Celebrating Women In Construction Week! Meet Jessica Winston, TFMoran Civil Project Engineer.

March 5 – 11 is National Women in Construction Week.  According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, “The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.”

In celebration of WIC, TFMoran is highlighting our own Women In Construction, one TFMoran woman engineer or surveyor each day this week. TFMoran is proud to have these women in construction, along with other women professionals on our team.

Jessica Winston – TFMoran, Inc. Civil Project Engineer

Jessica Winston, CESSWI is a Civil Project Engineer working in TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office. She joined the team in 2014 as part of the MSC Engineers & Surveyors staff, when the company merged with TFMoran, becoming a division. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) which addresses all aspects of providing complete inspections for erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance.  Jessica demonstrates she has the knowledge and understanding of documentation, communication, safety, the rules and methods of erosion and sediment control and stormwater control and management. She really enjoys her job and diversity of the daily tasks it contains.

Why did you go into engineering?

 “Construction was in the family since I was little, as my dad owned his own earth moving business and survey company. I enjoyed math and science, getting my hands dirty, and seeing how things worked.”

 What are the challenges of your job?

 “Perception of women in the field. I do see the construction field coming around to accepting more women, but it continues to be a struggle. Most construction crews are accepting but there are still many that need improvement.”


TFMoran is Celebrating National Women In Construction Week! Meet TFM’s Jen Porter, Civil Engineer.

March 5 – 11 is National Women in Construction Week.  According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) website, “The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.”

In celebration of WIC, TFMoran is highlighting our own Women In Construction, one TFMoran woman engineer or surveyor each day this week, starting off with civil engineer, Jennifer Porter. Jen Porter is also representing TFMoran in the March issue of High-Profile, in their Women In Construction section. To view Jen’s High-Profile story click on this link Jen Porter – WIC – High-Profile March 2018 or read below:

Jen Porter – Civil Engineer at TFMoran, Inc.

One of TFMoran, Inc.’s women engineers is Jennifer Porter, PE. Jen serves as a project engineer in the civil and traffic engineering departments. She has been with TFMoran for nearly 20 years, after graduating from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Jen is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Hampshire, with extensive experience in site planning, grading and drainage design, sewer design, and permitting. She typically designs sites for commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects. Though most of her engineering work takes place in the office, her job sometimes requires putting on a hard hat and safety vest for engineering inspections on the construction site.

Throughout her career, Jen has tackled obstacles with good management, open communications and being a dependable team player. “I was a competitive hurdler on the track team in high school and college, which is somewhat of an individual sport. Everyone works toward a common goal: the better my performance, the better my team does”, explains Jen. “I use the same teamwork approach in the work place. My career choice to remain as a project engineer is because I enjoy the role as a “worker-bee”, using my talent for the good of the team.”

By being one who makes up the 14% of women in the engineering profession, Jen provides a positive influence on her nine-year old daughter, Jocelyn. “I encourage her to go into any field that she wants to. She is outgoing, smart and creative, she can do whatever she sets her mind on.” As an engineer, role-model, wife, and mother of two, Jen always does her best.

TFMoran is honored to have Jen, along with other women professionals on their team.


In addition to Jen’s High-Profile story, TFMoran’s marketing assistant Kelsie Gagner asked her the following questions:

Why did you go into engineering?

 “My favorite subject in high school was mathematics, so engineering seemed like a likely career path. I was undecided between civil and mechanical, but opted into the civil program after a few months into my freshman year at Bucknell.”


What are the challenges of your job?

 “Every project is different, but you can use what you learn at one site to assist in developing and improving the next.”


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


TFMoran selected 2018 NHBR Best of Business (BOB) in Engineering category

TFMoran is honored to be selected for the sixth consecutive year as 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. All winners were notified by phone prior to the release of the full list of winners on NHBR’s website by early March.

TFMoran and the other winners will be honored on Thursday, March 8th, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. This year’s celebration theme steps us back into the bright lights and dark nights of the roaring ’20s, at the most talked about event of the season — the BOB Awards party! Celebrate the best businesses in the state and network with business leaders from across New Hampshire in a fun and festive party atmosphere.  There will also be a chance to win prizes and raise money for Families in Transition.  Don’t miss out, register early and get your tickets on-line at NHBR.com

Thank you to New Hampshire Business Review for this opportunity and showcasing the Best of Business across New Hampshire.

2018 BOB Award Party: The Roaring 20’s Official Invitation:

Save the date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 5-8 p.m. Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Avenue in Concord, NH



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


Structural Engineer, Eric Picard Receives Professional Engineer License

Eric Picard, PE, recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed structural engineer in New Hampshire. Eric serves as a Structural Engineer in TFMoran’s Bedford office. He joined the TFMoran Structural Team in 2012 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Eric’s experience includes the design, analysis and construction administration of municipal, commercial, industrial and residential projects throughout New England. He is a member of the Structural Engineers of New Hampshire.

Congratulations Eric!


Andrew Gray Joins the Portsmouth Division Team

TFMoran announces the recent addition of Engineering Technician, Andrew Gray, EIT to our Portsmouth division team. Mr. Gray graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to septic system design, his over ten years of experience includes civil project management, permitting, construction inspection and oversight, and geotechnical investigations. Prior to TFMoran, Mr. Gray was the SWPPP lead inspector for the $14M Portage Cove Harbor Expansion in Haines Borough, Alaska.


Fred Roach Joins the TFMoran Team

Fred Roach has joined TFMoran’s Bedford office as an Administrative Assistant. Mr. Roach’s duties include production of plans and reports, file and archive maintenance, deliveries and other administrative functions for all departments. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Franklin Pierce University. Mr. Roach has over thirty-years of experience in law enforcement and administration, as well as many years of experience in professional driving.


TFMoran Sponsors Bedford Basketball League

TFMoran is proud to announce our support of the Bedford Basketball League this season! This year there are 63 teams in the league made up of first through eighth graders, both boys and girls. And, thanks to Chris Ware, BBL Director of Sponsorship, there are 49 individual sponsors. This is TFMoran’s first year sponsoring the organization and we are happy to be a part of it.  Playing on the TFMoran sponsored team is Myles Lamb, who is the son of one of our Senior Structural Engineers, Tom Lamb. Myles plays on the 1st/2nd grade boys recreation division team coached by Stephen Dunker. We are happy to cheer him on from the office and the sidelines!  Go TFMoran Team!


Mo Vander Pol joins the Portsmouth Division’s Survey Department

Marinus (Mo) Vander Pol, III has joined TFMoran’s Portsmouth division office as a Survey Technician. In addition to boundary and subdivision surveys, Mr. Vander Pol’s ten years of land surveying experience includes construction layout, existing conditions and ALTA surveys, along with deed research and instrument operations. Mr. Vander Pol attended Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.