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Drones are becoming a valuable tool on construction sites as the industry continues to keep up with technology.

Using drones for mapping, surveying and inspections saves time and money, gives easier access to dangerous areas, collects data quickly, offers high-resolution orthoimagery and high positional accuracy, and boasts survey-grade precision with less time, people and equipment.

Traditional survey methods only measure individual points, are a significant time and cost investment, and can only be...

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The impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry is evo lving as the reach of government - mandate d closures and stay-at-home orders continues to expand. 

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to impact six areas related to construction projects:

  • Employee H ealth and S afety
  • Material Delays
  • Concerned Clients and Lenders
  • Qua rantines and Travel Bans
  • Legal Issues
  • Global Uncertainty

At...

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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
  • ...

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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...

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For much of Texas, the drought of 2011 is the most severe one-year drought on record. Climatologists predict the drought will continue for the foreseeable future. Additionally, Texas continues to grow rapidly in many metropolitan areas. These and other factors put pressure on existing water supplies to meet demands. Water Resources Project Manager and Freese and Nichols Principal Rusty Gibson addressed these factors in a recent paper prepared for the American Society...

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