Media Type: Innovations

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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Featured Innovation: Enabling a Quick Turnaround

Freese and Nichols has developed multiple modular compressor station designs to allow shop labor to replace field labor, cutting fabrication time and cost by almost half.

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Ed Dickson
Morgan McIlwain

Forward-Thinking Watershed Master Plan Makes Fayetteville a Leader in Flood Resilience

The project, which saves taxpayer dollars and lays a strong foundation for economic development, was recognized with one of four top honors from ACEC North Carolina.

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Lubbock Comprehensive Plan Embraces Collaboration for Fully Connected Response to Growth

Plan Lubbock 2040, the City’s first comprehensive planning effort in more than three decades, received a top honor from the American Planning Association – Texas Chapter.

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Adam Payne

Big Reservoir, Big Savings: Innovative QC and QA Strategies for the Bois d’Arc Lake Program

The $1.6 billion program has an innovative approach with a staff augmentation and construction management-at-risk (CMAR) model, which saved the owner tens of millions of dollars.

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Bois d’Arc Lake Plan and Zoning Honored by APA Texas

Thanks to an innovative partnership between Fannin County and the North Texas Municipal Water District, Bois d’Arc Lake is the first reservoir in Texas to have a comprehensive plan/zoning regulation in place before being filled.

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Featured Innovation: Forecasts for Water Along With the Weather

Amid 100-degree temperatures, Freese and Nichols employed a Daily Demand Model to help a water district be sure they could reliably provide for the peak demands of their 1.8 million customers.

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Leveraging Sustainability and Flexibility for a Truly Integrated Transportation Plan

The North Richland Hills Transportation Plan received the Gold Award in the Transportation Planning category from the APA Texas Chapter.

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Featured Innovation: Streamlining for Stormwater

By leveraging data in GIS, the Amarillo Drainage Utility focused the available dollars on projects that meet the strategic goals of the community and demonstrate a business case, helping to build support among citizens and elected officials.

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Holland Lake Channel Project Honored by APWA Texas

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Holland Lake Channel Improvements […]

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Main Stem Pipeline and Pump Station Honored by APWA Texas

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Trinity River Main Stem […]

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Farmers Branch Creek Emergency Repairs Honored by APWA Texas

After two dams crumbled during torrential rains, our multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists devised a solution to stabilize the creek in just nine months.

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