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Union Leader Business Section features Groundbreaking Plans for TFMoran engineering project Market and Main

In the Thursday, March 29, 2018 issue of the Union Leader TFMoran’s engineering project, Market and Main was featured in the Business Section. The article focused on the exciting news of groundbreaking plans of Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast, along with 2 additional leases signed, Pressed Cafe and Charles Schwab. Market and Main (at the former Macy’s site in Bedford, NH) is a mixed-use center designed to be a pedestrian-friendly place with a village green and pocket parks throughout. Plans include a 1,200-seat deluxe cinema, an office building, a hotel, a variety of vibrant restaurants and retail shops, and two parking garages.

TFMoran provided civil/site and traffic engineering, permitting, land surveying, parking garage structural and landscape architectural services for commercial developer Encore Enterprises of Dallas, Texas. The project architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge, MA, and the general contractor is Hutter Construction of New Ipswich, NH. The demolition of the Macy’s store was completed in the spring of 2016, site construction began March 2017, and groundbreaking is expected end of March/early April.

To read the full Union Leader article click this pdf link Union Leader Groundbreaking Market and Main 03-29-18

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TFMoran Civil Engineering Project – New State of NH Women’s Prison – Ribbon-Cutting Event covered by NH Union Leader

On the front page of the New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 is one of TFMoran’s civil engineering projects, the State of New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women, located in Concord near the men’s facility. The official ribbon-cutting event was held on Monday morning March 26th and was attended by Governor Chris Sununu, Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Ann Kuster, along with many other officials. TFMoran’s Civil Project Manager, Jason Hill, PE was also in attendance, along with other project team members including SMRT‘s project architects David Lay and Dennis Morin of Portland, Maine; and members of the Gilbane Building Company team.

The new 101,000 sf, $50M facility has 224 beds, and will house 146 female inmates who will be relocated from the Goffstown facility. TFMoran provided land surveying, civil/site engineering, permitting, stormwater monitoring, construction documents and construction support services.

To view the full Union Leader story click this pdf link: 03-27-2018-Union Leader_State cuts ribbon on new women’s prison

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet TFMoran’s Survey Field Technicians

This week TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran’s Survey Department is made up of 15 dedicated individuals working from both the Bedford and Portsmouth, NH offices. We started off the week featuring James O’Neil, LLS, Chief of Survey; Corey Colwell, LLS, Portsmouth Division Manager; Steve Bibeau, LLS, Field Operations Manager; Brenda Kolbow, PLS, Survey Project Manager and Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS, Survey Project Manager.

Wrapping up this special week, we are recognizing the hard work and dedication of our
TFMoran, Inc. ~ Survey Field Technicians:

Tom Berube, LLS, PLS; Tom Wood; Mike Burt; Rich Ward; Marty Gavin; Aaron Lamond; Todd Emerson; Colin Serpa; and Mo Vander Pol.

They are a crucial part of the TFMoran team using the latest technology for field data collection including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which allows data to be collected in the field while being received in the office for greater quality control and a new level of productivity.

Thanks to our amazing Survey Department, for all you do!

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS – TFMoran Survey Project Manager

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Survey Project Manager, Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS.

Hans Mertsch, LLS, PLS ~ TFMoran Survey Project Manager

Hans Mertsch, Jr.  joined TFMoran, Inc. in 1992 and serves as a Survey Project Manager. His experience includes proposal preparation to field operations, research and boundary determinations. Hans has over 37 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying from field procedures to departmental management. He is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont, and a Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Massachusetts and Maine.

Hans obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Northeastern University. He also attended the Massachusetts School of Survey and earned an Associate degree in Applied Science in Conservation Technology from the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute.

Hans is a member of New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA), American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), and Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE).

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Brenda Kolbow, PLS – TFMoran Division Survey Project Manager

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Survey Project Manager, Brenda Kolbow, PLS.

Brenda Kolbow, PLS ~ TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Survey Project Manager

Brenda Kolbow, PLS is a Survey Project Manager working out of TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office.  She is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Maine and North Carolina. Brenda 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.  Brenda’s has an Associate’s degree in Surveying Technology from Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.

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TFMoran Celebrates our 6th BOB Award!

An excited group of TFMoran staff stepped back into the bright lights and dark nights of the roaring ’20s, at the most talked about event of the season – the 2018 BOB Awards Party! The celebration took place on Thursday, March 22nd at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, after being postponed due to a nor’easter. We celebrated the best businesses in the state and networked with business leaders from across New Hampshire in a fun and festive party atmosphere.

TFMoran is honored to receive, for the sixth consecutive year, the 2018 “Best of Business” in the Engineering category by  New Hampshire Business Review’s readers. The BOB Awards survey honors the “Best Of Business” in New Hampshire in over 90 categories. A Big THANK YOU to all who voted for us! According to NHBR’s website, nearly 3,500 people voted in this year’s BOB Awards survey. To see additional photos and a full list of winners go to NHBR’s website.

Thank you to New Hampshire Business Review for showcasing the Best of Business across New Hampshire, and for putting a truly first-class celebration!

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Stephen Bibeau, LLS – TFMoran’s Field Operations Manager

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Field Operations Manager Stephen Bibeau, LLS.

Stephen Bibeau, LLS ~ Field Operations Manager

Stephen Bibeau is TFMoran’s Field Operations Manager and joined the team in 2014. Stephen is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the state of New Hampshire and has over 30 years of experience in the field. He has been surveying since 1985 and attended a Surveyors Assistant Program for Survey. Steve’s responsibilities include scheduling and supervising the field personnel, as well as coordination of field/office production with the Chief of Survey. He is also responsible for project management, technical computations, proposal preparation and managing the day-to-day field surveying operations. Steve is a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA).

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet Corey Colwell, LLS – Portsmouth Division Manager & Principal

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week. Please read below about TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Manager and Principal, Corey Colwell, LLS.

Corey Colwell, LLS ~ Portsmouth Division Manager & Principal

Corey is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the state of New Hampshire and is TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Manager and a Principal. He has over 30 years experience in the land surveying and environmental/civil permitting industry. As Division Manager he is responsible to oversee all land surveying projects in the Portsmouth office from proposal to completion, including field operations, technical computations, research and boundary determinations, and project management. Corey earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Natural Resources/Surveying from the University of New Hampshire, Thompson School of Applied Science. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, and New Hampshire GPS Consortium.

Prior to TFMoran, Corey joined MSC Engineers and Land Surveyors in 1986 and became a principal in 1997. TFMoran acquired Portsmouth-based MSC Engineers in late 2014; MSC is now a division of TFMoran, Inc.

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Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week! Meet James O’Neil, LLS, TFMoran’s Chief of Survey

TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week, starting with our Chief of Survey and Vice President, James O’Neil, LLS.

James O’Neil, LLS ~ Chief of Survey & Vice President

Jim is a Licensed Land Surveyor in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont with nearly 25 years of experience in land surveying. As TFMoran’s Chief of Survey he is responsible to oversee all land surveying projects from proposal to completion, including field operation, technical computations, research and boundary determinations, and project management. His broad experience includes projects in both the private and public sectors where he has worked on everything from inspection for compliance of construction projects, construction layout, route surveys, preparation of final as-built for record drawings, to drafting sewer profiles, grading plans, utilizing GIS software, and determining right-of-ways.  Jim attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors; a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association and a former Director of Professional Practice NHLSA.

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TFMoran is Celebrating National Land Surveyors Week – March 18-24, 2018

This week TFMoran is celebrating National Land Surveyors Week (March 18-24) by recognizing our professional surveyors, survey technicians and survey crews! Jim O’Neil, LLS, Chief of Survey, heads up our Survey Department which is made up of 15 dedicated individuals working out of both the Bedford and Portsmouth, NH offices. TFMoran’s survey staff include licensed surveyors in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and North Carolina. They are a crucial part of the TFMoran team using the latest technology for field data collection including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which allows data to be collected in the field while being received in the office for greater quality control and a new level of productivity. By using a combination of Robotic Total Station, GPS Hybrid Positioning and Topcon Robotic Hybrid Positioning System our team is more efficient at every phase of a project, saving our clients time and money. Many of our surveyors are members of the New Hampshire Land Surveying Association and we are grateful to the association for their support.

In addition to the National Society of Professional Surveyors recognizing this special week, New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has signed a State of NH Proclamation for Land Surveyors Week, , which reads in part: New Hampshire Land Surveyor’s Association for the past 49 years has aimed to provide a public benefit by helping licensed land surveyors grow professionally beyond licensure and to achieve excellence in their profession through professional outreach and education programs; and Land Surveyors are very important to infrastructure in the State of New Hampshire and are worthy of our appreciation.

President Trump has also acknowledged National Land Surveyors week by signing a message to the nation recognizing the important role professional surveyors have in the growth of our economy, development of our infrastructure, as well as, honoring the contributions and accomplishments of professional surveyors throughout American history and their vision for our future.

TFMoran will be highlighting our hard working and dedicated surveyors throughout the week, starting with our Chief of Survey and Vice President, James O’Neil, LLS and Portsmouth Division Manager and Principal, Corey Colwell, LLS.