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Red Nose Day – TFMoran helps in fighting child poverty

TFMoran will be celebrating Red Nose Day on May 24th, 2018, along with Walgreens, the official retailer of the red nose! The national charitable event brings attention to child poverty around the globe. Starting April 2nd, for $1, a Red Nose, along with other Red Nose merchandise, can be purchased at your local Walgreens. TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess and daughter Cate didn’t waste any time getting their Red Nose, and took a selfie to help create awareness of this special fundraising event. Half the money will be donated to one of the many charities Walgreens supports, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children, and Feeding America. For a full list of charities and proud supporters, click here.

Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and has raised $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the U.K. in 1988. One of the major charities that influenced Red Nose Day is Comic Relief. Comic Relief is an organization that launched in 1985 to raise money to address poverty and social injustice throughout the world through the use of comedy and laughter. The event is held every two years as a U.K fundraising event, and it encourages people to wear a red nose and act silly to help raise money.

Nearly 1/3 of the world’s population, more than three billion people, have less than $2.50 to live on for one day. One billion children worldwide are living in poverty, and nearly 22,000 children die every day because of it.

Since beginning the campaign in 2015, Walgreens has helped raise awareness and donate to child poverty. They have helped raise over 100 million dollars and helped more than eight million children living in poverty.   $1 gives a child a nutritious meal, while $10 gives entire classroom textbooks. NBC will be broadcasting an all day campaign dedicated to the event that includes a special edition of American Ninja Warrior.

Get your nose and join us in helping end child poverty around the world. For more information visit: https://rednoseday.org/

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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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TFMoran Celebrates “Friday” with a TGIF Staff Party

On Friday, April 6th, TFMoran staff celebrated “Friday”, the end-of-the-work week, by taking a well-deserved break for a TGIF office party. Engineers, surveyors, landscape architects and office support and principals all gathered in the reception area to socialize while enjoying hot appetizers from TGI Fridays. The table was filled with chicken wings galore, along with potato skins, mozzarella sticks, out-of-this-world sliders and more – accompanied by the healthy choices of veggies and fruits of course! And, yes, there were cookies for a sweet ending.

The reception area was looking festive, decorated with approximately a zillion custom-designed TGIF! Friday signs, and metallic blue and gold balloons, thanks to receptionist Jenn Clark. The bright bouquet of yellow tulips and iris, arranged by Maryanne Murray, added to the festivities giving the party a dose of spring. However, looking outside was a different scene, snow was falling and sticking to the ground! No one seemed to mind, because, after all, it was Friday! As always, the dedicated, hard-working TFMoran staff appreciated the work break to catch up with co-workers, and a good time was had by all!

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Land Surveyor turned fashion-ista!

Land Surveyor Steve Bibeau removed the brim of his hat to create the perfect head piece when using the survey equipment.

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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!