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TFMoran receives 2019 SENH Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 Structural Engineers of New Hampshire held their Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards event at The Derryfield in Manchester, NH. Entries were judged on creativity, complexity, innovation, ingenuity, and suitability of the structural design for each of the three categories. The three categories were Buildings; Bridge and Transportation Structures; and Special Structures.

TFMoran was honored to receive the award in the “Buildings” category for Medicus Healthcare Solutions office building complex in Windham, NH. TFMoran’s Senior Structural Project Engineer, Thomas Lamb, PE (right) accepted the plaque from SENH President, Christopher R. Fournier, PE, SECB during the presentation.

Posters of each entry were on display during the meeting. Click on the pdf link to view TFMoran’s Poster or read description below to learn more:

Medicus Healthcare Solutions office building complex, located in Windham, NH, is a newly constructed three building complex. The buildings contain approximately 100,000 square feet of office space and are all connected by enclosed pedestrian bridges at the second floor. Each building is framed of a hybrid system of insulated concrete formed (ICF) walls and steel open web floor joists, beams and columns. The building is founded on concrete spread footings.

ICF walls at the exterior were chosen as an economical and energy efficient solution in lieu of the typical steel frame and metal stud curtain wall system used on most office buildings. The wall systems provided several benefits including a robust lateral load resisting system, ICF formed brick shelf, increased flexibility with façade material installation, and simplicity of connections between buildings.

A three-dimensional structural model was produced for the design of the buildings. The model was then imported into Building Information Modeling software to produce the structural drawings for the project.

Congratulations to all Award-recipients!

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Welcome Christopher Chiaramonte to the Civil Engineering Department

TFMoran announces that Christopher Chiaramonte has joined the company serving as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His work experience includes assisting in the design and preparation of commercial and residential site plans, permitting, drainage analyses and utility design.

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TFM Fleece Vests Have Arrived!

Spring is in the air, and it is finally time to put away the heavy sweatshirts and start wearing clothes for warmer weather! With that, TFM staff were very excited when the TFM logo fleece vests arrived in April. Members of the TFM team had voted earlier this year on their favorite styles and colors. The men chose an Eddie Bauer vest, and the women chose a style provided by Core. Everyone is wearing the vests around the office on the milder spring days. Thank you to Roberta at Corporate Images for working with us!

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Jeremy Belanger promoted to Senior Project Engineer

Congratulations to Jeremy Belanger, EIT who was recently promoted to Senior Project Engineer.

Mr. Belanger joined TFMoran in 2015 serving as a Project Engineer in the civil engineering department in Bedford. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger’s work experience includes civil/site design and infrastructure design, as well as regulatory permitting and approvals for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy projects.

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SNHU’s Kingston Hall Recognized at AIANH Excellence in Design Awards

TFMoran Senior Structural Engineers, Tom Lamb, PE and Kyle Roy, PE represented TFMoran at the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire 35th Annual Excellence in Design Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The design awards recognize some of the best architectural designs of the year. The award ceremony was hosted at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.

This year, Kingston Hall was recognized for a Citation Award for Excellence in Architectural Design – Commercial. TFMoran provided survey, permitting, civil/site engineering, and landscape architecture for the 5-story, 382-bed dormitory at Southern New Hampshire University. The 114,775 sf building is located on the west side of the campus in Hooksett, NH. Congratulations to Lavallee Brensinger Architects, of Manchester, NH and Mackey Mitchell of St. Louis, MO who provided the architecture for the project, and to general contractor  Whiting Turner of Framingham, MA.

Congratulations to all the award-recipients!

From the AIANH website:

CITATION AWARD: Excellence in Architectural Design – Commercial
Kingston Hall
Lavallee Brensinger Architects
General Contractor: 
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Southern New Hampshire University’s Kingston Hall is a 382-bed residence hall.  The new residence hall replaces three of the University’s aged buildings with one, student-centric living, learning environment. To enhance the first- and second-year student experience and encourage socialization, residential wings are organized in 16 and 20-bed pods which include shared bathrooms and living rooms. The first floor is open to the greater campus community providing an array of amenities including: game room, private and public study spaces, computer lab, outdoor patio, and multi-purpose classroom. The residence hall has an open-style kitchen area where students can convene, make meals together, and connect with their peers. All design decisions focused on the SNHU’s goal of facilitating a sense of belonging and making the college life transition successful for the individual student. The building is targeting LEED Silver.

To view all the 2019 AIANH Design Award projects click this link.
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TFMoran Awarded Best NH Engineering Firm for 2019

TFMoran was honored as the 2019 “Best of Business” in the engineering category on Thursday, March 14th at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, marking the seventh consecutive year that TFMoran has received this award. Awards are based on a poll of 4,400 NH Business Review readers.

“We are deeply appreciative of this recognition NH Business Review readers have given us year after year. It is a tribute to the ‘putting clients first’ ethic that our employees practice every day”, explains Bob Duval, President of TFMoran. “Additionally, we are thankful to be able to support events and organizations that have a positive impact on our community.”

TFMoran representatives Dylan Cruess, Nick Golon, Jeremy Belanger, Brenda Kolbow, Marty Gavin, and their guests, celebrated with other BOB Awards winners to the Rockin’ 50’s party theme. Once again NH Business Review staff created a fun and festive atmosphere with great music, decorations, themed-fare and beverages. Thank you to NH Business Review, and CONGRATS to ALL the BOB Award winners!

To see more photos click here. For a list of winners click here.

The BOB Awards honor the best of business across New Hampshire in over 90 business-to-business categories, and proceeds of the event support New Horizons and Families in Transition.

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TFM’s Nick Golon presents at the ASCE 2019 Multi-Region Leadership Conference

TFMoran’s Nick Golon, PE attended the American Society of Civil Engineers 2019 Multi-Region Leadership Conference for Regions 1, 2, 4 & 5 held in Orlando, FL as part of the NH Section delegation.  The conference included the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL), the Eastern Region Younger Member Council (ERYMC), and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL).  Participation in the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders strengthens and expands the programs and activities of Sections and Branches through the interchange of ideas, information and experiences, while it exposes incoming officers to the tools needed to be effective leaders.

Nick not only attended the conference but was also a presenter, leading breakout sessions on “Creating a Successful Website and Use of Social Media”.  With Nick’s role as Treasurer of the NH Section he focused on what he knows best and centered the presentation on the concept of designing a website to fit your budget and best serve your membership.  The sessions he led were well-attended and highlighted by incredible crowd participation making for an informative and fun experience for all.

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Celebrating Engineers Week, 2019

This week is National Engineers Week 2019. National Engineers Week is celebrated annually on the week that encompasses George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, and calls attention to engineers’ contributions to our society. Many companies throughout the United States celebrate this week by attending conferences or going to schools to raise awareness about the importance of engineering and what engineers do.

TFMoran currently has 33 engineers on staff, including civil, structural, and traffic engineers. The company will be celebrating Engineers Week by featuring some recent projects in the local papers, including the Union Leader and the Portsmouth Herald. TFMoran would also like to thank its incredible team of engineers for all of the hard work that they do and the incredible tasks they accomplish.

The NSPE-NH and ASCE-NH hosted a banquet in celebration of Engineers Week on February 19, 2019 at the Grappone Conference Center. The banquet featured a social hour, followed by remarks from New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu.

Thank you to engineers around the world for the hard work that you do, and Happy Engineers Week!

For a bit of interesting history on the founding fathers of engineering, click on this link.

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Looking Back on TFMoran’s 50th Year Celebration

As we start a new year, we’re taking a moment to look back on 2018 – a year of celebration for TFMoran. Last year marked our 50th year of service, and we found ourselves “Celebrating 50 Years” throughout the entire year. To commemorate this milestone, we designed a Gold Anniversary logo that  was used on all company collateral including polo shirts, pens, notebooks, and even brandy snifters.

Throughout the year, TFMoran hosted special events with staff  and guests to celebrate our 50-year-milestone, including two summer barbecues held at our Bedford office. Great food and great fun were key elements as we shared our success with those who have made our 50 years in business possible. The barbecues featured steak tips, hamburgers, chicken, summer salads, topped off with anniversary cake and ice cream, of course!

In addition to the commemorative gifts and barbecues, TFMoran held a 50th Anniversary celebration luncheon at the Bedford Village Inn just before Thanksgiving. TFMoran’s principals gave thanks to the more than 60 dedicated staff in each department: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Surveying, Traffic Engineering, Landscape Architects and Stormwater Management Group.

The year-long celebration concluded with an office family Christmas party, decorated in theme with blue and gold ornaments, a beautiful live tree, and festive poinsettias.

Now that 2019 is underway, TFMoran has retired the 50th Anniversary logo and has introduced a slightly revised logo to start off our 51st year. Here’s to continued success and another 50 years!


 

 

 

 

To read more about TFMoran’s 50-year history and role in many of the region’s most significant projects, link to these stories in New England Real Estate Journal June 2018 or High-Profile September 2018.

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BOB Award Voting Has Begun – Vote for TFMoran

TFMoran is proud to be the recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review’s BOB (Best Of Business) Award for SIX consecutive years, and we would love to make it SEVEN!

Please consider voting for TFMoran in the Engineering Category, Question 10 in the on-line survey. You must vote for at least 15 categories in order for your vote to count. And, only one vote per person is allowed.

Voting ends on January 18, 2019. So, please hurry!

We thank you for your consideration!

About the BOB Awards:

he BOB Awards are a New Hampshire Business Review awards program that celebrates the best New Hampshire companies in more than 90 business-to-business categories and are chosen by our readers.

The BOBs are your chance to tell us, other readers and the rest of the state which companies in New Hampshire have the best products and services for businesses – categories include: Accounting Firm, Digital Media Marketing, Law Firm, Advertising Agency, MBA Program, Dining with Clients (by Region), Young Professionals Networking Group, and more!

The 2019 “Rocking 50’s” BOB Awards Party will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. Come join the party for a fun evening of networking, food and libations.