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Tunnels have become a new tool for urban infrastructure projects to maximize the level of service and minimize disruption to residents, businesses and commuters.

Freese and Nichols Tunneling Services Leader Brian Gettinger, PE , will provide insights into this development during the ASCE Texas Section April Technical Webinar, “Tunneling: Trending Infrastructure Tool for Texas’ Urban Centers,” on April 14, noon-1 p.m. CT.

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Freese and Nichols Tunneling Service Leader Brian Gettinger says the emerging use of computer-controlled large-diameter tunnel boring machines could dramatically improve the outcomes of excavation projects by adjusting quickly to changes in ground conditions.

That's among the insights he shared in Tunnel Business Magazine 's "Industry Outlook 2020" feature. TBM asked four tunneling professionals about emerging trends in the industry and developments to expect in the coming year.

The roundtable gave...

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Freese and Nichols is leading a team conducting Phase One of a study for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) to determine whether deep underground tunnels can help improve resiliency in the region by alleviating persistent and destructive flooding.

HCFCD is responsible for approximately 2,500 miles of bayous and tributaries that drain stormwater from Harris County, including Houston and some of Texas’ fastest-growing suburbs. It is using a...

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Eighteen months after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast , recovery efforts and flood management projects continue as the region improves its resiliency for future events. Although unprecedented, Houston's catastrophic flooding from Harvey was not without foreshadowing. Tax Day 2016, Memorial Day 2015 and other storms had caused similar flooding across portions of the Greater Houston Area.

Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented storm, resulting in $125 billion in...

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