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Join the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Freese and Nichols on November 16, 2016 for "The Reality of Earthquakes: What You Need to Know For Municipal Infrastructure."

While the 5.8-magnitude earthquake which occurred on September 3rd was dubbed the largest in Oklahoma’s history, the continued rumblings of induced earthquakes have certainly grabbed our attention. Earthquakes can have serious effects on municipal infrastructure and it is important that we are prepared to face and address those effects.

Join us to hear state officials and industry professionals discuss...

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Kim Patak and Will Huff, Stormwater, Austin, presented a brownbag to 41 TxDOT area engineering staff in June related to stormwater detention analysis. Kim presented the basics of detention analysis, different methodologies and criteria, and software packages available to assist designers. Will presented a case study for Freese and Nichols’ Bee Cave Parkway project comparing a pond design using the modified rational and unit hydrograph methodologies. Although the unit hydrograph...

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Freese and Nichols University is pleased to offer a free Surge Modeling seminar on Friday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Fort Worth.

During this seminar, participants will learn about surge modeling in order to ensure proper system functionality. They will also hear about lessons learned and ways to prevent accidents, as well as view a live demonstration.

Content:

  • Surge theory and equations
  • Surge related accidents in the industry
  • ...

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Mike Shiflett and Marc Miller, both Freese and Nichols geotechnical professionals, along with Brad Kirksey, one of Freese and Nichols’ dams professionals, presented a seminar on Dam Safety to a sold-out crowd on September 30. The seminar took place at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) with more than 50 people in attendance. Attendees included public sector employees and consultants from across the state.

The six-hour class included presentations on types of dams and inspections, risk assessments, geotechnical investigations, monitoring and instrumentation, as well as case...

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For the third consecutive year, Freese and Nichols partnered with the West Texas Region of the Texas Floodplain Management Association and the City of Lubbock to host a floodplain seminar for municipal professionals. More than 20 people attended the Oct. 29 “Municipal Floodplain Challenges and TFMA Updates” seminar. Instructors Heather Keister, P.E., CFM, Katie Hogan, P.E., CFM, both Freese and Nichols; Steven Nelson, P.E., CFM, City of Lubbock and TFMA Region 1 Director; and Nathan Rigler, P.E., CFM, Hugo Reed and Associates, led eight workshops over the course of the day, presenting on...

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Happy Earth Day from the Ebb and Flow Team! We hope you are finding plenty of ways to celebrate the day and all that it stands for.

On May 28, we are hosting a “Creating a Sustainable Community” seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Dallas. This program will cover sustainability-themed topics related to engineering, planning, reuse and more. We will explore project case studies and industry trends presented by professionals with a diverse range of backgrounds.

Lesley Brooks of our Stormwater Group will present Sustainable Roadways: LID Practices and Complete Streets and also...

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Freese and Nichols University hosted two Drought and Climate Change Seminars in Dallas on September 25, 2014. Speakers included Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Tom Gooch, Vice President and Water Resource Planning Group Manager at Freese and Nichols.

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Despite the recent rains, Texas is still in a severe drought. Municipalities, counties, planning organizations, and regional water districts are increasingly directing their focus on planning and developing strategies for long-term water resources.

In response to this continuing crisis, Freese and Nichols, in collaboration with the City of Dallas, is pleased to host an engaging and informative seminar on the drought, climate change and its implications for Texas, and water supply strategies. This seminar will provide a productive discussion of the current water situation and

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