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High-Profile Features TFMoran Structural Preservation Project

One of TFMoran’s Structural Engineering projects is featured in the November 2017 issue of High-Profile, which will be distributed at the ABX2017 this week in Boston. We invite you to read the article below, or view the article in pdf format by clicking this link Ivory Keys Apartments High-Profile Article

TFMoran Preserves Piano Mill for Residential Use

Leominster, MA – In conjunction with Maugel Architects, Inc. of Harvard, Mass., TFMoran, Inc. of Bedford, N.H. provided structural design of the renovation of the historic Jewett Piano Case factory located at 140 Adams Street in Leominster, Mass. The plan to convert the timber-framed mill building into Ivory Keys Apartments, a 43-unit affordable residential apartment building, was spearheaded by Ivory Keys, LLC, an affiliate of L.D. Russo Inc. of Harvard, the developer and constructor of the project. The entire four-story mill structure was framed of wood, rather than brick masonry at the exteriors, which is more typical of mill buildings standing today.

Before the project began, the century-old historic mill building was in disrepair and vacant for several years. An extensive field investigation and evaluation conducted prior to beginning the project to determine the feasibility uncovered several issues, including a nearly one-foot lean of the building, water damage and lateral instability issues.

The project plans include foundation work and incorporating steel frames into the building to correct the lean, lateral instability and years of neglect.

In addition to structural repairs, a significant effort was made to preserve the nature of the historic mill. This included preserving the aesthetics of the exterior. Also, interior spaces will respect the history of the building, including preserving many pieces of the interior and exposing some existing timber structure as architectural features. The attractive and structurally sound Ivory Keys Apartments will offer studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom living options.

The renovation and addition of the 140 Adams Street project will complete the redevelopment of the commercial buildings in the Adams Street neighborhood.

Construction is well underway, and apartments are anticipated to be move-in ready for the spring of 2018.

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TFM’s Summer Newsletter is Hot Off The Press!

TFM’s newsletter “The Scope” is now available for on-line viewing!  Please click this pdf link to read TFM’s 8 page summer newsletter TFM The Scope_ 2017 Summer_Vol IV

This summer issue has a full-array of exciting projects, events and staff news. New projects like “Market and Main” a new Lifestyle Center on the former Macy’s site in Bedford, NH; Murphy’s Taproom & The Carriage House, an Irish restaurant and banquet facility on the former Weathervane Seafood Restaurant site in Bedford;  SNHU’s newest 4-story dormitory Monadnock Hall; and Residences at Riverfront Landing, 228-unit apartment complex in Nashua along the Merrimack/Nashua River, just to name a few.

TFM’s Marketing Coordinator, Susan Bartley designs and produces the newsletter in-house, and her summer intern Marketing Assistant, Kelsie Gagner helped to write many of the stories. Kelsie also took many of the project photos and staff photos, she will be a Senior at Southern New Hampshire University. And, a big “Thank You” to Frank and his staff at Papergraphics of Merrimack, NH for another great job of printing and mailing the newsletter!

We hope you enjoy it!

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TFM at the 25th Annual Manchester Historic Preservation Awards

Preserving the past, ensuring the future.”

TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess, recently attended the 25th Annual Manchester Historic Awards on May 18th. The awards ceremony is an annual event put on by the MHA, whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire. The awards program recognizes and supports the efforts made by individuals, businesses, and organizations that have contributed to significantly to the preservation of historic resources, buildings, and traditions in the Queen City. This year’s event featured honorary co-chairs Dick and Alex Anagnost who have a long track and successful track record of preserving and restoring historically significant buildings throughout the city. The MHA also selected five honorees in the following categories; Leadership and Advocacy, Homeowner’s, Neighborhood Preservation Award, Stewardship of a Historic Family Business Award, and the Adaptive Reuse Award. The event was very well attended, seating more than 400 guests.

TFMoran is honored to have worked with the Masonic Temple for many years helping the Masons with various building upgrades such as installing fire sprinklers throughout the meeting areas and improving pedestrian access. Located at 1505 Elm Street, Manchester, the Masonic Temple is one of the most unique buildings in Manchester due to its design and structure. The Masons actively welcome and encourage public groups to use the temple space.

Also, a Big Congratulations to the winners of the award ceremony; Fred Matuszewski, Craig and Mary Kate Donais for their home at 39 Buzzell Street, Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Mr. William H. Binnie and Carlisle Capital Corporation, and Mark and Maryellen Biletch for their home at 2422 Elm Street.