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SNHU Ribbon Cutting for New Quad

On Monday, September 21, 2015 TFMoran Civil Project Engineers Jeff Kevan and Tucker McCarthy, along with TFMoran’s Senior Landscape Planner/Designer Mike Krzeminski joined the Southern New Hampshire University campus community in celebrating the grand opening of the new Quad.  It was a perfect sunny day to hold the ribbon cutting ceremony lead by President Paul LeBlanc, who was accompanied by the Dean of Students and Student Government Association President. It seemed fitting flying discs of the school colors blue and yellow were being thrown by students throughout the vibrant green space, where a parking lot once occupied. The new addition of a black metal archway at the top of the stairs, displays the University’s iconic leaf symbol following the curve. And, at the foot of the stairs, a large black leaf is engraved in a granite circle, with paths leading from it in three directions. Students tried out the new benches, walkways and new grass areas while enjoying hot dogs and ice cream. We can certainly say a good time was had by all!

TFMoran worked with the University in providing conceptual designs, landscape architecture, land surveying, permitting and civil engineering services to convert the old parking lot into a new green space. The Quad is located in the center of the campus, across from the new Learning Commons and Library, and Dining Hall, where there is a pedestrian light for safe crossing on North River Road. Leighton A. White, Inc. of Milford was the site work contractor.

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Below are a few “Before” photos:

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High-Profile FastFacts Friday features TFM’s Keith Weston

High-Profile FastFacts Friday features TFM’s Keith Weston

High-Profile Monthly’s Anastasia Barnes presents “FastFacts Friday” as an e-newsletter every Friday featuring weekly headlines which are hyper-linked to the full stories on the High-Profile blog.

Click here to see our Keith Weston in High-Profile.

TFMoran Construction Inspector Keith Weston, PE

TFMoran Construction Inspector Keith Weston, PE

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Kolbow Joins MSC Survey Department

Kolbow Joins MSC Survey Department

Brenda Kolbow, PLS has joined the Survey Department of the MSC division of TFMoran, Inc. in Portsmouth. Ms. Kolbow is a Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Maine and North Carolina. She serves as a Survey Project Manager and is responsible for the management and coordination of survey projects with internal staff, clients, contractors, and regulatory officials from proposal through the completion of construction. Her field skills include boundary, topographic, ALTA, construction layout and as-built surveys, along with total station data collection and GPS static and kinetic observations. Ms. Kolbow has an Associate’s degree in Surveying Technology from Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

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TFMoran Promoting a Career in Land Surveying at NH Construction Career Days

On September 17th, TFMoran’s Chief of Survey, Jim O’Neil, LLS was on hand, as a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) at New Hampshire Construction Career Days . The event was held at the Hillsborough County 4-H Youth Center in New Boston. Over 1,600 students from nearly 50 NH High Schools attended, along with over 60 exhibitors! New Hampshire Construction Career Days is a non-profit organization which brings students together with the Construction & Transportation Industries to explore career options through hands-on activities. Click this link for more detailed information NH Construction Career Days Brochure

The hands-on activity the NHLSA  promoted Angle & Distance estimation incorporated with basic Deed Description retracement. TFMoran Promotes A Career in Land Surveying through a board that was displayed at the fair, and handing out hard hat decals.

Other categories of construction careers include General Contractors, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Civil Engineering, Operating Heavy Equipment, Truck Driving, Tree Work, Safety Education, and Apprenticeships through Education.

Some of the heavy equipment  on-site for demonstrations included backhoes, skid steers, excavators, graders, loaders, man lifts, plow trucks, and truck mounted cranes. Once again this exciting two day event expects to lead some of NH’s high-school students into various paths of the construction industry.

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Visit TFMoran at the Tri-City Expo Booth 212

The annual Tri-City Expo, New Hampshire’s largest Business to networking event, takes place on (Throwback) Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 3:00PM – 7:00PM at the Center of NH Expo Center at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester, NH. Over 150 New Hampshire businesses and members of the Manchester, Nashua and Concord Chambers of Commerce will be exhibiting, their products and services.  We hope that you will stop by Booth 212 to see some of the exciting projects TFMoran has been working on in the Tri-City Region.

And, don’t forget to visit the ever popular “Bistro”, where local establishments are serving up delicious samples of their specialties.

For a Free Admission Pass go to www.tricityexpo.com

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TFM Welcomes Keith Weston, PE

Keith Weston, PE recently joined TFMoran to serve as a Construction Inspector out of the Bedford office. He has over 45 years of experience in the civil engineering field and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Connecticut. Mr. Weston is also a licensed Designer and Installer of Subsurface Disposal Systems in New Hampshire. His work experience includes construction management of industrial, commercial, and residential projects, as well as, site plan design, preparation of storm water plans and general construction inspections.

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Vida attends Revit® Technology Conference in DC

The Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is a networking and learning experience that is held annually in North America, as well as, three other continents. RTC has been going on for several years now and the conference attracts many people from across the country because it is a conference for users, by users! The 2015 Conference was held in July near Washington D.C. and was attended by more than 500 registrants, making it the largest North American conference to date (until next year!). The conference is full of Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Revit power users, Revit beginners, Revit bloggers, BIM directors, company leaders, draftspersons, Autodesk, and third-party Revit vendors. In order to learn more about Revit and build a network of contacts to share ideas with, TFMoran sent Robert Vida, a Project Structural Engineer and resident BIM (Building Information Modeling) director, to this year’s RTC.

In Robert’s own words:

“It was a very inspirational and insightful event. It was extremely motivating to be surrounded by fellow Revit® lovers and to see all the advanced tools and techniques being used in the industry currently to push the bounds of efficiency, quality, and possibility. The most rewarding part of the conference was the practicality of all the sessions and presentations that I was able to attend. It is hard to imagine a three-day conference where each session is relevant to your specific profession and also your position in that profession, but RTC had multiple presentations to choose from per session and there was always something interesting and useful to learn in at least one of them. Having now returned from the conference, I am excited to share what I’ve learned with my coworkers and push towards building our Revit standards and training within the company. Together, I am confident that TFM will become a regional leader in BIM/Revit capabilities and will be better able to serve the needs of our clients!”

As you can see from the photos, Rob made a little time for sightseeing in between sessions. Of course the White House tops the list, and a close second is the New Hampshire granite column at the WWII Memorial at the National Mall.

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TFMoran featured in NE Real Estate Journal “Industrial Project of the Month”

Click this link for a printed version TFMoran in NEREJ Sept2015

Click this link to go to New England Real Estate website.

DACON AND PROLOGIS COMPLETE 614,000 S/F NORTHEAST LOGISTICS CENTER FOR UPS AND PRATT & WHITNEY

Londonderry, NH – The official dedication and ribbon cutting of the new facility is scheduled in October 2015.

As the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport grew larger and busier in recent years, a large swath of land just off Raymond Wieczorek Dr. to the south sat conspicuously empty. It remained that way until Prologis and Dacon Corp. teamed with a number of key partners, including civil engineering firm TF Moran to start work on a plan to convert the once-fallow 50-acre plot into a thriving center of commerce. The Prologis project, at 52 Pettengill Rd., is now a 614,000 s/f, high-bay distribution center for United Parcel Service, Supply Chain Solutions and jet engine manufacturer Pratt &Whitney. The new facility, which sits just adjacent to the airport, is a welcome addition to the burgeoning travel and shipping center, and one that will benefit both the immediate Londonderry/Manchester area and the greater southern New Hampshire region.

“At full capacity, this project will bring upwards of 400 well-paying jobs to the area,” said Chuck Reilly of Dacon. “When you consider that land was used for agricultural grazing and sat undeveloped, and within a 15 month period, there’s been almost one million s/f of development – including the Federal Express Ground facility developed by Scannell Properties of Indianapolis, Indiana just to the north of us – it’s a huge economic engine for Londonderry and the Manchester airport area.”

Construction on the building – a conventional, high bay steel and precast concrete panel building with approximately 24,000 s/f of office space, 400 parking spaces and room for as many as 100 tractor trailers – started in July of 2014. UPS and Pratt & Whitney are currently in the process of occupying the new facility. The building has 100% backup generation power and is almost 100% automated for pick and pack warehouse operations. The entire project was completed on schedule and on budget. Dacon provided design, engineering, and construction management on a design-build basis with in-house architectural and engineering services.

Completion of the project has allowed Londonderry to see Pettengill Rd. finally completed, connecting Raymond Wieczorek Dr. to Industrial Dr., which had been in town planning for over a decade.

Several key partners were involved in the project, including Denver-based developer Prologis, civil engineers, TFMoran and Continental Paving, who Reilly described as “absolutely key partners.” He also credited the town of Londonderry and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport management with being instrumental in allowing the project to remain on schedule regarding permitting and approvals.

Dacon Corp design builder

PDA design build architect

TFMoran civil/structural/traffic engineering survey – permitting – landscape architecture

Environmental Systems Inc HVAC

Granite State Plumbing & Heating plumbing & HVAC

Hampshire Fire Protection Co fire protection

Interstate Electrical Services electrical

Southern NH Concrete foundation

Fabcon Precast precast wall panels

Expose Signs & Graphics Inc. project signage

Optiline Enterprises LLC metal framing & drywall

Credit: Article originally written by Bill Burke with the NH Business Review.