Lester Featured in ASCE News; Project is One of ASCE’s Top Five

Brian Bresler

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 Project, for which he served as Project Manager, and he describes some of the innovations our project team devised to meet the accelerated schedule. One is WAVE, our Water Transmission Approach to Value Engineering, which helped the team finish $25 million under budget with change orders lower than 1 percent. Nick also discusses Freese and Nichols’ emphasis on sustainable solutions, both on this project and our Reuse team’s Raw Water Production Facility for the same client. Read the full article at ASCE.org.

Also this month, the Ward County project was honored as one of five national finalists for ASCE’s 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award. Pictured above at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders Gala in Virginia on March 26 are Chief Operating Officer Ron Lemons, a past President of the ASCE Texas Section; Nick Lester; and Rusty Gibson, Transmission and Utilities West Group Manager.