Media Type: Innovations

Nina Reins

When Every Minute Counts: Continual Outreach and Coastal Modeling Support

When decisions about evacuations and allocations of emergency resources are at stake, it’s critical that the technology is based on up-to-date data.

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Nina Reins

When Every Minute Counts: Flood Inundation Modeling and Mapping

Our hydraulic and hydrologic modeling improved decision support, emergency response and post-disaster recovery through the Compound Flood Inundation Guidance System.

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Nina Reins

When Every Minute Counts: Decision Support for Compound Flooding

The guidance system is based on the distinctive aspects of a particular storm while it is forming, providing more accurate forecasts than probabilistic analyses of past storms.

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New HVAC Design to Give Historic Army Band Hall a More Sustainable Life

Our Facilities team designed an innovative new energy-saving heating/cooling system as part of major renovations underway at Joint Base San Antonio/Fort Sam Houston. The Military Engineer magazine tells the story about the HVAC design.

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Nina Reins

When Every Minute Counts: Real-Time Forecasting During the Storm

Emergency management personnel can easily access forecasts with the Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment, a website with a user-friendly mapping interface.

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236 MGD in 3-D: Pump Station Innovations at Bois d’Arc Lake

Using 3-D modeling, visualization software and other innovative tools, Freese and Nichols’ design will provide redundancy, reduce power system losses and directly reduce the costs for conveying water.

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Innovative Techniques Improve Safety at Lake Ponca Dam Spillway

The award-winning project exemplifies an intentional, systematic approach to safety, users’ needs, and cost-effective solutions, allowing for continued use even during flood events.

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An Innovative Approach to Pump Station Design

The award-winning Main Stem project, which provides a renewable source of water, used innovative applications of modeling tools to reduce cost, minimize risk and maximize value to the owner.

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Dallas Wastewater Plan Delivers Dynamic Decision-Making Tool

The innovative new CIP Prioritization Tool enables the City of Dallas to review data, input new findings and formulate decisions for wastewater infrastructure projects based on relevant and timely information.

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Erin Flanagan

Deep-Water Intake and Tunnel System Aims to Reduce Drought Vulnerability

A Freese and Nichols joint venture project in Central Texas received international attention in Tunnelling Journal.

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El Paso Readiness Center Honored for Innovative Geothermal-Based Design

The award-winning project uses a combination of two HVAC technologies to reduce energy demand and increase sustainability for the Texas Army National Guard.

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Award-Winning Urban Infill Project Makes Most of Limited Space

The high-profile Colleyville Plaza, which was honored by APA Texas, incorporated historic and sustainable design elements while working within a budget that had been set 11 years earlier.

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