The Resource A century in the works : Freese and Nichols consulting engineers, 1894-1994, Simon W. Freese and Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore

A century in the works : Freese and Nichols consulting engineers, 1894-1994, Simon W. Freese and Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore

Label
A century in the works : Freese and Nichols consulting engineers, 1894-1994
Title
A century in the works
Title remainder
Freese and Nichols consulting engineers, 1894-1994
Statement of responsibility
Simon W. Freese and Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A personal as well as professional account, A Century in the Works offers anecdotes about John Hawley's battle-ax punch and eccentric scientific experiments, Simon Freese's penchant for practical jokes, and Marvin Nichols's "water fights" and genealogical shakeups of his family tree
  • The Freese and Nichols story will interest urban and environmental historians, professional engineers, and those working in related fields of hydraulic engineering, municipal and industrial water and sanitary systems, water quality, dam safety, waste management, transportation systems, aviation facilities, and urban development
  • The student of Texas history will find much of interest here as well. In many ways, the history of Freese and Nichols parallels that of the state for the past one hundred years. The firm has had a pivotal role in developing Texas water resources since Hawley arrived in the state. And it will be the rare Texas reader who has never gone boating or picnicking at one of the over a hundred Texas lakes engineered by the firm in the intervening century
  • This history of Freese and Nichols focuses on the firm's contributions, design innovations, and "firsts" in water supply, water treatment, and wastewater engineering; transportation design for roads, bridges, and airports; city and regional planning; environmental science; and general civil and environmental engineering
  • In November of 1891, at the age of twenty-five, John MacDonald Blackstock Hawley arrived in Fort Worth, Texas. A civil engineer from Minnesota, Hawley "hung out his shingle" in 1894 and began a tradition of engineering in Texas that his successors in the firm of Freese and Nichols have continued for one hundred years
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.7/62/0009764
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TA217.F7
LC item number
F74 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A century in the works : Freese and Nichols consulting engineers, 1894-1994, Simon W. Freese and Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-420) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Germs, Engineers, and Public Health: The Battle against Waterborne Disease -- 1. John B. Hawley, Engineer-Scientist -- 2. White Rock and Lake Worth -- 3. The Water Supply of Saint-Nazaire, France -- 4. Hawley & Sands -- 5. Hawley & Freese -- 6. Lakes Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain -- 7. Hawley, Freese & Nichols -- 8. The Corpus Christi Dam Break -- 9. The Chicago Lake-Lowering Controversy -- 10. A National Emergency -- 11. Back from the Depression -- 12. Building for Victory -- 13. Disarming the German War Machine -- 14. Water for West Texans -- 15. A Thankless Job -- 16. A Texas-wide Water Plan -- 17. People, Plants, and 'Pikes -- 18. Making Lakes -- 19. Marvin C. Nichols, 1896-1969 -- 20. Designs of the Seventies -- 21. Freese and Nichols, Inc. -- 22. Richland, Stacy, and Between -- 23. Simon W. Freese, 1900-90 -- 24. The Second Century
Control code
ocm44965091
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 435 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585174136
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36693169
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44965091
  • ebscoaca058517413X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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