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ABC NH/VT offers a Future Leaders in Construction program

TFMoran’s Chief Operating Office, Dylan Cruess, is excited to be part of this year’s  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Future Leaders in Construction course located at the ABC Headquarters in Concord, NH. The comprehensive program includes courses that run over an eight month period. The purpose of the program is to enhance leadership skills and implement managerial ideas and characteristics to those in the construction industry.

Some topics of the workshops include: Managing Conflict, Motivation and Coaching, Situational Leadership, and Goal Setting, Action Planning and Time Management. A different guest leader will be invited to each seminar and given the opportunity to speak, encourage and offer insight on being a successful leader in construction. This program is designed for “anyone who wants to make a positive impact on work and life.” The instructors are engaged, informative, impactful and experienced professionals who are very familiar with the industry and course material.

To view a pdf of the flyers for NH and VT programs, click on the links ABC VERMONT FLiC Program 2017  ABC NH FLiC Program 2017

For more information email: info@abcnhvt.org

Enjoy the photos of the first class, provided by ABC NH/VT.

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Robert Duval Speaks at Northern New England State of Commercial Real Estate 2017 Summit

On Thursday, June 29, 2017 New England Real Estate Journal hosted the Northern New England State of Commercial Real Estate 2017 Summit at the Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH. TFMoran was a Corporate Sponsor, along with Build-It Construction, Fulcrum, CBRE|Portsmouth and Hinckley Allen. PROCON and Waterstone were the Gold Sponsors and Vendor Sponsors were U.S. Pavement and KANE.

The event started out with networking during a breakfast buffet, followed by 3 sessions of topics addressing Commercial Real Estate, ending with discussions and networking between attendees and speakers. Sessions included Capital Investments & Financing Availability; Construction Projects & Trends; and Real Estate Updates & Trends. TFMoran’s president and Chief Engineer, Robert Duval, PE was asked to speak on the panel addressing Construction Projects & Trends. Some of the topics he addressed included an update on regulatory and permitting issues; a shortage of skilled labor in the workforce (specifically engineering and surveying); and new 3D technology in design and construction. Mr. Duval was one of 15 professionals who spoke on the panels. For a full list of speakers click this link NNE Commercial Real Estate Summit 2017

Nearly 150 people attended this vibrant and engaging Summit, and we are looking forward to the next one. A big thank you to New England Real Estate Journal for putting on a great event and for sharing their photos with us!

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TFM Bedford Mentors 3 Interns for the Summer

TFM Bedford Mentors 3 Interns for the Summer

School’s out and interns are in here at the TFMoran Bedford office.  Jack Watton, Kelsie Gagner, and Hannah Kelsey are TFM’s 2017 summer interns.  Each of them operates in a different department under a knowledgeable and experienced supervisor/mentor. Jack attends the University of New Hampshire Durham and will obtain a BS in Civil Engineering in the spring of 2018. His work takes place in the civil engineering department working under Principal Jeff Kevan. Jack is being familiarized with AutoCAD, HydroCAD, and all aspects of civil engineering. Last year Jack interned in our surveying department, so he is familiar with the staff and expectations of TFM. Kelsie is attending Southern New Hampshire University working towards a BS in Business Administration for the spring of 2018. She interns in the marketing department under Marketing Coordinator Susan Bartley. Kelsie is designated tasks based on the events TFM attends or important upcoming happenings. She also is given the independence to come up with new and creative marketing strategies for TFMoran. Hannah is currently attending Smith College and will obtain a BS in Civil Engineering in 2021. She works under Senior Project Manager Dan Blais in the stormwater department, allowing her to visit current job sites and get a feel for the environmental engineering portion of the company. This is Hannah’s second year with TFM, as she did her independent senior project internship here for The Derryfield School.

 We acknowledge the importance of interns here at TFM, as they are teaching us as much as we are teaching them. Becoming familiarized with millennia’s and generation Y is a necessity as the minds of young people have changed, bringing new demands and ideas of what a workplace should be like. Technology is advancing at rapid speed, and it’s hard for those who have not grown up surrounded by it to adapt. With the younger generation, they are able to mold and mend to the new technologies being thrown at them every day. Having interns teaches companies what exactly future employees are looking for, and what they’re not looking for. This is the most interns we’ve had at TFM at one time, we are honored to have them here and support the local colleges and universities. Having student interns creates a form of engagement between young people and a potential career; it gives them a taste of what the “adult world” is like. Not only that, but internships are the key to building experience in an intern, and we are proud to say that their experience will come from us!

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4 Judges from TFMoran at 2017 NHSEE

NHSEE is the annual New Hampshire Science & Engineering Expo held at NHTI – Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. This year’s Expo on March 16th, once again proved to be an exciting and fun day for four of TFMoran’s engineers and professionals to serve as judges of some of New Hampshire’s most brightest and innovative high school students. The gymnasium was full of very impressive projects of all kinds, presented by some very serious student scientists and engineers.

“The Exposition is intended to give Granite State students the opportunity to do science related activities, and to choose whether they do them as inquiring scientists, engineers, or technicians.” according to the NHSEEA website. “Students then communicate their results through an appropriate combination of journals, posters, equipment, and interviews. Additionally, in collaboration with other organizations, NHSEEA seeks to expand interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As students interact with mentors and judges, they will get a closer look at these fields as possible careers.”

There were two types of competitions, the “Open” and the “Challenge” competition. The eight categories for the Open Competition were Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Electronics. The judges took into consideration how the student’s research was presented in their poster displays and oral presentations, as well as their answers given to the judge’s questions.  The Challenge Competition required teams of up to three students to compete against each other in solving a structured problem by using scientific principals. All research and development efforts were done prior to the Expo; materials supporting the research and development were presented at the Expo.

TFMoran is honored to have been a part of this special science and engineering event. Congratulations to all student presenters and especially the 2017 Winners!  We’ll see you next year!