Federal Services

Our federal clients can leverage the full strength of Freese and Nichols’ entire service line: planning and feasibility studies, environmental design and compliance, water supply management, wastewater treatment, dam and levee work, facilities design, transportation improvements, coastal restoration, flood control and more.

Our decades of experience meeting the needs of federal agencies and military bases has given us proven expertise and knowledge in the regulations and requirements that drive federal work. Our clients include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, International Boundary and Water Commission, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Our federal clients can rely on us to manage a project at a single installation or execute work for their nationwide programs. We are well-versed in executing IDIQ contracts, including MATOCs and SATOCs. Additionally, we have a history of working with small businesses and have a deep commitment to our national mentor-protégé program.

Civil Works and Flood Control

Freese and Nichols’ experience with government civil works projects includes both new construction and rehabilitation projects of facilities and infrastructure, as well as design, inspection, monitoring, evaluation and program/construction management. We offer niche services in coastal storm risk management along the Gulf Coast to improve the resiliency of hurricane flood protection measures, including levees and floodwalls.

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Specific Services

  • Ship channel and port projects, including navigation gates, coastal dredging and beneficial use of dredged materials
  • Levees, dams, canals, floodwalls and pump stations
  • Restoration of coastal wetlands and ecosystems
  • Building design and renovation: architectural, structural, mechanical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, utilities and landscape design
  • Coastal flood risk reduction measures
  • Storm damage reduction projects along the coast, including swing gates, drainage structures and pump stations

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Colorado River Levee and Baughman Slough

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Port Arthur and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Sulphur River Basin Water Resources Plan

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Military

Our history of serving the military dates to our founder designing utilities for Army training camps during World War I. We have spent recent decades working at Fort Hood, Texas, where we have designed LEED®-eligible buildings and water utility systems, completed large-scale GIS mapping and database projects for stormwater infrastructure, and provided environmental permitting and planning. Other examples of our work at military installations:

  • Renovations of National Guard readiness centers across Texas, including development of geothermal heating and cooling systems for energy independence and resilience
  • Full-time environmental support at Fort Polk, Louisiana, including impact assessments, maneuver damage inspections and wildfire protection planning
  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) master plans at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Hood Architecture and Engineering Services

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Hood Dam 42 Rehabilitation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Hood Dam Safety Program

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Hood Stormwater Master Plan

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Hood Tactical Facilities Maintenance

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Hood Traffic Study

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Polk Environmental and Planning Services

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Joint Base San Antonio Building Renovations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Joint Base San Antonio Runway Drainage Improvements

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

North Fort Hood Drainage Study

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Red River Army Depot Renovations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers