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TFM’s Nick Golon presents at the ASCE 2019 Multi-Region Leadership Conference

TFMoran’s Nick Golon, PE attended the American Society of Civil Engineers 2019 Multi-Region Leadership Conference for Regions 1, 2, 4 & 5 held in Orlando, FL as part of the NH Section delegation.  The conference included the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL), the Eastern Region Younger Member Council (ERYMC), and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL).  Participation in the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders strengthens and expands the programs and activities of Sections and Branches through the interchange of ideas, information and experiences, while it exposes incoming officers to the tools needed to be effective leaders.

Nick not only attended the conference but was also a presenter, leading breakout sessions on “Creating a Successful Website and Use of Social Media”.  With Nick’s role as Treasurer of the NH Section he focused on what he knows best and centered the presentation on the concept of designing a website to fit your budget and best serve your membership.  The sessions he led were well-attended and highlighted by incredible crowd participation making for an informative and fun experience for all.

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Celebrating Engineers Week, 2019

This week is National Engineers Week 2019. National Engineers Week is celebrated annually on the week that encompasses George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, and calls attention to engineers’ contributions to our society. Many companies throughout the United States celebrate this week by attending conferences or going to schools to raise awareness about the importance of engineering and what engineers do.

TFMoran currently has 33 engineers on staff, including civil, structural, and traffic engineers. The company will be celebrating Engineers Week by featuring some recent projects in the local papers, including the Union Leader and the Portsmouth Herald. TFMoran would also like to thank its incredible team of engineers for all of the hard work that they do and the incredible tasks they accomplish.

The NSPE-NH and ASCE-NH hosted a banquet in celebration of Engineers Week on February 19, 2019 at the Grappone Conference Center. The banquet featured a social hour, followed by remarks from New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu.

Thank you to engineers around the world for the hard work that you do, and Happy Engineers Week!

For a bit of interesting history on the founding fathers of engineering, click on this link.

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Union Leader’s Engineers Week Edition Featured TFMoran, Market and Main

TFMoran’s work on the former Macy’s redevelopment was featured in the Union Leader in the February 18, 2019, Engineers Week edition. TFMoran has designed the site of the large mixed-use development which includes a Trader Joe’s, The Friendly Toast, and many other business and restaurants. Phase One is scheduled to be completed by the end of March. Construction on this new development began almost two years ago, in March of 2017. TFMoran has done work on many aspects of the project, including landscape architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, permitting, land surveying, and traffic engineering. To read the full article click the link to open the PDF here or read the text below.

 

Market and Main phase one to open in Bedford

Almost ready: Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast set to open in March.

The first phase of the “Market and Main” project is taking shape at the former Macy’s site in Bedford, where TFMoran designed this large, mixed-use development for Encore Retail, headquartered in Dallas.

Nicholas Barber, president of Encore Retail, explained, “The name ‘Market and Main’ comes from our new roadways Main Street, which — unlike many other local towns — Bedford does not already have; and Market Street, heading towards the Whole Foods plaza. So, Market and Main is a logical name for the complex, representing the place in town where everyone wants to meet.

“The property is strategically positioned along South River Road at the high-traffic intersection of N.H. Route 101, I-293, and the Everett Turnpike. And its proximity and direct access to the Whole Foods plaza make it a regional destination,” Barber added.

The site contains over 350,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, office, hospitality and entertainment space, designed as a walkable lifestyle center, with an interior village green, pergolas and other pedestrian- friendly fixtures, wide sidewalks and pocket parks throughout.

Construction at the site began in March 2017 by Hutter Construction of New Ipswich. The first phase includes Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast, and is opening in March, to be followed soon by a deluxe cinema, a variety of high-end restaurants and retail shops, and an office building and hotel shortly thereafter.

The complex includes seven new buildings and two new parking garages. TFMoran is responsible for the structural engineering of the garages, as well as civil/site and traffic engineering, permitting, land surveying and landscape architectural services for the entire development.

The architecture is designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge, Mass. Their approach reflects both past and present; incorporating brick, granite, cast stone, masonry, painted wood, and metal in a palette of modern materials and historical colors throughout the complex.

Market and Main is being built just south of the Goffe Mill Plaza, which includes a Whole Foods Market, additional restaurants and retail space, a bank, and 75 apartment units. Th e proximity of these two sites enabled TFMoran to design dense and efficient layouts by leveraging traffic, parking, and drainage benefits of mixed-use development and providing safe pedestrian connections between major uses.

TFMoran has designed several large mixed-use developments in recent years that integrate residential, institutional, industrial and cultural components in a pedestrian-oriented model, as opposed to the traditional vehicle-oriented shopping center or office park format.

According to TFMoran President Robert Duval, “Placing this variety of uses within walking distance reduces vehicle traffic, parking lots, stormwater runoff, improves air quality, and permits denser development of the existing core areas of our communities.”

Added Duval, “Since mixed-use developments use infrastructure more efficiently, increase municipal tax revenue, and add employment opportunities while reducing the negative impacts of development, we expect that they will become an increasingly important factor in the revitalization of cities and towns in New Hampshire and throughout New England.”

TFMoran, Inc. is one of the largest full-service engineering firms in New Hampshire, with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth. The firm’s services include: civil, structural, traffic and transportation engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, environmental permitting, stormwater monitoring, and construction support services.

 

 

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TFMoran’s Work on Concord Theatre Project Recognized in High Profile

TFMoran was featured in the February 2019 edition of High-Profile monthly for our work on the historic Concord Theatre. The building was built in the mid 1800s and was in need of structural repairs and updating. TFMoran provided structural and civil engineering for the project, working alongside Dennis Mires P.A. The Architects and Milestone Engineering and Construction. The construction is underway and is expected to be completed by mid-2019, although no official date has been released. To read the article click the PDF link or read the text below.

TFMoran Works on Theatre Renovation

Concord, NH – Construction is well underway on the renovation of the historic Concord Theatre. TFMoran structural and civil engineers worked closely with Dennis Mires P.A. The Architects, and Milestone Engineering and Construction to provide civil and structural engineering for the project. Originally a bakery started in the mid-1800s, the Concord Theatre building was converted to a movie theatre which ran from the 1930s to the mid-1990s. The property also housed various small businesses more recently. However, the main movie theatre has been vacant for many years. The renovation project will create a flexible event venue for the Capitol Center for the Arts and a box office. The project includes significant structural upgrades and repairs to the building framing. Outdated floor, roof, and wall framing will be reinforced or replaced. Additionally, an interior balcony and new cantilevered marquee will be added. A small addition will be added on the building’s south side for a new stair and elevator. The attractive addition will be built in conjunction with functional and aesthetic improvements to the building’s site. New pavement, plantings, seating, and a loading area are planned. The project is expected to be completed mid-2019.

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TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Welcomes Eric Salovitch

TFMoran’s Portsmouth division has welcomed Eric Salovitch to their team as a Survey Technician. Mr. Salovitch is a S.I.T. certified crew chief with many years of experience in the industry. His education includes studies at the Thompson School of Applied Science where he studied Civil Technology with a concentration in Surveying and Mapping. In addition to complex boundary surveys, Mr. Salovitch has experience in topographic, municipal, and utility surveys.

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BOB Awards Recognize TFMoran for the 7th Consecutive Year

TFMoran is proud to announce that New Hampshire Business Review has recognized TFMoran for a 2019 Best Of Business (BOB) Award, resulting from a survey taken by their readers. More than 4,400 ballots were cast in over 90 business-to-business categories to recognize the best companies in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Business Review has now recognized TFMoran for “Best Engineering Firm” for 7 consecutive years. TFMoran is honored to receive this award once again, and we look forward to attending the celebration.

This year’s “Rockin’ 50s Party” will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on Thursday, March 14th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The event is open to all, and tickets can be bought on-line here.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for TFMoran, and Congratulations to All Award Winners!

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“Pre-Super Bowl TGIF” Celebration at TFMoran’s Bedford Office

The Bedford office celebrated with a “Pre-Super Bowl LIII TGIF” gathering on February 1, 2019. Members of the Bedford office wore their favorite NE Patriots themed attire to work, from sweatshirts, to sox, to earrings, and met in the lobby at the end of the day to enjoy appetizers and beverages. The delicious appetizers (including chicken wings) were catered by TGI Fridays. Everyone had a great time, discussing plans for the Super Bowl and reminiscing on memories of past Patriot’s Super Bowls. This was the 9th time that the Patriots have been to the Super Bowl in the past 20 years, and would marked Tom Brady’s 6th Super Bowl victory!

Monday morning talk around the water cooler was how the game was a defensive battle but the Patriots managed to pull away in the 4th quarter after a terrific catch by Gronk, a touchdown from Sony Michel, and a field goal by Gostkowski to seal the game.

Congratulations to the Patriots on another Super Bowl victory!

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TFMoran Basketball Team Celebrates A Win

TFMoran showed support for local athletics by once again sponsoring a recreational basketball team in Bedford. TFMoran’s Tom Lamb’s son plays for the team. The team of 3rd and 4th grade boys won their game against the LAER Beauchemin Realty team, 16-12 today. An article about the game was published in the Bedford Bulletin, highlighting the key points of the game. LBR made a strong comeback after being down 10, but TFMoran was able to pull away and seal the victory. To read the full article, read the text below:

At one point late in the second half, LBR tied the score at 12-12, erasing a 10-point halftime hole. However, TFMoran pulled away down the stretch to win. Camden Santos was huge off the backboards and played solid defense for LBR, while teammate Jackson Jodoin scored and hurt TFMoran by forcing turnovers. Pierce Connolly, Drew Benjamin, Owen Sprague, Myles Lamb, and Jack Bergeron led a balanced attack for the winners.