Clients rely on us to work with them side-by-side to deliver a complete program from start to finish. Because we actually live in the cities and counties where the work is happening, we are personally invested in the long-term outcomes of any Capital Improvement Program or a major construction project. Customers can lean on us to be an extension of their staff assisting them in reaching their goals as integrated partners and neighbors.

As a result, Freese and Nichols’ Program Management and Construction Management experience is deep and wide. We’ve managed billions of dollars of programs and construction projects in all of our service lines, from airports to reservoirs, countywide roadway programs to energy facilities. Our clients keep coming back to us because we don’t offer an off-the-shelf product. We provide customized solutions and help only where you need help. Because of our community-level relationships, we’re familiar with your situation and in many cases already know your staff. This pairing of regional resources and national-level expertise results in responsive service that solves your complex problems and meets your specific needs.

Program Management

Working with municipalities and agencies to help implement complex series of projects, we know that every organization is different, so our program managers customize our approach according to your needs. Integrating with your staff, we help you organize your multiple and concurrent efforts; assess risk; leverage funding options; navigate regulatory requirements; scale available resources appropriately; manage the variety of stakeholders and contractors; and expedite project timelines.

We work hard to make sure every dollar is spent wisely. Clients have benefited from our national management techniques applied at the local level. At end of the day, we measure our success based on whether you’ve achieved your results.

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Specific Services

Program planning and development
  • Project identification, development and prioritization
  • Preliminary schedules and phasing
  • Funding assistance
  • Rate and financial analysis
  • Program estimating/budgeting
  • Public meetings and stakeholder engagement
  • Staff augmentation
  • Bond program development
Program and project controls
  • Program scheduling/budgeting
  • Contract, design and cost management
  • Right-of-way and easement acquisition
  • Code and technical document reviews
  • Permitting coordination
  • Environmental clearance
  • Web mapping/geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Website development
  • Program management information system (PMIS)
Bid phase management
  • Electronic bidding
  • Advertisement and award
  • Document distribution
  • Bid tabulations
Design management
  • Alignment studies
  • Construction plans and specifications
  • Regulatory agency coordination
  • Design standards development
  • Constructability reviews

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Transportation Bond Program Management

City of Pflugerville, Texas

New Braunfels Utilities Construction and Project Management

New Braunfels Utilities, Texas

Water Operations Engineering Support

City of Charlotte, North Carolina

Sister Grove Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility

North Texas Municipal Water District

Hurricane Matthew Stormwater Project Management

City of Fayetteville, North Carolina

Parker County Transportation Bond Program

Parker County, Texas

Program Management for Bonded Projects

City of Hickory, North Carolina

Bois d’Arc Lake Program Management

North Texas Municipal Water District

Capital Improvement Program Management Assistance

City of League City, Texas

Disaster Recovery Program

Harris County Flood Control District, Texas

Texas High-Speed Rail

Texas Central Railway

Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Construction Management

Protecting the owner throughout the building process is our Construction Management philosophy, fine-tuned over 100 years of experience. Whether we’re providing construction services for a project we designed, or serving as your third-party construction manager, we’re experts in managing your risk and controlling your costs. This proven approach consistently results in projects that are constructed safely, on schedule, within budget, and with fewer headaches for you.

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Specific Services

Design phase
  • Cost estimating
  • Project scheduling
  • Constructability reviews
  • Value engineering
  • Project phasing/sequencing
  • Contract document preparation
Bid/proposal phase
  • Project delivery method evaluation
    • Single/multi-prime bid
    • Competitive sealed proposals
    • Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR)
    • Design-Build
    • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Advertisement and bid document distribution
  • Bid/proposal review, evaluation and award
  • Contractor evaluation
Construction phase
  • Construction quality assurance inspection
  • Construction contract administration
  • Documentation and submittal management
  • Cost, schedule, risk/issues management
  • Change management
  • Construction materials testing coordination
  • Commissioning, start-up and training coordination
  • Project completion and closeout documentation
Post-construction phase
  • Warranty period procedures, work schedule and coordination
  • 11-month follow-up inspection
  • Final project closeout

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Lake Texoma-to-Wylie Pipeline

Lake Texoma-to-Wylie Water Transmission System

North Texas Municipal Water District

Bois d’Arc Lake Construction Management and Inspection

North Texas Municipal Water District

US 290 Segments 4 and 5

Texas Department of Transportation

Integrated Pipeline Construction Management

Tarrant Regional Water District, Texas

Mary Rhodes Phase 2 Pipeline and Pump Station

City of Corpus Christi, Texas

Ward County Water Transmission System

Colorado River Municipal Water District, Texas

Surface Water Treatment Plant

City of Sugar Land, Texas

Huntsville Pump Stations, Water Lines and Elevated Storage Tank

City of Huntsville, Texas

Arlington City Water Program

City of Arlington, Texas

Beltway 8 East Widening

Harris County Toll Road Authority, Texas

Dallas Water Utilities Construction Management Services

City of Dallas, Texas

McKinney Construction Inspection Services

City of McKinney, Texas

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Construction Management

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority