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Having a BLAST at the Color Blast!

TFMoran is proud to be a sponsor of the Bedford PTG‘s event held this past weekend at Bedford High School. TFMoran’s COO Dylan Cruess, his daughter Cate and Senior Structural Engineer Tom Lamb’s daughter Kiera participated in this fun event.

The Color Blast Fun Run/Walk raises funds for the PTG’s mission of providing students, staff, and families enriching activities in schools and in our community.

Participants for the event run or walk the predetermined course while getting covered in colorful chalk. Music played, and water stations were spread throughout the course. When you cross the finish line, you can expect to look like a colorful piece of art!

Afterward, the PTG hosted a party with food, music, face painting, and photo stations for runners to enjoy.

TFMoran is proud to be a gold-level sponsor for this event. We had a blast participating!

Check out WMUR News coverage of the event here!

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TFMoran Sponsors Angels Giving Back 5K Road Race

TFMoran is a wing sponsor for the Angels Giving Back 5K Road Race to be held on June 11, 2022, in Johnston, RI.

Angels Giving Back is a non-profit organization honoring Mario and Valia Coletta, the founders of Colbea Enterprises / Seasons Corner Market. This charitable organization seeks to honor their legacy and generosity, holding several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for various charities that were close to their hearts. 100% of profits raised at this event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Tomorrow Fund, and Polycystic Kidney Foundation.

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Jim Robinson Joins TFMoran as Civil Project Manager

Jim Robinson has joined TFMoran, Inc. as a Civil Project Manager in the Bedford office. Mr. Robinson joins TFMoran with over 26 years of experience, most recently in Civil Site design and Stormwater Design for residential subdivisions and commercial site development. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science. Jim is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Welcome to the team, Jim!

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TFMoran’s Sophie Haddock Published in High Profile Monthly

High Profile‘s May issue covers Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering and Technology and Innovation. Sophie Haddock, Assistant Land Planner and Landscape Designer at TFMoran gave her perspective on the evolution of visuals we provide to our clients.

Read the article below, or see the full issue here.

Also in this issue, TFM Staff News! Robin Carter and Matthew Bean have joined our team in the Bedford Office.

Evolving Towards Seamless Visuals in the Digital Age

As our world modernizes and design programs advance, we see a trend in clients looking for visuals that utilize the latest technology to provide accurate and lifelike models. While still worthwhile, hand drawings pose a challenge when design modifications are needed. Computer programs provide the flexibility for the designer to make revisions seamlessly. This efficiency is valuable to both the client and the designer. 

Most high-quality rendering programs available today work hand in hand with AutoCAD to bring realistic context to designs. AutoCAD provides the base map, so that every plant, swale, and light pole can be placed exactly where it is intended. Using a program such as “SketchUp”, buildings or other architectural elements can be created or imported. To add fine detail, a high-quality rendering program such as Lumion can be used for realistic detail as well as other life elements, such as weather, people, and animations. 

Using today’s rendering software allows engineers and landscape architects to provide remarkably lifelike and accurate representations of the environment they are creating. The use of a consistent scale allows clients to see what their building will look like from various perspectives, and how effective their screening will be. Programs like these also provide an opportunity to design backward: the sizes, colors, and textures of plants are visually displayed, allowing the designer to see the full picture and find ideal positions before reflecting back onto a 2-dimensional landscape plan. As technology advances, we continue to evolve and provide exceptional visuals for our clients. These technologies enable designers to be their most creative and clients to understand concepts in a remarkably lifelike form.

Sophie Haddock is a landscape designer and assistant land planner at TFMoran, inc.

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TFMoran Promotes Healthy Living Through “The Wellness Project”

The Wellness Project is a series of Lunch & Learns held once a month to teach staff how to incorporate healthy choices into our lives. Sessions are held monthly, and cover a variety of topics from finance to nutrition and fitness! Three sessions have been held so far, and the series will continue into the new year.

Session 1 – How Money Works & Budgeting for Success
The first session was held in November, with a focus on finance and budgeting. Attendees enjoyed sandwiches and cookies from Market Basket while listening to Sara Janes Hoag of Primerica. Sara Janes presented “How Money Works”, which taught us about the Rule of 72, Mutual funds, the “3D’s” of successful investing, and more. She also touched upon “Budgeting for Success”, covering the 6 simple steps to help us create a budget and free up money in the future. These topics, once understood and applied, can have an incredible impact on employees’ personal finances!

Session 2 – The Road Back to Wellbeing
Amy Perez, ACC, CPC of Amy Perez Coaching joined us to learn how to take care of ourselves, and our family when we’re not feeling 100%. Emotional drainage and zoom fatigues have been impacting our office and social lives. Amy showed us how to get back out there – even if it is overwhelming. Through this session, we gained resources for the emotional well-being of all ages!

Session 3 – The Carb Addiction & Blue Zones
Courtney Eaton, RDN, LDN of New England Nutrition Advisors joined us to discuss “The Carb Addiction”. In her presentation, she gave us some insight into the good and the bad so that we are able to navigate the complicated world of carbs. Courtney also presented about Blue Zones, the 5 geographic pockets of the world where the improved quality of life helps its residents live longer. By implementing a few wellness practices, these people are experiencing amazing health outcomes and saving money on healthcare! Courtney showed us a few things that we could do to improve the length and quality of our lives.

Session 4 – Estate Planning and Myths
Megan Martucci, Esq. of Feniger & Uliasz, LLP joined us to learn the basics of estate planning and how proper planning can give us the confidence and peace of mind that our families are taken care of in the future. She also discussed myths surrounding estate planning and how to avoid probate. Megan pulled back the veil of what estate planning entails, how the probate process works and how it can be avoided, and covered some of the consequences of not having an estate plan in place.

Session 5 – Investing for Retirement and Social Security
Sara Janes Hoag of Primerica joined us once again to present the do’s and don’ts of investing for retirement. Her workshop covered the types of savings accounts we need, retirement savings strategies, the power of compound interest, tax-deferred vs. taxable investments, the cost of waiting to save, and more. Sara Janes also covered Social Security to give us a better understanding of Social Security benefits, other factors that may impact these benefits, and taxation.

Session 6 – Musculoskeletal Health
Tom Fontana of Family Physical Therapy Services joined us to discuss musculoskeletal pain and prevention. We learned about the positions we hold and movements we make that affect our backs, and how to defend ourselves against pain by making our movements more efficient, safer, and pain-free. Tom also covered core strengthening and balance training to maximize performance. The secret is having a strong core – which includes everything from your hips to your shoulders!

Session 7 – Physical Fitness – Running Form
Matt Harris of Runner’s Alley joined us in the Bedford office to perform a running form clinic! Matt took us through the 4 main points of running with good form to achieve maximum efficiency and comfort. He also taught us about the technology behind athletic footwear, and how to find the right fit!

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TFMoran Celebrates World Landscape Architecture Month

TFMoran is celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)! This Internationally recognized event highlights the work of landscape architects and celebrates the design of public and private spaces. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives and is celebrated every April to coincide with Earth Day.

We’d like to take this time to recognize the outstanding work of our Landscape Architects:

Michael Krzeminski, PLA: Mike is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, and ME. He attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Robert Hoover, PLA, ASLA: Rob is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, ME, CT, NY, RI, and PA. He attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with Distinction. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts.

Matthew Routhier, PLA: Matt is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH and ME. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

Sophie Haddock:  Sophie is an Assistant Land Planner in our Bedford office. Sophie attended the University of Rhode Island, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, with a minor in Community Planning.

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TFMoran Welcomes Robin Carter

Robin Carter has joined TFMoran, Inc. as an Accounting Assistant in the Bedford office. Ms. Carter has extensive experience in office management duties and customer service. Her new position involves processing payroll, client invoicing / accounts payable, as well as some general ledger entries and reconciliations.

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TFMoran Sponsors Bedford PTG Annual Color Blast Run

TFMoran is proud to be a sponsor of the Bedford PTG annual Color Blast Run, set to be held on May 22 at Bedford High School.

The Color Blast Fun Run/Walk raises funds for the PTG’s mission of providing students, staff, and families enriching activities in schools and in our community.

Participants for the event run or walk the predetermined course while getting covered in colorful chalk. When you cross the finish line, you can expect to look like a colorful piece of art!

The Bedford PTG is a non-profit organization that funds activities in our school district ranging from Kindergarten to High School. Some of the programs they offer include Opportunities Reaching Kids, the Artist in Residence program, and “Stand by Me” a series of workshops that seventh-graders attend at Southern New Hampshire University, which is centered around personal development, bullying, college prep, and more.

TFMoran is proud to be a sponsor for this event, we’re sure it will be a BLAST!

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Hans Mertsch Retires from TFMoran

After 30 years with TFMoran, Hans Mertsch is retiring from our Survey Department. Hans joined the firm in February 1992 and has been an integral part of our company for the past three decades! Hans’s knowledge and skill will be greatly missed, but we wish him the very best in retirement! We all owe Hans immense gratitude for his service and contribution in helping make TFMoran one of the most respected firms in Northern New England.

Congratulations, Hans! We wish you the best in your retirement!

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Matthew Bean Joins TFMoran as Structural Project Engineer

Matthew Bean has joined TFMoran, Inc. as a Structural Project Engineer. Bean obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Structural Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. During his undergrad at UNH, Matthew worked as a Summer Research Fellow, conducting research on the effect of freeze-thaw cycles on asphalt performance. He also worked as a Teaching Assistant with the UNH Civil Engineering Department, tutoring students and assisting faculty.

Welcome to the team, Matthew!