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TFMoran Project in May Issue of High-Profile

The May 2018 issue of High Profile is focused on Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture, and features an article on the Bedford Land Rover redevelopment on South River Road. TFMoran provided civil, structural and traffic engineering, permitting, and landscape architecture for this project which is currently under construction. We invite you to read the story below, or click on this pdf link High Profile_May2018_page 33_Land Rover

TFMoran Part of Land Rover Redevelopment Team

Bedford, NH – TFMoran is part of a New Hampshire-based design-build project team providing services for Land Rover’s new facility on South River Road (U.S. Route 3). The team also includes Warrenstreet Architects of Concord and Eckman Construction of Bedford.

The construction of the new facility is underway and will be completed in the fall of 2018.

TFMoran supplied civil/site/traffic and structural engineering, permitting, and landscape architecture services for the new 19,200sf auto showroom and state-of-the-art service area. The architecture of the proposed dealership is contemporary in nature with aluminum composite cladding in a dark grey and a champagne silver. The structure will include very prominent floor-to-ceiling plenar glass windows to display the interior showroom.

The window facing South River Road will extend approximately 61 feet or approximately 44% of the building façade. Although the contemporary design is unique for Bedford, the project team engaged the board with a detailed discussion related to the proposed architecture, and the board expressed comfort with the proposed design in light of landscaping improvements proposed.

TFMoran’s professional landscape architect, Mike Krzeminski, explained the landscape will highlight and complement the architecture of the building, while also balancing the town’s landscape standards.

“Blending corporate design standards with municipal expectations is a delicate balance especially in a town like Bedford where they have specific architectural preferences,” said TFMoran Senior Project Manager Nick Golon, PE. “In the end, both the town and project team found an appropriate balance that will deliver an exceptional project everyone can be proud of,” continued Golon.

TFMoran senior structural engineer, Joaquín Denoya, PE described the custom steel truss above glass storefront facing South River Road. “The exterior wall above the glass was designed as an 8-ft by 6-ft deep custom steel truss cladded with metal panels. The concept of supporting the roof framing on a clear spanning truss allowed for the design team to achieve a column-free look within the showroom,” explains Denoya.

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TFMoran Project on April’s Cover of ASCE NH Newsletter

TFMoran is the Corporate Sponsor of the Month for the American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section‘s newsletter, New Hampshire Civil Engineer. The April issue’s cover photo is a TFMoran civil engineering project that is currently under construction in downtown Nashua, NH, Residences at Riverfront Landing. The photo was taken via drone, courtesy SMC Management Corporation, and shows two of the three residential apartment buildings; a 7,200sf two-story restaurant/retail store; and a one-story 3,390sf community center. TFMoran also provided permitting and landscape architecture services for this 228-unit residence located off of Bridge Street along the Merrimack/Nashua River. The project architect is DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth, NH and Fulcrum Associates of Amherst, NH is providing construction management.

Click here to see the site plan, architect’s renderings and more under construction photos.

Please enjoy the project video below taken in March and provided by SMC Management.

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TFMoran structural engineers donate services for the 2018 Building on Hope project

TFMoran is proud to be part of the Building on Hope project team. TFMoran’s structural engineers donated services to the project architect Warrenstreet Architects of Concord, NH, to help the Building on Hope project makeover of the Crisis Center of Central NH get under way. “Every two years, Building on Hope rallies hundreds of volunteers to complete a weeklong, community-supported renovation of a nonprofit facility,” according to the organization’s website. “In the past eight years, Building on Hope has completed $3.6 million in work for organizations including Girls Inc., Easterseals, Opportunity Networks and the Manchester Police Athletic League. ” Building on Hope’s motto is “many hands make light work.” Please lend a hand to this important cause.
To read the NH Business Review online article about the 2018 Building on Hope project click this link, or read the story below.

Support sought for Building on Hope’s next renovation

Complete makeover, expansion planned for Crisis Center of Central NH

By NHBR Staff

Published: April 25, 2018

The volunteer nonprofit organization Building on Hope is looking for help in the form of skilled labor and donations to tackle its next project: the $500,000 renovation of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire in Concord.

The center, known as CCCNH, is the only agency exclusively dedicated to working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Merrimack County. In 2017, it served 1,184 people, answered 4,950 hotline calls and provided 2,991 bed nights. Its building is old with outdated systems, an inefficient floor plan and a kitchen and bathrooms appropriate for a family of four, not for a shelter that regularly houses 13 women and children, said organizers. The renovation will nearly double the facility’s size from four bedrooms with 13 beds to seven bedrooms with 24 beds.

Already, hundreds of businesses and individuals have signed on from all over the state, but additional help is needed to ensure the project, which begins with a May 11 groundbreaking and concludes with a reveal day celebration on May 20, runs smoothly, organizers said.

“This is our fifth renovation project, and each year I am blown away with how members of the local community and beyond step up to help in any way that they can,” said Jonathan Halle, co-chair of Building on Hope. “With the groundbreaking just a few weeks out, there are still materials and volunteers we need to provide skilled labor during Build Week in May.”

Halle said Building on Hope is seeking skilled carpenters, painters, flooring installers, plumbing and HVAC technicians, electricians and general laborers to donate their time Week. Interested businesses and individuals can contact Building on Hope’s volunteer coordinator, Sue Bee at [email protected]

Those interested in making a contribution can do so through Building on Hope’s GoFundMe page.

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TFMoran’s Quincy, MA Structural Project Featured in High-Profile’s April Issue

The April issue of High-Profile has a Multi-Residential focus section which features one of TFMoran’s structural projects in Quincy, MA. We invite you to read all about it below, or you can view the story as it appears in HP by clicking on this pdf link TFMoran Structural One Newport Ave., Quincy, MA

TFMoran on Design Team for One Newport Ave.

Quincy, MA – KFP Architects of Hingham, Mass., and TFMoran of Bedford, N.H., provided architectural and structural engineering services for the new construction of a six-story, multifamily residential building. The project is located on Newport Avenue, between West Squantum and Arlington streets in Quincy, Mass.

Demolition of the existing industrial building is expected to occur early spring 2018, with foundation work slated for mid-to-late spring 2018. The general contractor, RESKON Group, expects an overall completion of this new apartment building for fall 2019.

Developed by Arista Development, the new apartment building will include four stories, approximately 80,000sf of 80 residential units over two stories and approximately 50,000sf of above-grade, open parking space.

Located within the footprint of an existing industrial building that is to be demolished, soil conditions were determined to consist of granular urban fill over a former marsh deposit of organic silt. Traditionally, these conditions would not be suitable for shallow spread footing foundations. Instead, in conjunction with Terracon Consultants, soil improvement techniques such as aggregate piers and stone columns were considered to help provide a suitable bearing surface for shallow foundations while keeping foundation costs to a minimum.

The superstructure itself is considered “podium” style, consisting of woodframed residential levels over concrete slabs on steel framing at the parking levels. A mix of one- and two-story units will be provided with ample parking, elevated patio spaces, spacious exercise and meeting rooms, and a roof deck overlooking the Quincy Bay.

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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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TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess, one of 40 honored at Union Leader Awards Night

The front page of the Union Leader published on Thursday, March 15, 2018 featured a story written by Paul Feely reporting on the Class of 2018: 40 Under Forty Awards night held at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH. TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess was not only one of the forty honored at the event, but he was also quoted in the article. Congratulations to all the under Forty honorees who make our state a better place to live and work!

To view a pdf of the published story, click on this link NH Union Leader Class of 2018 40 under Forty honorees  or read the text below:

Class of 2018: 40 under Forty honorees make NH a better place to live and work

Taking their places in the ranks of honorees considered among the state’s top political and community leaders, members of the 2018 class of the New Hampshire Union Leader 40 Under Forty were honored during a ceremony Wednesday night at the Grappone Conference Center.

The program, now in its 17th year, honors New Hampshire residents who have achieved professional and volunteer accomplishments in the state. Past honorees include former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter and Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller.

“I’m honored to be recognized for doing something I enjoy doing, and would be happy to do regardless of my vocation,” said Lauren Collins-Cline, director of communications and public relations at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. “I think the quality of this year’s class is indicative of the under 40 crowd in New Hampshire. We hear a lot about the graying of the state, and an event like this spotlights what the younger generation is accomplishing.”

“Going through the list of honorees, it is an incredibly impressive list,” said Gov. Chris Sununu. “The sky is the limit in New Hampshire. You have the ability to do anything here and it’s our responsibility as government officials to make sure the doors are open to you. This state is about opportunity. You are here because you made the best of it.”

The 28 women and 12 men chosen for the 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty have made professional and personal contributions to make New Hampshire a better place to live and work. This year’s group includes four people in their 20s; 16 between 30 and 35; and 20 between 36 and 39 — including nine 39-year olds.

The most popular profession in this year’s class is attorney, the listed occupation for four of the honorees. They represent a very diverse workforce — real estate, health care, arts and entertainment, state politics, retail, accounting, insurance, finance, education and coaching, engineering, advocacy, promoting New Hampshire.

“You’ve done a lot to get here,” said New Hampshire Union Leader Executive Editor Trent Spiner. “Every year we are just amazed at your stories, and the things you have done and achieved. I am even more amazed at what you will go on to do.”

“It’s a great class, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Dylan Cruess, principal and chief operating officer of TFMoran Inc. “You see the people who have been recognized before you, and it’s an honor to be a part of that group.”

“I’m honored to be chosen, and to be a good role model for my kids,” said Jessica Bond, program director for Ascentria Care Alliance Therapeutic Family Connections Program. “I’m happy for the opportunity to help put a spotlight on the need for foster care in New Hampshire.”

“It’s a great class,” said Will Craig, community relations and economic development specialist with Eversource. “It’s a nice opportunity to recognize a great group of people for the good work they do around the state.”

Nominations for this year’s honorees were gathered in the fall. Nominees had to be younger than 40 as of Feb. 1, have lived in the state for at least three years, and have made professional and personal contributions to making New Hampshire a better place.

Citizens Bank sponsored the 2018 40 Under Forty Awards.

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High-Profile features an award-winning TFMoran structural design project in March issue.

TFMoran Structural Engineers are honored to be on the Five College Library Annex Team who received a bronze award in the building construction category by the Design Build Institute of America.  You can read all about it in the March issue of High-Profile, New England Facilities Development News in the Institutions & Schools focus section. Or just click on this pdf link High-Profile – Five College Library March 2018 pg 29 to view the published story, or read below:

DBIA NE Honors Five College Library Annex Team With Bronze Award

Hatfield, MA – At its recent annual meeting and design-build awards event, held in Framingham, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) New England Region, presented the Five College Library Annex project team with a Bronze Award in the Building Construction category.

The winning collaboration included Five Colleges, Inc. (FCI), CSL Consulting, Cutler Associates, Cutler Design, RDK Engineers, TFMoran, and Berkshire Design.

Prior to construction, Cutler, an East Coast design-build and construction management firm, worked with FCI and CSL on site selection. The design-build team then spent 12 months building the new 35,000sf climate-controlled library storage facility in Hatfield. The design provides for 9,000sf of receiving, materials processing, meeting, and office space, with the remaining 26,000sf storage space, outfitted with 24-foot high shelving units that have a capacity to house 2.5 million volumes.

The new state-of-the-art facility serves students and faculty members from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst — collectively known as the Five College Consortium.

The success of the project, having maximized the value and efficiencies of taking a design-build approach, is proven by the numbers. “Given the complexities of the site prep work and sophisticated building systems necessary for achieving the strict control of temperature and humidity, we are thrilled that the facility was completed on schedule and well under budget,” said Neal Abraham, executive director of Five Colleges, Inc.

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Union Leader features NH Engineers for National Engineers Week in Monday’s Business Section

This week, February 18-24, is the 67th annual celebration of National Engineers Week. Some New Hampshire newspapers, such as the Union Leader, are featuring a special Engineers Week section to raise awareness of what types of projects New Hampshire engineering firms are involved with and how they contribute to our daily lives. Check out this special section within Monday’s Business section, pages C5-C8. Along with many other interesting projects, you will find a story with the headline “TFMoran provides design and permits for new Millyard parking garage”. To view this story click on this pdf link NH Union Leader Feb 19 2018 Engineers Week story  or read the text below:

TFMoran provides design and permits for new Millyard parking garage

TFMoran provided survey, civil/site engineering, structural engineering, permitting and landscape architecture services for a new 6-story parking facility in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Once complete, it will provide nearly 1,700 parking spaces in the southern end of the millyard area. This new precast concrete structure, located at the corner of South Commercial Street and Line Drive, will provide parking for Southern New Hampshire University’s online program and administrative offices housed in the adjacent Langer Place mill.

Many site constraints presented challenges to the design of this facility. Bordered by the east bank of the Merrimack River, Line Drive, South Commercial Street, and the existing Langer mill, there was limited open space to accommodate this large parking structure.

Since the garage will be replacing an existing surface parking lot serving the Langer mill, temporary accommodation of existing traffic and parking needs, and maintaining access to the mill during construction all must be accommodated by the Construction Manager, Harvey Construction. Improvements to traffic flow patterns along South Commercial Street were also incorporated into the project, to accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic to the garage.

Situated directly across the street from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of Minor League Baseball’s New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and the Hilton Garden Inn, the building will present an attractive and interesting addition to the area. Project architects Built-Form, LLC designed the parking facility to complement the historic and modern structures of the surrounding neighborhood, with a traditional brick masonry façade reminiscent of the historic mills, with contemporary vertical glass elements in the corners. The west facade, overlooking the Merrimack River, will feature perforated metal decorative panels with embossed images, providing a unique and striking visual effect as seen from I-293 across the river.

Harvey Construction is scheduled to break ground on this project this spring, with an anticipated completion in late 2019.

 

The Union Leader Engineers Week section also published “TFMoran voted Best of Business in engineering”, to view, click this pdf link NH Union Leader Feb 19 2018 Engineers Week BOB Award story

A big Thank You to the Union Leader for continuing to celebrate projects by New Hampshire engineers during National Engineers Week!

 

More about National Engineers Week.

The 2018 theme is Engineers: Inspiring Wonder. The overall idea behind the themed week is to raise awareness of all the ways engineering contributes to our daily lives and foster interest in future generations of engineers. This year, more than 70 engineering, education and cultural societies are coming together for this event, along with more than 50 corporations and government agencies. “E-week promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science and technology literacy and motivates youth to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce.” (NSP.org) Engineer week is also dedicated to raise public awareness of the positive contributions to the quality of life that engineers provide on a daily basis.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is February 22, 2018. This is a day where all are encouraged to encourage females to go into the engineering field, as equals; their ideas and strategies are necessary for the future of engineering.

For more information visit: https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week

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Dylan Cruess selected for 40 Under Forty Class of 2018

Congratulations to TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess on his appearance in the 2018 “40 Under Forty” Young Professionals segment in the New Hampshire Union Leader. The acknowledgement is an annual segment in the New Hampshire Union Leader that praises young, working professionals for having made professional and personal contributions to make New Hampshire a better place to live and work.

By featuring these 40 young professionals from New Hampshire, potential young employees would be encouraged to apply for jobs in New Hampshire and stay in the area. The feature entails a question-answer segment with the recipient, giving advice and insight on their designated field. The articles also allow the featured young professional to get a little personal and explain how they got into their profession.

TFMoran Congratulates Dylan and the other 39 young professionals who made the 2018 list!

To view Dylan’s segment, click here Union Leader_2018 40 Under Forty – Dylan Cruess or read below:

New Hampshire Union Leader – 01/29/2018 Page : T05

Dylan R. Cruess • 38 • Bedford
Principal and Chief Operating Officer, TFMoran, Inc.

Why did you choose your profession?
The short answer is that engineering was my family business. I have
been involved with TFMoran in various capacities since I was 10. At
first I didn’t think I was going to join the firm; I interviewed at several
places in Boston and New York, but after weighing all the different
factors, being close to my family and the quality of life in New Hampshire
drew me back.

What motivates you to give back to your community?
I believe everyone benefits from a strong community and I find
being involved very rewarding on a personal level. I am fortunate that
my company believes in being active in the community and it encourages
everyone at the company to get involved personally as well. As
an engineering firm, we focus a lot on STEM initiatives and we support
the personal causes of our employees and clients.

What would you like to be doing when you’re 40?
Forty is only a couple of years away for me, so I would like to be
doing exactly what I am doing now. I work with amazing people and
we get to help to shape our communities through new development
every day.

Volunteer activities: Board of Directors, Manchester Chamber of
Commerce; Treasurer, Manchester Masonic Foundation.

Who’s in the photo: Dylan and his daughter, Catherine