Ideas & Innovation

Relevant insights from our subject matter experts


Cook Park Rejuvenates Atlanta’s Historic Westside

Both a stormwater solution and a sorely needed green space, Cook Park combines innovative engineering with acres of amenities to show how creative and sustainable infrastructure solutions can help communities thrive.

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Tricia Hatley

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Travis Kelly
Mark Evans

Resources for the $1.2 Trillion U.S. Infrastructure Bill

Our government affairs and funding specialists provide a breakdown of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, at both the national and state levels, as well as the expected next steps.

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Rebekah Gates

Current Drought Conditions in the United States

Learn the details of drought conditions in states across the Southwest and Southeast.

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Mark Evans
Hayes McKibben

Almost $10.5M Secured for Clients from Flood Infrastructure Fund

Texas’ Proposition 8, was state constitutional amendment passed to created the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) to assist in financing flood-related projects. Freese and Nichols has served its clients in successfully securing FIF funds for their projects and is prepared to help clients with the details of applications in the future.

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Wastewater Bypass in the Heart of Dallas

In downtown Dallas, approximately 40% of the City’s sewer flow passes through a single 90-inch interceptor structure, which was deteriorating and required immediate repair. Because the structure’s site is inaccessible to large construction equipment, critical repairs had to take place from within the structure.

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Sewer Extension Unlocks Megasite’s Economic Potential

Through extensive stakeholder coordination and innovative design and bidding processes, Freese and Nichols helped provide the last piece of the puzzle to position the Megasite as the region’s next large-scale industrial facility.

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Mark Ickert

Power Line Safety Over Texas Lakes: How to Comply With Reporting Rules

Learn how Freese and Nichols can help in complying with Texas’ reporting rules for utility safety over state lakes.

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Mark Evans

Nationwide Grants for Municipal Resiliency Projects: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Municipalities can now take advantage of national funding opportunities for their resiliency projects.

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Krista Melnar

FEMA Rolls Out Risk Rating 2.0: New System for Calculating Flood Insurance Premiums

The approach uses enhanced capabilities, tools, and data to better reflect a property’s calculated flood risk. While each property is unique, most policyholders can expect to see a reduction or nominal increase in premium costs.

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Jordan Skipwith

Climate and Drought Outlook for the United States

Learn the details of temperature and precipitation predictions for the United States in coming weeks.

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Mark Evans

BRIC Grant Opportunities

​​​​​​​It is widely accepted that mitigation projects are more cost beneficial than recovering from the last disaster. BRIC (Building Resilient […]

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Freese and Nichols Completes 13 Watershed Assessments for Natural Resource Conservation Service

Freese and Nichols completed 13 watershed assessments in Arkansas for the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) and the […]

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Innovation: HDD Design Stress and Profile Analysis for Steel and Plastic Pipe

Our Water and Wastewater Transmission and Utilities team has developed new Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) software tools for route alternative […]

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