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TFMoran attends Groundbreaking Ceremony for NBCUniversal Boston Media Center

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Needham, Massachusetts at the site of the future NBCUniversal Media Center. Attending this exciting event was TFMoran Project Manager, Jason Hill, PE who provided civil/site design, permitting and construction administration services for the project. TFMoran’s Massachusetts licensed landscape architects also provided landscape design services. The redevelopment of the former General Dynamics facility will house the 170,000sf NBCUniversal Boston headquarters. This project is located in the Needham Crossing office park, in the newly zoned N-Squared Innovation District. The facility will combine the NBC group, which currently occupies four separate locations, into a single media center which will be the new home of NBC Boston, Telemundo Boston, NECN, and NBC Sports Boston. The project architect is Gensler of Boston, MA and the general contractor is Lee Kennedy Company of Quincy, MA.

For more information click on this link: Press Release NBC10 Boston – Groundbreaking NBCU Boston

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A TFMoran 50 Year Celebration at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce August Network PM

On Thursday August 16th, 2018 TFMoran hosted the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Network PM event celebrating TFMoran’s 50th Year! There was a great turnout of over 150 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce members and guests, TFMoran staff and their families.  Despite the harsh rainy weather throughout the week, the weather for this year’s barbecue was absolutely beautiful!

Tidewater Caterers served up the fan favorite steak tips, along with hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ chicken.  The gals from The Inside Scoop served up blueberry pie and butter crunch ice cream for everyone to enjoy along with the large TFMoran 50 Year Celebration cake! TFMoran’s President, Robert Duval, gave a speech commemorating the successes of the company, finishing with a big thank you to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Duval then passed over the microphone to Heather Avella, Membership Director for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, who then passed out prizes for the evening’s raffle.

Overall, this year’s event was a big success! Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate TFMoran’s 50th year! And, thanks to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for providing this wonderful networking opportunity.

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TFM Sponsors the First Annual NHCIBOR Summer Mixer

On Thursday, August 2, NHCIBOR had their First Annual Summer Mixer held at the Brookstone Event Center in Derry, NH.  Robert & Anne Cruess, and Dylan Cruess attended this spectacular event.  TFMoran was the first sponsor to sign up for this event.  There were around 100+ people that attended. Robert was the lucky raffle winner of the bottle of scotch courtesy of Chris Pascucci from The Massiello Group Commercial Associates.  Thanks for an amazing evening NHCIBOR!

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Scott Olsen Participates in the 37th Annual Prouty Bike Race

On Saturday, July 14th TFMoran Project Engineer Scott Olsen, CPESC participated in cycling 100 miles in an event called the Prouty, which is a fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital. Scott has been involved with cycling fundraisers for cancer research since he was a little kid, volunteering at the finish line of the Pan Mass Challenge (supporting the Jimmy Fund), however he began participating in the Prouty when his father was a cancer patient at Dartmouth Hitchcock.  The team Scott rides with is the Beam Team, organized by his father’s employer, Bensonwood, of Walpole, NH.  Fortunately, Scott’s father was able to make cancer a part of his past and it is their hope that all others who encounter the disease will be able to do the same, largely in part to charitable events such as the Prouty.

The total amount of money raised for the 2018 Prouty race was $2,711,152.34, all which will aid research and cancer patient support at the clinic!  Way to go Scott on raising $382 for such a great cause!

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“Tour De Manch” Bike Tour to Support Conservation Commission

The Manchester Conservation Commission’s annual bike tour, “Tour De Manch,” will be held September 9th, 2018, beginning at Eversource Energy Park in Manchester.  This family-friendly bike ride offers a 30-mile or 40-mile route around the city of Manchester, NH.  The event benefits the Manchester Conservation Fund which provides financial support for citywide environmental projects including education, conservation, and restoration of our natural resources.

TFMoran’s Senior Project Manager Nicholas Golon, PE is the event Chair for the Conservation Commission board. “The event continues to grow each year, both in numbers and in sights” said Nick Golon.  “The tour is so much more than a bike ride, it is a great way to show riders a different side of their city they may otherwise never get to see, meet new people from their community, and help support a worthy cause in protecting Manchester’s natural resources”.

Riders will depart from Energy Park, 780 N. Commercial Street, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sights along the route include Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog Rail Trail, Nutts Pond Recreation Trail, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Lake Massabesic and the historic Weston Observatory.  The tour offers t-shirts, rest stops, bike support and finishes with lunch, generously provided by the Puritan Backroom. Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-13, and free for kids under 6.  The registration fee goes directly into the Manchester Conservation Fund.

Since 1989, the Manchester Conservation Commission has worked to preserve the city’s natural resources for the benefit of its citizens and wildlife.  By protecting these resources, we help improve water and air quality, preserve rare species of plants and animals, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and mitigate the impacts of storms and flooding.  The bike tour is our primary fundraiser.

Please come out to the Tour De Manch Bike Tour to help support citywide environmental projects! Click HERE to register.

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Construction Projects and Trends discussed at Northern New England State of the Market Summit

On Thursday July 12, 2018 New England Real Estate Journal hosted the Northern New England State of the Market Summit at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH. TFMoran’s president and chief engineer, Robert Duval, PE spoke on the panel, covering the topic “Construction Projects and Trends”. Additional topics discussed were Real Estate Updates, Financing Availabilities, and New Development Projects coming to Northern MA, NH, and ME.

The attendees had a great networking opportunity following the panel discussion with the speakers. Jason Settineri of Build-it Construction; Josh Levy of Waterstone Properties Group; Justin Lamontagne of NAI The Dunham Group; John Sokul of Hinckley Allen; Ron Ciotti of Hinkley Allen; Scott Forte of Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty; and Karen Pollard of City of Rochester were on-hand to answer any questions. Corey Colwell and John Lorden from TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office were also in attendance.

Thanks to Rick Kaplan and the New England Real Estate Journal staff for putting on this great event. TFMoran was a proud sponsor of the Summit, along with Waterstone Properties, U.S. Pavement Services, Hinkley Allen, and Build-It Construction.

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TFMoran president, Robert Duval to speak at Portsmouth Northern New England State of the Market Summit in July

On Thursday July 12, 2018 New England Real Estate Journal will be hosting the Portsmouth Northern New England State of the Market Summit at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH.  After the networking breakfast, TFMoran’s president and chief engineer, Robert Duval, PE will be speaking on the panel, covering the topic “Construction Projects and Trends” during the 9:00am session. Additional topics to be discussed are Real Estate Updates, Financing Availabilities, and New Development Projects coming to Northern MA, NH, and ME.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will have another opportunity to network with the speakers: Jason Settineri of Build-it Construction; Josh Levy of Waterstone Properties Group; Justin Lamontagne of NAI The Dunham Group; John Sokul of Hinckley Allen; Robert Duval of TFMoran; Ron Ciotti of Hinkley Allen; Scott Forte of Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty; and Karen Pollard of City of Rochester. TFMoran’s Portsmouth division manager and principal, Corey Colwell, LLS and Dylan Cruess, TFMoran’s COO, will be on hand for networking.

Thanks to Rick Kaplan and New England Real Estate Journal staff for putting on this great event, and for all the other sponsors, Waterstone Properties, U.S. Pavement Services, Hinkley Allen, and Build-It Construction.

Last year nearly 150 people attended this vibrant and engaging Summit, we are eagerly awaiting to see how many people attend this year’s event. Hope to see you there!

To register go to www.nnesom.eventbrite.com or contact Rick Kaplan 800-654-4993, ext. 247 or e-mail [email protected]

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TFM Portsmouth Office Gives Back to Community with GATHER

On Friday, June 15th, TFMoran Portsmouth division closed the office and spent the day volunteering at GATHER, the Portsmouth Family Food Pantry.  All 14 employees spent the day doing inventory, which consisted of weighing, logging, and tagging all eatable inventory in the GATHER warehouse.  TFMoran employees also transferred a truckload of donated food into a van destined for another city’s food pantry in the seacoast.  Overall, the day spent volunteering at GATHER was a success not only by giving back, but also coming together as a group for a fun day with the intent of helping others.

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NH Business Review focuses on Engineering Firms designing for NH’s Future

New Hampshire Business Review’s June 22- July 5, 2018 issue features a special section on Engineering. The article entitled “Engineering firms design for New Hampshire’s future” is a Q & A format with a panel of four NH firms participating, including TFMoran. To view the 3 page article, click on this pdf link TFMoran featured in NHBR Engineering Article

See below for TFMoran’s president Robert Duval, PE answers to NHBR’s questions:

In what ways have TFMoran projects helped
advance the ongoing expansion of New
Hampshire’s infrastructure?

Robert Duval: “One of the most important
skills that TFMoran has developed over the
years is the successful redevelopment of
under-utilized urban and industrial land. We
have played an integral role in many of the
region’s most significant redevelopment
projects, among them the SNHU Arena and
the Fisher Cats Stadium in Manchester’s
urban core; redevelopment of the Bedford
Mall, Wayfarer Hotel, and former Macy’s
properties in Bedford; a major expansion of
the GE Aviation Plant in Hooksett, conversion
of several mill buildings in Lowell and
Lawrence to residential/commercial use,
and designing a new 1,700 car parking garage
at the south end of Manchester’s historic
Millyard, currently under construction.
These few projects alone provide hundreds
of millions of dollars of new tax base revenues
to the local community. In addition,
they are bringing vibrancy and prosperity
to our historic urban centers, and helping
restore the charm and character that makes
New England such a great place to live and
work.”

What does TFMoran do differently
that makes it stand out as an
engineering firm?
Robert Duval: “What makes TFMoran
different is our corporate culture. In addition
to being leaders and innovators in
our industry, we are also active members
of our communities. We strongly encourage
all employees to become involved
outside the workplace in professional and
community organizations. We believe an
involved person is a caring person, and a
caring person will create better designs —
designs that have a more positive impact
on their surroundings, and designs that
save our clients time and money. This
is why TFMoran is known for providing
superior value to our clients at competitive
rates.”

What has been your firm’s biggest
challenge and how did you
overcome it?
Robert Duval: “One of the biggest challenges
we face in today’s development
world is intense schedule pressure. All
across the industry, we are seeing a
demand for delivery of a project in the
shortest possible timeframe. Owners and
developers are finding it difficult to wait
for projects to wind their way through the
approval process as their users are looking
for immediate results. Meanwhile, the
regulatory process is becoming ever more
complex and pervasive. Over the past few
years, understanding the unique needs
and opportunities of each project, we have
found many innovative and creative ways
to navigate the new regulatory environment
within our clients’ aggressive schedules.
We have worked hard to develop our
reputation for meeting these challenging
deadlines, and we are proud of our impressive
track record.”

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Kyle Roy, PE, Senior Structural Engineer rejoins Structural Engineering Team

TFMoran announces that Kyle Roy, PE has rejoined the firm serving as a Senior Structural Engineer in the Bedford office. He has over 20 years of experience in structural design and analysis, including the evaluation of existing or damaged structures for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential building types for a variety of public/private clients. Mr. Roy’s experience also includes the evaluation of existing structures for rehabilitation and adaptive re-use. Additionally, he has extensive federal healthcare engineering experience and is a member of the New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society and New Hampshire Society of Healthcare Facility Managers. Mr. Roy has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.