Archive for August 2016

TFM welcomes Stephen Perley to the CAD Department

Stephen Perley has joined TFMoran’s CAD Department serving as a CAD Technician. Stephen has an Associates of Science degree in Drafting Technology from the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College at Manchester. He has nearly thirty years experience in preparing plans for all facets of civil engineering and surveying projects.


TFM hosts a Red, White & Blue Networking BBQ for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

TFMoran proudly hosted the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce  August Network PM event for the 20th consecutive year on Thursday, August 18th. Over 200 chamber members, guests, TFMoran staff, and their families enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with a barbecue on the front lawn of the Bedford office. “Red, White & Blue BBQ: Celebrating the Spirit of America” was this year’s theme. The tent provided by Special Events of New England, was decorated with patriotic banners, flags and balloons, along with red, white and blue stars. As part of the presentation, TFM’s president, Robert Duval spoke about the significance of red, white and blue, what it means to be a proud American.

The Wine’ing Butcher did a great job grilling steak & turkey tips, burgers and dogs, while The Inside Scoop topped off homemade apple pie with their delicious vanilla and strawberry  ice cream. The Royal Bouquet had two red, white and blue beautiful flower arrangements that were included in the door prizes, along with gift cards from The Wine’ing Butcher and The Inside Scoop. All three businesses are located at the French-Atwood Marketplace on Wallace Road in Bedford. In addition, two American flags and a blue TFM polo shirt went to some lucky winners.

Thank you to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce board and members for joining us for such a fun event. And, a big thank you to all the TFM staff who helped to make this another successful event!


TFM’s “Revit Guru”, Rob Vida, participates in Revit® Technology Conference North America 2016

The Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is a networking and learning experience that is held annually in North America and three other continents. RTC is a conference for users, by users, attracting many professionals from architects and structural engineers, to Revit power users and bloggers. TFM’s Rob Vida, Structural Engineer and resident BIM (Building Information Modeling) Director, attended the three-day conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rob is a 2016 Autodesk Revit® Structure Certified Professional. To better serve the needs of our clients, Rob has built a network of contacts in the industry to share ideas with and to inspire new ways of improving TFM’s Revit standards, so that the TFM Structural Department can continue to become a regional leader in BIM/Revit capabilities.

A list of classes Rob attended:

  1. Creating Intelligent Details and Detail Items
  2. Developing and Distributing Revit Training Materials
  3. Automate your Revit Workflows: Let the API Do the Work
  4. Code vs. Node: The Ultimate Revit Automation Smackdown
  5. Super Cutting Edge Technologies for the Structural Workflow
  6. LAB: Global Parameters, Global Control!
  7. Revit 2016 Certification Exam
  8. Automating the Mundane – Dynamo for Model Management
  9. Modeling Existing Structures in Revit Structure
  10. Automate the Boring Stuff with Revit Macros
  11. LAB: Dynamo – Everyone’s Doing It
  12. Health Check for Your Revit Project Models