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Ribbon Cutting at Chandler Place – Affordable Senior Living Apartments in Plaistow, NH

TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess and Project Manager, Tom Burns, PE joined in the celebration of the completion of Phase I of Chandler Place Apartments on 18 Chandler Ave, in Plaistow, NH. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, June 16th led by Steven Lewis, one of the three local developers. New Hampshire’s Governor Chris Sununu and town officials were also on hand to support this 62-and-older affordable senior housing project. Phase I of this two-phased project, consists of 25 one and two bedroom apartments, each averaging between 650-670 square feet, and a community center and business center on site. Phase I was completed in-part from receiving $330,000 through the state’s Affordable Housing Fund and $4 million through Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Residential applicants had to be at or below a required income level to qualify. The approximate rent for a one bedroom is $915 and a two bedroom is $1,095.  At the time of the ribbon-cutting event, occupancy was to capacity, with a waiting list for an open unit. Phase II could add an additional 14 more apartments.

The project team for Phase I of  Chandler Place Apartments included TFMoran for land surveying and civil/site engineering services, Burnell-Johnson Architects for architectural design, Gary Chicoine Construction for building, and Jameson Excavation for site work.

For more details about the event, link to the Eagle-Tribune.

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Meet Jennifer Clark, TFM’s new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Meet Jennifer Clark, TFM’s new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

TFMoran is excited to welcome our new Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Clark! Prior to joining TFMoran, Ms. Clark gained valuable experience working at a local environmental engineering firm.  Her new position involves greeting clients, answering phones, and assisting TFMoran’s engineers with various administrative functions.

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East vs West – TFM partners with CHaD for Annual NH High School All-Star Football Game

TFMoran welcomed the opportunity to partner with CHaD, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. The Children’s Hospital hosts an annual football game between East New Hampshire and West New Hampshire that raises money for medical research. This year the game will be held on Friday, June 30th at Saint Anselm College at 7 pm. CHaD has 15 locations throughout New England including Manchester, Bedford, and Nashua.  They are the only comprehensive full-service children’s hospital in Northern New England. CHaD fills a necessary need by performing many important medical tasks such as, caring for premature babies, responding to traumatic injuries, supporting children and teens in managing complex chronic disease or helping families cope with the challenges of childhood illness. There is also an annual CHaD All-Star Golf Tournament on June 13 held at the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, NH. A portion of the money raised from both events will go to Kristen’s Gift Endowment fund for children fighting cancer at CHaD. TFMoran was only one of many companies who donated to this very important cause.  CHaD cares for all current and future patients regardless of their ability to pay. Their mission is to treat and get kids back to their healthy selves as quick as they can!

Best of Luck to both teams!

For more information please visit CHaD Kids or CHaD All-Star Football

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Jason Hill receives his Professional Engineer License

Jason Hill, PE recently received his New Hampshire Professional Engineer license. Jason serves as a Project Manager for TFMoran, Inc. in the Civil Engineering Department. He has over 15 years of experience including site planning and design of private land development projects, public works projects, stormwater management systems, and design of piped utilities. Jason is NHDOT LPA Certified and is experienced in roadway design and permitting. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University. Jason works in TFMoran’s Bedford office.

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4 TFM Engineers Adopt-A-Block InTown Manchester

On the afternoon of Friday, June 2nd, TFMoran employees once again joined other local volunteers for InTown Manchester’s annual Adopt-A-Block. The event is a neighborhood clean-up usually held near Earth Day, but due to the persistent springtime rain, Adopt-A-Block was rescheduled to June. This year Jeremy Belanger, Maureen Kelly, Matthew Mullen, and Robert Vida picked up trash, raked, and mulched near the Mill Girl statue on Commercial Street. With several other groups assigned to the large swath of green space, there was just enough work to go around. InTown Manchester hosted a reception at local restaurant, 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, to celebrate another successful year of helping to keep Manchester “clean and green.”

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Congratulations to the 2017 NH Businesses and Business Leader of the Year

Robert Duval, Principle and President of TFMoran, was honored to be on the panel of judges for the 2017 Business NH Magazine Businesses and Business Leader of the Year awards lunch. Mr. Duval was among one of the 2016 business award recipients who chose this year’s winners for the following categories: Business Leader of the Year; Business Assistance; Business Services; Construction/Engineering/Real Estate; Education/Nonprofit; Financial Services/ Insurance; Health Care;Hospitality/Tourism; Manufacturing Technology, and Retail/Wholesale. The awards luncheon was held at the Center of NH Radisson Hotel, Manchester on May 25 and guests included CEO’s, NH Chamber of Commerce Area Presidents, and employees from businesss all over the state. TFMoran won best Construction Engineering/Real Estate for 2016 and was happy to pass the award onto Eckman Construction Company, Inc. for the 2017 year. The award recognizes businesses for outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance.

TFMoran’s Principle Dylan Cruess, Marketing Coordinator Susan Bartley, and Marketing Intern Kelsie Gagner were among many NH business leaders who attended the lunch to honor the award recipients. Congratulations to all of the Award Recipients and special Congratulations to Andy Crews, president/CEO of AutoFair – 2017 Business Leader of the Year! A big thank you to publisher Heidi Copeland and editor Matt Mowry for putting on the annual event and recognizing New Hampshire businesses.

For more details please visit http://www.millyardcommunications.com/

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NH Home Builders Association Golf Tournament

TFMoran’s very own Dan Blais and the rest of his team came in First Place at the 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the NH Home Builders Association on May 23. The event was held at the Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield, New Hampshire. The team members included Dan Blais from TFM, Doug Blais from Southern New Hampshire University, Kevin Sullivan from Quality Insulation and Mike DiBlasi from Ten20 Strategic Communications.

The golf tournament takes place every year in order to raise money for Marguerite’s Place, a local, non-profit organization that helps homeless women and children in crisis. Established in 1990, Marguerite’s Place gives local women physical, educational, and social support, allowing women to positively move forward with their lives, creating a better future. This transitional housing organization helps set women up with homes, jobs, childcare services other important necessities they may not have access to. Their philosophy is “We have always believed that true charity does not consist in doing for others, but in helping others do for themselves.” Marguerite’s Place has changed the lives of thousands of women and children and we thank them for all that they do!

Another thank you to all of the players and sponsors of the tournament such as; Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, LaMontagne Builders, Northwestern Mutual and Tournament Chairman Chick Beaulieu.

For more information on Marguerite’s Place please go to: http://www.margueritesplace.org/home/

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Stephen Williams joins TFMoran’s Stormwater Department

Stephen Williams joins TFMoran’s Stormwater Department

Stephen Williams has joined our team as a Stormwater and Construction Inspector. Mr. Williams has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. He has over 30 years of experience including soils testing, concrete and asphalt inspection and testing, monitoring infrastructure construction, water mains, sewer mains, and SWPPP Plans. He has also provided project management services for the NHDOT Bureau of Public Works, the Town of Hooksett, and numerous other communities in Southern New Hampshire.

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TFM Welcomes Scott Olsen to the Civil Engineering Department

TFM Welcomes Scott Olsen to the Civil Engineering Department

Scott Olsen, EIT has joined TFMoran, Inc. as a Project Engineer. Mr. Olsen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in Durham in 2011. His experience includes construction inspection, stormwater management, site and roadway grading, underground utility work for commercial and residential projects, and a $35 million federal renovation project. His certifications include Army Corps of Engineers CQC,  OSHA 40 HAZWOPER, and OSHA 30 General Industry.

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2 TFM Engineers Support UMass Lowell in NE Regional Concrete Canoe Competition

The ASCE sponsored New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition is a two-day event held annually for competing universities from across the New England region and Canada. As a qualifier for the National Concrete Canoe Competition, each team must design and construct a canoe made of specially designed concrete. Teams spend the entire school year planning and building these sleek racing canoes that are put to the test in a judging of both build quality and performance on the water. Additionally, the teams are required to submit formal design papers of their canoes and processes as well as present a professional level presentation. This grueling competition takes many hours to prepare for in addition to the students’ academic careers.

Jonathan Nadeau – Structural Engineer

A member of TFM’s Structural Engineering Department Jon Nadeau, traveled to the competition to spectate the fierce competition and to support his home team UMass Lowell. During Jon’s time studying at Lowell, he aimed to help excel Lowell’s presence at the competition and succeed with Lowell’s first place finish in 2013 (the best the team had done since 1994), second place in 2014, and first again in 2015, resulting in two trips to the national competition. With a passion for the canoe competition, Jon was excited to see what had been made this year and was proud that Lowell kept the team spirit alive.

Maureen Kelly, Civil Project Engineer

Maureen Kelly – Civil Project Engineer

Additionally, a member of TFM’s Civil Engineering Department, Maureen Kelly, who worked alongside Jon on the team, also arrived to show her support for the team at the races. Having been both a successful project manager and national competition racer herself, she was impressed by the team’s performance and is looking forward to what the team shows up with next year.

This year’s competition was held at the University of Connecticut with a total of 11 teams appearing. The first day canoes were put on display along with teams’ display boards, showcasing engineering designs, artwork, concrete samples, as well as many other things. Teams inspect and converse about each others’ work, asking questions, taking notes, and learning for next year. Following the judging period, representatives from each team give their presentations explaining everything they’ve learned throughout the year.

The following morning teams gather at the race site for an all-day display of speed and agility. Held this year at Mansfield Hollow State Park, teams loaded their canoes into the water, being careful to not damage their performance hulls, and prepared for the swamp test. As a popular phrase for the canoe teams is “Yes, it floats”, the teams must successfully prove their canoes with float in the swamp test by completely submerging their canoes underwater and letting them return to the surface unaided for two minutes. After proving their buoyancy, races began and lasted for the next 7 hours.

Racers displayed their skills on the water navigating the tight hairpin turn sprint races and lengthy endurance races, some overcoming glancing blows with each other and some suffering hard collisions. After the races concluded, the panel of judges convened to tally points to determine the final score. This year’s overall winner was the Canadian school Université Laval with their Formula 1 themed entry “LCC22”, followed closely in second by University of Massachusetts Lowell‘s entry “Jester”, and third Northeastern University’s entry “NU Orleans”.