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TFMoran kicks off Memorial Day weekend with baseball, burgers & fireworks!

On Friday night May 25th TFMoran staff, family and friends were treated to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs. Hartford Yard Goats baseball game at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in downtown Manchester. Nearly 50 adults and kids enjoyed a great view of the game from the third base party deck on a beautiful summer-like evening. An all-american ballpark fare of burgers, hot dogs, and beverages were served throughout the night. Fisher Cats’ representative Matt Freeman and his party deck crew Erica and Mike, did a great job keeping everyone happy.

Fungo - Mascot of the Fisher Cats visits TFMoranIn the 8th inning, the Fisher Cats mascot, Fungo made an exciting visit to the party deck. He was accompanied by a make-your-own ice cream sundae cart, a big hit with the kids (and adults)! The game ended with a 10 to 3 victory for the Fisher Cats. Go Fisher Cats! To top the evening off, Atlas Fireworks put on a spectacular post-game fireworks show to celebrate the victory.

 

What a great way to kick-off the Memorial Day holiday weekend! A big THANK YOU goes out to the TFMoran principals for this fantastic company outing!

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TFMoran structural engineers lend a hand to Building on Hope project

On May 20, 2018 this year’s Building on Hope project makeover was revealed! Congratulations to this year’s recipient Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. TFMoran is proud to be part of the Building on Hope project team. TFMoran’s structural engineers donated services to the project architect Warrenstreet Architects of Concord, NH.

“Every two years, Building on Hope rallies hundreds of volunteers to complete a week-long, community-supported renovation of a nonprofit facility,” according to the organization’s website. “In the past eight years, Building on Hope has completed $3.6 million in work for organizations including Girls Inc., Easterseals, Opportunity Networks and the Manchester Police Athletic League. ” Building on Hope’s motto is “many hands make light work.”

We invite you to watch the WMUR coverage of the ribbon-cutting event.  Or, read the WMUR story below.

Thanks to a group called Building on Hope, the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire has a new, safe facility for its clients.Paula Wall, executive director for CCCNH sent the application to Building on Hope over a year ago.

CCCNH was chosen from more than 35 candidates.

After 16 days of hard labor, most felt speechless as they took their first step inside the newly renovated emergency shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual assault.

“Survivors want to be believed. They want people to look at them without pity and without judgment,” said Tina Smith, a survivor and CCCNH board member.

“You said that you believe us. You believe our work is so important that we are deserving of this amazing effort, and I can’t thank you enough,” said Tara Reardon, chair of the board.

“We basically have done an entire gut of the building. We tore the chimney out. All new mechanical, all new electrical, all new lighting,” said Jonathan Halle, co-chair of Building on Hope.

Some of the finishing touches were being put on the facility right up until the ceremony.

Organizers said none of this would have been possible without the volunteers and the donations.

“It’s amazing that you can have so many people come together to produce something like this,” said Karen Van Der Beken, co-chair of Building on Hope.

Each room had its own designer and contractor and will soon be a place where someone can start over.

“When they’ve made the decision that they have to get out of the situation that they’re in, this is going to be so welcoming,” Van Der Beken said.

“Having a place to come that they really feel love and they feel embraced and that they feel that there’s something better than what they’re experiencing, and this is a springboard to something in their life,” Halle said.

Last year, the agency had to turn away 319 women and children, but it said this new facility will make all the difference.

To learn more about the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, visit its website.

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TFMoran gets “Noses On” in support of Red Nose Day – May 24th

TFMoran staff got their “Noses On” in support of Red Nose Day on May 24th, 2018. Thanks to everyone who participated, taking a little time out of their busy day to help raise awareness to ending child poverty in the U.S. and around the globe. For $1, an official Red Nose can be purchased at your local Walgreens.  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.

If you have not heard of Red Nose Day befor this, it 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 donates 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.

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Thanks to NH Bureau of EMS, Bill Wood for the AED demonstration

TFMoran recently installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)* in our Bedford office. The AED life-saving medical device was purchased through the State of New Hampshire’s “AED Direct Purchase Opportunity”. On May 14th Bill Wood, Preparedness Coordinator for the NH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, demonstrated to the staff how the device works, explained what to expect and answer any questions. Thank you Bill for taking the time to give us such a thorough explanation and demonstration!

Any New Hampshire business, organization or individual can purchase an AED through this state program. For more detailed information, click on this pdf link State of NH AED Information

* According to the American Heart Association , “An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death.”

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TFMoran Installs Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Marty Gavin, one of TFMoran’s survey technicians, installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the TFMoran-Bedford office. It is located on the first floor in the central hallway between the civil engineering and survey departments.

TFMoran obtained this life-saving medical device via the State of New Hampshire’s “AED Direct Purchase Opportunity”. Bill Wood, Preparedness & Special Projects NHFST & EMS gave a presentation to our safety committee explaining the options available and their use.  The committee chose the defibrillator “LifeLine” sold by Defibtech, LLC.

Bill provided our Bedford employees with a complimentary “AED Orientation Session” on May 11th. The session covered the medical/legal protections, a review, and demonstration of the equipment. Thank you to the State of New Hampshire for offering this great program, that may one day save someone’s life. To learn more about the AED, click on this link New Hampshire Department of Safety.

According to the American Heart Association , “An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death.”

 

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Colorful Tulips & Daffodils spring up at TFMoran’s Bedford Office

Thanks to Professional Landscape Architect, Anne Cruess, ASLA and son Galen, TFMoran’s Bedford office has a lot of spring color! They planted bulbs all around the bark mulched grounds surrounding the office and entrance. And, after a long winter, spring has finally sprung and TFMoran now has eye-candy…..groups of pink, red, orange and yellow tulips, along with yellow and white daffodils. Thanks Anne and Galen!

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TFMoran Project in May Issue of High-Profile

The May 2018 issue of High Profile is focused on Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture, and features an article on the Bedford Land Rover redevelopment on South River Road. TFMoran provided civil, structural and traffic engineering, permitting, and landscape architecture for this project which is currently under construction. We invite you to read the story below, or click on this pdf link High Profile_May2018_page 33_Land Rover

TFMoran Part of Land Rover Redevelopment Team

Bedford, NH – TFMoran is part of a New Hampshire-based design-build project team providing services for Land Rover’s new facility on South River Road (U.S. Route 3). The team also includes Warrenstreet Architects of Concord and Eckman Construction of Bedford.

The construction of the new facility is underway and will be completed in the fall of 2018.

TFMoran supplied civil/site/traffic and structural engineering, permitting, and landscape architecture services for the new 19,200sf auto showroom and state-of-the-art service area. The architecture of the proposed dealership is contemporary in nature with aluminum composite cladding in a dark grey and a champagne silver. The structure will include very prominent floor-to-ceiling plenar glass windows to display the interior showroom.

The window facing South River Road will extend approximately 61 feet or approximately 44% of the building façade. Although the contemporary design is unique for Bedford, the project team engaged the board with a detailed discussion related to the proposed architecture, and the board expressed comfort with the proposed design in light of landscaping improvements proposed.

TFMoran’s professional landscape architect, Mike Krzeminski, explained the landscape will highlight and complement the architecture of the building, while also balancing the town’s landscape standards.

“Blending corporate design standards with municipal expectations is a delicate balance especially in a town like Bedford where they have specific architectural preferences,” said TFMoran Senior Project Manager Nick Golon, PE. “In the end, both the town and project team found an appropriate balance that will deliver an exceptional project everyone can be proud of,” continued Golon.

TFMoran senior structural engineer, Joaquín Denoya, PE described the custom steel truss above glass storefront facing South River Road. “The exterior wall above the glass was designed as an 8-ft by 6-ft deep custom steel truss cladded with metal panels. The concept of supporting the roof framing on a clear spanning truss allowed for the design team to achieve a column-free look within the showroom,” explains Denoya.