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Fulcrum Golf Classic – Supporting NH Food Bank

TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess and Dan Blais, along with Kevin LaPointe from NHDOT and Tom Mullen from Poole Professional Insurance, participated in the 3rd Annual Fulcrum Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday September 17, 2019.  This charity event was in support of New Hampshire Food Bank. Fulcrum Associates of Amherst, NH takes pride in giving back to their community and have other companies join in with them. In the past two years Fulcrum has been able to provide over 40,000 meals for food-challenged families and residents in New Hampshire.

The event was held at the beautiful Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye, NH. The sun was shining and all were able to take in the beautiful ocean views along the course. Throughout the day, golfers had the opportunity to win raffles and prizes, and enjoy lunch and dinner at the Country Club. The TFMoran Team did not come in first, but being able to help with providing thousand of meals to families and children across New Hampshire is certainly the top honor!

Thanks to our friends at Fulcrum Associates for organizing this great event.

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NH Business Review writes about TFMoran’s project: SNHU Millyard Parking Garage

New Hampshire Business Review’s “From the Ground Up” is a special section that focuses on local projects recently construction in New Hampshire. TFMoran’s civil and structural engineering project, the new SNHU Millyard Parking Garage in downtown Manchester is in the August 30 –  September 12, 2019 issue.  To view the pdf click on this link: NHBR From The Ground Up Aug 30-Sept 12 2019 issue or read the text below.

From the Ground Up:
SNHU Millyard Parking Garage

TFMoran provides civil/structural design for parking complex to serve Millyard growth

While it may seem unusual to compare a construction project to a dance, progress on the newly completed Southern New Hampshire University Milllyard Parking Garage was a delicate balance necessitating carefully calculated timing throughout the process.

“It was a very compact site,” says Bob Duval, president of TFMoran — which provided survey, civil engineering, structural engineering, site permitting and landscape architectural services. “There was little to no adjacent land available for staging and temporary construction operations. The site had to be broken up into a chess board of construction phasing.” Due to strict space limitations on-site, the garage containing approximately 1,700 parking spaces, abutting South Commercial Street, the Merrimack River and the Langer Place Mill in the south end of the Millyard, was approached with a careful eye on the next move, every step of the way. Harvey Construction served as construction manager on the project. Continue Reading →

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TFMoran’s Thomas Lamb President of SENH

Thomas Lamb, PE, one of TFMoran’s Senior Structural Engineers, has recently accepted the position of President of Structural Engineers of New Hampshire (SENH). He has been a SENH member since 2004 and held the office of secretary last year. Additionally, Mr. Lamb will be attending the 2019 NCSEA Structural Summit in Anaheim, California in November representing SENH as Alternate Delegate.

Mr. Lamb has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and has over 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries. His diverse skillset includes experience in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential, public, and commercial buildings throughout New England. Mr. Lamb is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of NH, MA, ME, CT, NJ, VA, and TX.

 

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TFM Hosts 23rd Annual Greater Manchester Chamber Networking Summer BBQ

TFMoran proudly hosted the Greater Manchester Chamber’s  August “Network It Night” BBQ event for the 23rd consecutive year on Thursday, August 22nd. Approximately 150 chamber members, guests, TFMoran staff, and their families enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with a barbecue on the front lawn of the Bedford office. “Take a break from this Economic BOOM!” was this year’s theme, encouraging guests to relax, wear their flip flops, grab something to eat and enjoy the evening. As a party-favor, folks took home a little TFM logo Flip Flop container of mints, printed by Corporate Images of NH.  Attendees could view some of TFMoran’s recent engineering projects under construction that were on display. The tent provided by Special Events of New England, was decorated with colorful balloons, lanterns and flowered flip flops to add to the festivities.

The Flying Butcher of Amherst, did a great job grilling steak & turkey tips, burgers and dogs, while The Inside Scoop gals treated us to peppermint stick and butter crunch ice cream. Dylan Cruess, TFMoran’s COO, gave a brief talk describing a few of the professional services TFMoran offers, and thanking the staff for coordinating the event. Door prizes were given out, including 2 TFM polo shirts, and gift cards from both The Flying Butcher and The Inside Scoop that went to some lucky winners.

Thank you to the Greater Manchester Chamber 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!

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TFMoran Retail and Hospitality Project Featured in High-Profile Monthly

High-Profile‘s August issue highlighted retail and hospitality, which includes TFMoran’s work on the highly anticipated hotel and restaurant destination, Tru by Hilton and T-Bones Restaurant. The hotel and restaurant destination is off Interstate 93 in Concord, NH on the site of the former Days Inn. TFMoran is providing civil and traffic engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture and construction administration services for the project. Project team members include Market Square Architects, Fulcrum Associates and Opechee Construction.

For more information, please read the article below or view this link. High-Profile August 2019

 

TFMoran Underway on Tru by Hilton and T-Bones Restaurant

Concord, NH -Construction is well-underway at the site of the former Days Inn on South Main Street in Concord, NH, where TFMoran is working closely with Duprey Hospitality and Great NH Restaurants.

The site will be the location of a Tru by Hilton hotel for Duprey Hospitality, as well as T-Bones for Great NH Restaurants. When completed, both hotel and restaurant are expected to be a popular destination for NH tourists and locals because of their convenient location off Interstate 93.

Construction has begun for the Tru by Hilton, a four-story hotel, with 85 guest rooms and plenty of functional public space. Tru is described as a brand-new hotel experience from Hilton that’s vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart.  The building features a 2,000 s/f open concept lobby with multiple areas for guests to work, eat and lounge. The size of guest rooms has been minimized with an efficient design including open closets, rolling desks, and plenty of storage and power outlets. TFMoran has teamed with Opechee Construction and is providing civil and traffic engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture and construction administration services. The hotel is expected to open in the Spring of 2020.

The T-Bones restaurant will provide a high-quality dining experience and will be the largest stand-alone T-Bones location for Great NH Restaurants. The restaurant is 9,420 s/f which includes a 260-seat indoor dining room and 35-seat outdoor patio. TFMoran is supporting the efforts of the project architect, Market Square Architects of Portsmouth and builder, Fulcrum Associates of Amherst, where they are providing civil, traffic and structural engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture and construction administration services for the project. A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at the site to officially welcome the restaurant which is set to open in the winter of 2020.

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Roll Through the Queen City on the “Tour De Manch”

The annual “Tour De Manch” will take place on September 8th, 2019. This family-friendly bike ride is a 30 to 40 mile route stopping at natural resources and sights throughout the City of Manchester including Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog Rail Trail, Nutts Pond Recreation Trail, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Lake Massabesic and the historic Weston Observatory.

TFMoran’s Senior Project Manager Nick Golon PE is the event chair for the Conservation Commission Board. The event benefits the Manchester Conservation Fund which provides financial support for citywide environmental projects including education, conservation, and restoration of our natural resources.

For more information about this fun event, download the flyer here: MHTBT_flyer2019

You can also register online at:  https://2019mhtbiketour.eventbrite.com

 

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TFMoran’s Eversource Project featured in the Union Leader

TFMoran is providing civil and traffic engineering, land surveying and landscape architecture services for two Eversource facilities located in Nashua, New Hampshire. TFMoran Senior Project Manager Nick Golon, PE was quoted in the Union Leader about the planned upgrades.

The project includes the possible relocating of the millyard substation located on the Pine street extension, to a city-owned site adjacent to the current location. The Nashua City Planning Board recently approved of the plan, but is also awaiting the approval of the Board of Aldermen in order to move forward. The millyard substation has been in use since 1949, and could use updates as the facility is becoming increasingly unreliable. If all goes to plan, construction is expected to start in 2020 following a ground breaking ceremony to be held in January. TFMoran’s Nick Golon explained the proposed substation will be about 14,000 s/f and include a new access road and utility poles, with its completion anticipated later next year.

Eversource also proposed renovations for the current Work Center located on Amherst Street, which has been approved as well. The project includes renovations of the existing structure, and the construction of a new 14,500 s/f garage in the rear of the building. Nick stated the Work Center was built in the late 1950s, and is an antiquated structure that needs updating.

Check out the full article from the Union Leader here, or continue reading below.

Eversource to upgrade two of its facilities in Nashua

by Kimberly Houghton Union Leader Correspondent

NASHUA — Eversource Energy is preparing for two major projects aimed to improve its aging infrastructure in the city.

The Nashua City Planning Board recently approved the two projects — one at the utility company’s substation in the millyard and the other at its existing work center on Amherst Street.

Eversource Energy is hoping to relocate its millyard substation on the Pine Street Extension to a city-owned parcel that abuts the current structure. Although planning officials have approved the site plan, the Board of Aldermen must also approve the proposal in order for the project to move forward.

“Some of the equipment in the substation that we call millyard, off Pine Street Extension, has been in service since 1949 and is becoming increasingly unreliable,” said Alan Rowe, Eversource project manager.

After speaking with representatives from the city, an identical parcel of land on an adjacent parcel was identified as a potential land swap, according to Rowe.

This land swap, if given the green light from aldermen, will allow Eversource to relocate some of its lines, while also creating a continuous, city-owned parcel that could be used for future development, he said.

Nick Golon, an engineer with TFMoran, said the new power substation will be about 14,000 square feet, and will include a new access road, utility poles and a chain link fence.

Construction is expected to start in 2020, and be completed by the end of the year. The existing substation will then be demolished, he explained.

“We are starting preliminary engineering,” said Rowe, adding Eversource would like to break ground on the project in January.

Eversource Energy has also submitted a second site plan for its existing work center at 370 Amherst St. Earlier this month, the planning board approved the project, which includes renovations to the current structure and a new, 14,500 square feet garage.

Golon said Eversource’s Nashua Area Work Center was built in the late 1950s, and is an antiquated structure that needs updating.

The project includes renovating the existing garage into office space, and then constructing a new garage in the rear of the parcel where line trucks will be stored, he said.

Although Eversource is not looking to add any employees at the site, Golon said the plan will provide a more strategic location for workers and the storage of vehicles.

“The expansion and renovation will reuse the existing building while adding a similar architectural appearance for the addition,” Linda McGhee, deputy planning manager, wrote in a staff report to the Planning Board.

 

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TFMoran Welcomes Paul Silvernail as a Civil Project Engineer and Septic Designer

The TFMoran team would like to give a warm welcome to our newest member, Paul Silvernail! Paul is working in our Bedford office as a Civil Project Engineer and Septic Designer. He has 33 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering. Paul is a licensed New Hampshire septic designer and septic installer. He has an Associates degree from NHTI in Engineering Technology with a major in Computer Engineering Technology. Paul’s professional work experience includes surveying, designing subdivisions, roads, and commercial site plans; designing residential and commercial septic systems, and municipal and state permitting.

Welcome to the TFMoran Team Paul!

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TFMoran division announces Amy Brown as Office Manager

Amy Brown has joined TFMoran as Office Manager for the Portsmouth division. Ms. Brown has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Granite State College. She has nearly twenty years of experience in business and project management, all aspects of business accounting, and executive administrative support. Prior to joining TFMoran, Ms. Brown held various managerial positions for seacoast area businesses.

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TFMoran Welcomes Brennan Rodgers to Bedford Survey Crew

The Bedford office would like to give a warm welcome to Brennan Rodgers, joining our Survey Crew. Brennan is a recent graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School. His experience includes 2 years of surveying small residential and commercial sites in the Tewksbury area with his grandfather, Richard Cuoco, former owner of Cuoco and Cormier Engineering. Brennan looks forward to learning as much as he can about the surveying profession and one day become licensed as his grandfather was.

Welcome to the team Brennan!