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The Norman Comprehensive Transportation Plan ​received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oklahoma last Thursday. 

The project was one of five in the state to receive the honor. In his cover letter for the entry, Norman Public Works Director Shawn O'Leary praised the public outreach and said, "We are already seeing the fruits of the community's labor as we advance several key initiatives."

Pictured: Account Director Jennifer Wasinger...

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The City of Fort Worth’s Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility was recently selected to receive the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Award for Excellence in Innovation. The City was recognized for “its use of WERF research to guide the implementation of a series of sustainable facility upgrades.” The City implemented a number of energy-efficient features through improved electrical facilities, converting some processes to alternative energy sources, and improving methane gas production. Freese and Nichols designed the facility’s anoxic zone improvements and co-digestion...

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Freese and Nichols is exhibiting at the 2015 American Planning Association Quad State Conference, October 21-23 in Kansas City. Visit our planners to discuss your projects and help us celebrate the Edmond Downtown Master Plan, named Outstanding Plan by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning...

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Freese and Nichols, Inc. would like to thank Eduardo Acosta, P.E., CFM, LEED AP (pictured in the middle below), the former City of Austin Stormwater Pond Safety Program Manager, for the following guest post.

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The City of Austin’s Stormwater Pond Safety Program (SPSP) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier municipal dam safety programs and received the ...

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Congratulations to the project team for the City of Edmond Downtown Master Plan, which won the Outstanding Plan Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The purpose of this project was to create a plan for a pedestrian friendly downtown, University of Central Oklahoma campus and residential area. The recommended improvements support the viability, development and connectivity of downtown. This plan includes downtown strategies to guide policy creation, and assist municipal...

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Ron Lemons, Nick Lester and Rusty Gibson at the ACEC 2015 OPAL awards gala

Nick Lester, a Transmission and Utilities Engineer in our Fort Worth office, highlighted Freese and Nichols' technical expertise in a Q&A feature in ASCE News, a news outlet of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Nick was interviewed about the Colorado River Municipal Water District's Ward County Water Supply...

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The Texas Floodplain Management Association has extended the deadline for submitting Awards Nominations to February 6. Awards categories include the Floodplain Manager of the Year, Roy D. Sedwick Service Award, John Patton Community Project Award, Corporate Sponsor of the Year, which Freese and Nichols received in 2014, and more. Visit the TFMA website to view a full list.

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The Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge has received a Prize Bridge Award in the Special Purpose Category from the National Steel Bridge Alliance. The awards, which were presented March 27 at the World Steel Bridge Symposium in Toronto, honor steel bridges for innovation, aesthetics, design and engineering solutions.

This is the third national award and sixth total award for...

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