component. ...

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Continuing our support and participation in the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), David Bennett was elected secretary of the organization at the Texas Water conference in April.

David is an Associate in the Central Texas ...

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Freese and Nichols’ George Kelley and Murphy Parks are featured in the April issue of Municipal Water Leader, offering insight into dam risk assessments in the wake of the Oroville Dam incident.

Kelley and Parks examine some key takeaways, gave tips for dam owners to ensure safety and looked at the dam from an engineering perspective.

Kelley is a senior water resources engineer in the Atlanta Metro office; Parks is a Principal and Water Resources Design Practice Leader in Fort Worth.

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Three Freese and Nichols stormwater engineers have recently become Certified Floodplain Managers: Jorge Gallosa in our Frisco office, Martin Smith in our Fort Worth office and Wylie Gorup in our Dallas office. 

Each passed an exam to receive the certification, which is issued by the Texas Floodplain Management Association​. Freese and Nichols now has 37 CFMs across 10 offices.

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Following the close of the legislative session, a few less widely publicized bills are poised to make significant changes to Texas’ State and Regional Water Planning Process.

The planning process was first established by the legislature in 1997 with Senate Bill 1 (SB1). To implement SB1, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) divided the state into 16...

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Freese and Nichols looks good in blue.

Several Freese and Nichols offices wore blue to call attention to Texas Flood Awareness Week.

Gov. Greg Abbott set aside May 22-26 as Texas marks the second anniversary of the Memorial Day flooding in 2015.

He encouraged people to understand and respect the power of water.

“At this time, I encourage all Texans to be informed and prepared for floods and flash floods to be mindful of signs and barriers warning of flood dangers. Always ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ – you could save your...

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