Media Type: Innovations

Jason Currie

Modeling Platforms for Regulatory Flood Risk Data Development, Part I: 2D vs. 1D

2D rain-on-grid modeling methodology allows modelers to conduct large-scale watershed-based analyses not previously possible, as studied for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

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Design-Build Momentum Continues in Georgia

Design-Build projects in Georgia show how a collaborative delivery approach helps communities meet schedule and budget goals for water infrastructure improvements.

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Innovation: A Fast-Paced Solution to Clean New Braunfels’ Water

Multiple innovative approaches cut the time for design, permitting and construction of a new treatment plant in half to help New Braunfels Water meet summer drinking water demands and prepare to keep pace with the needs of a growing population.

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Emergency Riverbank Repairs Protect Fort Worth’s Twin 90-Inch Pipes

When erosion along the Trinity River exposed a 90-inch wastewater pipeline and a temporary protection failed, a multidiscipline Freese and Nichols team helped avert an environmental disaster for the City of Fort Worth.

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Helping Refine Fort Worth’s Water Asset Management Strategy

A comprehensive study has helped the City of Fort Worth better focus its water planning and management.

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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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