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New Hampshire March of Dimes Names Dylan Cruess to Board of Directors

The Boston-Manchester Market of the March of Dimes recently announced that Dylan Cruess has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. Dylan is the Chief Operating Officer and a Principal at TFMoran, a regionally recognized land planning firm specializing in engineering and surveying services. “Being involved with the March for Babies 3-mile walk event held in May at the SNHU campus was very inspiring”, said Dylan. “An amazing $104,000 was raised through this event alone to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of moms and babies.

Dylan also serves on the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (GMC), the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts Board of Directors (NHBCA) and is a member of the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018.

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TFMoran Welcomes Nolan Filteau to the Surveying Department

Nolan Filteau has joined the Surveying Department as a Summer Intern. Nolan attends Norwich University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He also has an interest in learning more about land surveying.

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TFMoran Contributes to the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund

In TFMoran’s support for New Hampshire schools, we recently contributed $5,000 to the New Hampshire Children’s Scholarship Fund, an Education Tax Credit Scholarship. This financial assistance is available to New Hampshire children of low- and moderate- income families to attend K-12 schools that best fit their needs. These scholarships can apply to private schools, out-of-district schools, and homeschooling, which make these options more financially available.

According to their website, since 1998 the nonprofit national charity organization Children’s Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $789 million in scholarships to the families of over 174,000 low-income children. Education Tax Credit scholarships have been available to New Hampshire children since 2013, after the New Hampshire legislature passed the Opportunity Scholarship Act in 2012.

Thanks to Kate Baker, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire who visited our office for a fun photo op!

TFMoran contributes to Children's Scholarship Fund

L to R: Paul Sbacchi – TFM Chief Structural Engineer; Kate Baker – CSFNH Executive Director; Dylan Cruess – TFM COO; Jim O’Neil – TFM Chief of Survey

 

 

 

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Congratulations to 603 Brewery and Beer Hall, now open at Woodmont Commons!

On June 15, the new 603 Brewery and Beer Hall opened its doors at Woodmont Commons in Londonderry, NH. The new 18,000sf brewery and 200-seat restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining is the first building to be completed at the new mixed-use development. TFMoran provided civil and structural engineering services for the brewery which was designed by McHenry Architecture and built by Harvey Construction. Congratulations and best wishes to the owners of 603 Brewery on your beautiful new facility! To read more about the opening, link to this pdf  Union Leader June 23 2019 Sunday News

The second building of Phase 1 at Woodmont Commons is nearing completion. Located on Main Street next to the 603 Brewery is a new four-story, 87-unit apartment building with 23,000sf of retail space on the ground level. TFMoran provided civil and structural engineering services for this project which is being constructed by Performance Building Company.

Woodmont Commons is a new mixed-use development designed to be an urban village-style, walkable community in the rural countryside on over 600 acres. This unique multi-phased development is located off of I-93 Exit 4 and will include housing, retail stores, restaurants, office space, and amenities. TFMoran is working with Pillsbury Realty Development in providing civil and site engineering services, which included Michels Way, a new road connecting Garden Lane, and Pillsbury Road. The architect of record Shook Kelley of Charlotte, N.C., helped prepare the planned unit development (PUD) overall master plan. Attorney Ari Pollack of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell provided legal work for permitting and contracts for the development.

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TFMoran Hosts NHCIBOR Annual Awards Cookout

TFMoran hosted the Annual NH Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS (NHCIBOR) Awards Cookout on June 13th at the Bedford office. Though the weather was cold and rainy, nearly 150 NH CIBOR members, TFM staff and families turned out for this special night. “Take a short break from the Economic BOOM” was an added theme to this fun event, all were in favor of this well-deserved break from their busy work.

Attendees enjoyed a buffet-style dinner catered by The Flying Butcher of Amherst, NH which included delicious steak and turkey tips, assorted salads, burgers and hot dogs. After dinner, The Inside Scoop gals from Bedford, treated us to Richardson’s ice cream flavors, Purple Berry Chip and Campfire S’mores. Mmmmm good!

Afterwards, the awards for Realtor-of-the-Year and Affiliate-of-the-Year were announced and raffle prizes were given out. The traditional Congratulatory Cake was presented featuring the names of the winners, photos were taken, and cake was served to top off a great evening.

(L to R): Tom Riley and Jeff Bouffard

 

Congratulations to Tom Riley of Riley Enterprises for receiving the 2019 Realtor-of-the-Year Award, and to Jeff Bouffard of Boyd & Boufford Insurance Agency, LLC for receiving the Affiliate-of-the-Year Award!

 

 

And, a big “Thank You” to the TFMoran staff for helping to make this another successful event!

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TFMoran Welcomes Three Summer Interns

TFMoran’s Bedford office has some new faces! We are excited to welcome (pictured left to right) Nolan Filteau, Julia Chartier, and Jacob Woodard to the TFM team as 2019 Summer Interns.

Nolan attends Norwich University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Nolan is working in our Surveying Department.

Julia attends Keene State College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Julia is assisting the Marketing Coordinator and is tasked with keeping up social media accounts including Instagram and blog postings, as well as photography and graphics.

Jake attends the University of New Hampshire and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structures. Jake’s coursework includes Structural Design in Steel, Structural Analysis, Soil Mechanics and Project Management. He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers. Jake is working in our Structural Engineering Department.

TFMoran welcomes mentoring students each summer from our local colleges and universities. Having student interns creates a form of engagement between young people and their future professional careers. The hands-on experience in the workplace allows students the benefit of knowing what to expect after graduating. And, we all appreciate the extra assistance that our interns offer TFMoran.

We wish Nolan, Julia and Jake the best of luck and a great summer of learning!

 

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TFMoran Participates in Nashua PAL’s 2019 Golf Classic

TFMoran’s Dan Blais recently participated in Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL)’s 2019 Golf Classic held at Overlook Golf Club in Hollis, New Hampshire.

The annual event held last Wednesday funds the PAL Program of Nashua which provides recreational, academic, athletic and other enrichment opportunities for children in the community. PAL’s mission includes these opportunities and reaches out to at-risk youth by eliminating violence and substance abuse to encourage academic and athletic achievement.

Dan’s team included Kaitlyn and Mike Lutinski, and Jack Moloney. Kaitlyn and Jack are both students at Southern New Hampshire University and are recent interns at Nashua PAL.

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Phillip Houston joins TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department

Phillip Houston has joined TFMoran as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Phil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Architecture from Syracuse University. He has six years of work experience which includes design of residential and commercial subdivisions, utility and drainage plans, permitting, septic design, and stormwater management. Phil is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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TFMoran Participates in Annual ASCE-NH Golf Tournament

The ASCE-NH Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, May 31 at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. Nick Golon PE, a Senior Project Manager here at TFMoran participated in a foursome along with clients from Eversource. Nick is also involved with the ASCE board of directors, serving as Treasurer. TFMoran is proud to be a platinum sponsor for this event.

Other participants in this event included representatives from UNH, and the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and various other firms in the engineering community.

This annual event raises money for the NH-ASCE Scholarship Fund to assist NH high school seniors and UNH students enrolled in ABET accredited Civil Engineering Programs. The day includes 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, a putting contest, virtual golf hole, and raffle prizes. All proceeds above event costs benefit the S. Russell Stearns and New Hampshire High School scholarship programs.

Before the tournament, participants enjoyed warming up on the free driving range and putting green and a continental breakfast. Afterwards, a yummy lunch buffet of steak tips, sausage, ribs and assorted salads was served, followed by the traditional raffle contest that awarded prizes ranging from t-shirts and hats to a new golf driver and GPS range finder!

It was a beautiful day for golf and we look forward to next year!

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TFM Structural Project featured in High-Profile’s Healthcare Issue

The June issue of High-Profile included a story on one of TFMoran’s recent structural engineering projects in Windham, NH. Medicus Healthcare Solutions three-building office complex is nearing completion. TFMoran has received an Excellence Award for the structural engineering from the Structural Engineers of New Hampshire for this project.  We invite you to read the article below, or view the article by clicking on this pdf link:  High-Profile June 2019_Structural Engineering Award

 

TFMoran Receives Award for Medicus Healthcare

Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently received the Structural Engineers of New Hampshire Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for Medicus Healthcare Solutions in the “Buildings” category.

Berard-Martel Architecture of Bedford is the project architect. Safari Construction Management, LLC of Windham is the general contractor.

Medicus Healthcare Solutions is nearing completion on the third phase of the newly constructed three building office complex.

The buildings contain approximately 100,000 sf of office space and are all connected by enclosed pedestrian bridges at the second floor. Each building is framed of a hybrid system of insulated concrete formed (ICF) walls and steel open web floor joists, beams and columns. The building is founded on concrete spread footings.

ICF walls at the exterior were chosen as an economical and energy-efficient solution in lieu of the typical steel frame and metal stud curtain wall system used on most office buildings.

The wall systems provided several benefits including a robust lateral load resisting system, ICF formed brick shelf, increased flexibility with façade material installation, and simplicity of connections between buildings.

TFMoran engineers produced a three-dimensional structural model for the design of the buildings. The model was then imported into Building Information Modeling software to produce the structural drawings for the project.