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Innovation in Action

At Freese and Nichols, we understand that your challenges have become larger, costlier and more complicated. This is where we thrive. For 125 years, we’ve built our reputation on innovative client service, guiding organizations large and small through their toughest problems.

Innovation is the essence of the Freese and Nichols culture. From tuition assistance to research funding, we’ve structured our company to inspire innovation every day. The results are solutions for our clients that span disciplines and geography. Read more in our annual Innovation Report.

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Fayetteville Watershed Master Plan Receives ACEC-North Carolina Grand Award

November 30, 2020

To find solutions for flooding problems stemming from recent significant rainfall events and outdated infrastructure, the City of Fayetteville partnered with Freese and Nichols to create a forward-thinking, long-term watershed master plan whose innovative approach has made Fayetteville...

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

November 23, 2020

Developing Bois d’Arc Lake, Texas’ largest new reservoir in 30 years, has been a massive undertaking for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The magnitude of the program — a $1.6 billion program divided into five distinct construction packages — required a proactive approach to...

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

November 11, 2020

As the North Texas population rapidly grows, the new Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County is crucial for meeting water demand for the new homes and jobs being created. Over the last decade, more than 1 million new residents moved to North Texas, including 158,000 in 2018 alone.

The...

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Forecasts for Water Along With the Weather

November 03, 2020

As temperatures rise in summer, so does water demand. During summer 2018, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) experienced increased demands during retrofits of the Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

As temperatures hovered around 100 degrees, NTMWD wanted to be sure they were able...

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North Richland Hills Transportation Plan Honored by APA Texas

October 29, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects have won Project of the Year Awards from the...

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Streamlining for Stormwater

September 30, 2020

The City of Amarillo needed help prioritizing the efforts of the Amarillo Drainage Utility to meet the community’s needs and maximize the available funding.

As a subconsultant, Freese and Nichols developed and conducted a survey of Drainage Utility customers, reviewed development...

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Holland Lake Channel Project Honored by APWA Texas

September 15, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Holland Lake Channel Improvements were named Public Works Project of the Year in the Environmental Category, $2 million to $5 million.

Holland Lake Park is a key recreational...

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Main Stem Pipeline and Pump Station Honored by APWA Texas

September 02, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Trinity River Main Stem Pipeline and Pump Station was named Public Works Project of the Year in the Environmental Category, more than $75 million.

The North Texas Municipal...

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Farmers Branch Creek Emergency Repairs Honored by APWA Texas

August 26, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Farmers Branch Creek Repair Project was named Public Works Project of the Year in the Disaster/Emergency Category, less than $2 million.

Farmers Branch residents treasure...

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Toledo Bend Dam Spillway Repairs Honored by APWA Texas

August 19, 2020

Four Freese and Nichols projects received awards from the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter. The Sabine River Authorities' Toledo Bend Dam Spillway Repair Project was named Public Works Project of the Year in the Disaster/Emergency Category, $5 million to $25 million.

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