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TFMoran on 3 Award-Winning Teams – ABC NH/VT 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards

TFMoran’s civil engineers Jeff Kevan and Nick Golon, along with TFMoran structural engineers Eric Picard and Matt Mullen attended the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Members were welcome to join the event at 4:30pm for the cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the Excellence in Construction Awards Presentation in the Four Rivers Ballroom; held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.

During the Excellence in Construction Awards presentation, the focus was on “Recognizing the outstanding merit shop projects in New England.” ABC is a national construction industry trade association that represents nearly 21,000-chapter members. ABC’s mission is to help members develop people, ensure a strong work ethic, and profitability and advancement of the communities ABC works with.

TFMoran is proud to be a silver sponsor for the awards event and is honored to be recognized on three of the award-winning teams!

Saint Anselm College Roger & Francine Jean Student Center Complex ~ Manchester, NH
TFMoran worked alongside Derck & Edson and Eckman Construction to provide surveying and civil engineering services. The Student Center complex remodeling included the transformation of the existing building and built a second-floor function room, café, and bookstore allowing more space for community gatherings.

Pro Star Aviation ~ Londonderry, NH
TMoran worked with PROCON, the design build construction manager, performing survey, civil/site engineering, landscape design, permitting, and construction administration services.

Land Rover Dealership Redevelopment ~ Bedford, NH
TFMoran worked closely Warrenstreet Architects and Eckman Construction providing services of civil/site/traffic and structural engineering, permitting, and landscape architecture. Land Rover’s new rebuild is one of the first standalone dealership to feature the “ARCH’ concept.

TFMoran congratulates all the award-winners and is extremely proud to have our projects recognized for the outstanding merit shop projects of New England!

Click this link to view more photos at the event.

 

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TGIF! Tis’ the season for an Oktoberfest Celebration!

Oompah-pah-pah-pah….da-dee-da-dee-da!

Welcome to a fun late afternoon, end-of-the-week TFM Oktoberfest! On Friday, October 18th the TFMoran Bedford and Portsmouth offices took a little break for a “T.G.I.F” Oktoberfest celebration. As German folk music played throughout the lobbies, co-workers were able to enjoy the warm, fun-filled and energetic atmosphere of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest. Autumn leaves, mums, and pumpkin decor added to the spirit of the fall season. Bedford staff enjoyed The Puritan Backroom’s famous chicken tenders, along with a large assortment of food, treats and seasonal beverages. The Portsmouth office was filled with the scent of mulled cider, along with the delicious traditional Oktoberfest snacks of hot sausages and pretzels…. Yum!!

Thanks to the marketing department for planning this fun in-house event that brought lots of laughs, smiles and good conversations.

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TFMoran’s Eric Salovitch breaks personal record in Dover’s Apple Harvest Day 5K

Eric Salovitch represented TFMoran’s Portsmouth office at the Apple Harvest Day 5K Road Race on Saturday, October 5th. The road race had an impressive 570 runners participating this year! Congratulations to Eric who placed 79th overall, and 10th in his division. Eric’s time: 23:53, finally breaking his 24-minute 5K record! The race is part of an all-day family festival in downtown Dover, put on by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce. Apple Harvest Day first started back in 1985 and now draws more than 60,000 people and 350 vendors.  People travel from all around to take part in family fun activities, live music, arts and crafts, and plenty of delicious food.

Other festival activities included a row-a-thon competition, where participants must row as many meters as possible within a minute. TFMoran (Eric) held the top spot for the row-a-thon for most of the day, setting the stage at 347 meters – coming very close to a win! He fought until the end, when his friend passed him by 1 meter.

When not participating in festival competitions, Eric and his wife explored Apple Harvest Day while enjoying the outdoors and the healthy lifestyle-theme. Thanks to Eric and his wife for representing TFMoran and staying involved with their community!

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2019 “Tour De Manch” Breaks Record with nearly 70 Bike Riders supporting Conservation

Bike enthusiasts, the Manchester Conservation Commission, their volunteers and sponsors celebrated another great success when riders took to the streets of Manchester for this year’s “Tour De Manch”!  Also known as the Manchester Bike Tour, the event is the Commission’s yearly fundraiser to promote their efforts as stewards of Manchester’s natural resources.

This year nearly 70 riders (a Bike Tour record!) participated in the 30 to 40-mile bike tour around the Queen City.  Riders, who began at Eversource Energy Park and looped around and back to the Overlook at Eversource on the Merrimack River were treated to a perfect day of weather with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60’s, a morning coffee courtesy of Café la Reine, an after ride meal graciously donated by the Puritan Backroom and support throughout the ride by volunteers from Jake’s Bike Shop.  “It was the first year we ran out of chicken tenders,” quoted event Chairperson, and TFMoran Senior Project Manager Nick Golon, PE, “so we know the Tour is growing”.

Riders once again enjoyed sights throughout the City, including Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog Rail Trail, Nutts Pond Recreation Trail, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Lake Massabesic and the historic Weston Observatory.  With the continued growth of the Tour the Conservation Commission is looking to add new elements next year, and are hopeful the improvements will continue to increase ridership and bring a greater understanding to the need to protect Manchester’s natural resources.

TFMoran is proud to be one of the sponsors of this fun and important event. A big “Thank You” goes out to TFMoran’s Nick Golon for chairing this annual fundraiser since 2014!

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TFMoran’s Nick Golon excites students about Civil Engineering at 2019 New Hampshire Construction Career Days

This year marked the 11-year anniversary of New Hampshire’s Construction Career Days, which took place on September 26th & 27th. New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) is a two-day event that exposes New Hampshire high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries through hands-on exhibits and educational resources.  Labor unions, construction companies, school districts, state agencies, trade and professional organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.  Thursday morning hundreds of students were bused into the Hillsborough County 4-H Fairgrounds in New Boston, NH where there were countless displays and activities set up for them to explore. Everything from operating large heavy equipment, to welding, to making a structure out of spaghetti with our friends from the NH Department of Transportation.

This year promoting the American Society of Civil Engineers of NH (ASCE-NH) were four board members Mike Bogue-President, Anabelle Audet-VP, Nick Golon-Treasurer, and Logan Johnson,-Past President. They were volunteers at the event and hosted a table with a water filtration experiment to get students excited about Civil Engineering. A quick hands-on experiment on how to filter water with materials you can gather from your house and yard sparked the students interest and drew a crowd, they all wanted to learn more. Nick Golon, PE, a Senior Project Manager in TFMoran’s Civil Engineering department, showed a group of students the results of their filtration experiment. The experiment consisted of a plastic cup with a hole in the bottom, a piece of paper towel, gravel, sand, and some heavily soiled water. Students constructed their mini filtration device with first the paper towel to hold in the filter media, followed by a layer of sand, and gravel on top. They then poured in the dirty water and competed with other students on who’s water came out cleaner.

Over 1,500 students came walking through the fairgrounds over the two-day event. The ASCE-NH volunteers explained to the students that creating clean water is just one of the many, many responsibilities that Civil Engineers have. We serve the community by designing safe travel ways, sturdy structures, means to drain the storm water from our roads and communities, and maintaining all these essential pieces to support society! The most important… is that everything a civil engineer designs, needs to be constructed. Construction is the most vital part of the puzzle and the industry is always in need of bright young talent to construct our projects.

With the increasing age of our labor force in New Hampshire, this event is extremely important to get students excited about a career path in construction. Not every young adult is interested in attending a 4-year college after high school, and this event promotes an array of options.

A huge thank you to all who participated in the planning this event, the schools that bused students from miles away from all over New Hampshire, and all the exhibitors and sponsors. ASCE-NH was just one small table out of a whole fairground filled of volunteers promoting the future workforce of tomorrow to lead a career in construction!

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TFMoran showcases engineering projects at the 2019 Tri-City Expo

TFMoran Engineers attended the Tri-City Expo on September 26th at the Center of NH Expo Center in Manchester, NH. The TFMoran booth featured 10 engineering projects recently completed or are currently under construction located in the areas of Concord, Manchester and Nashua, NH. TFMoran is proud to be a part of these Tri-City communities, and has been participating in New Hampshire’s largest Business to Business Expo for nearly 30 years. The event attracts over 1,200 attendees and has approximately 200 exhibitors representing businesses and non-profit organizations in the community showcasing their services and/or products.  Thanks to the Tri-City Chambers of Commerce for putting on another great event!

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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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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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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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Celebrating the renovation of historic Concord Theatre – now the Bank of New Hampshire Stage

A celebration was held on Saturday, July 13th for the completion of the newly renovated historic Concord Theatre- now the Bank of New Hampshire Stage. TFMoran’s Sr. Project Manager, Nick Golon, PE and his family attended the picnic dinner, and 90’s theme dance party courtesy of Duprey Hospitality, to celebrate the stage’s completion. The Bank of New Hampshire Stage is located on South Main Street in Concord, and is now owned by The Capitol Center for the Arts, located just down the road.

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 services for the project.

Originally a bakery started in the mid-1800’s, The Concord Theatre building was converted to a movie theatre which ran from the 1930s to the mid 1990’s. 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 existing building was in need of repair and rehabilitation. Consequently, 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 was added on the building’s south side for a new stair and elevator. The attractive addition was built in conjunction with functional and aesthetic improvements to the building’s site. New pavement, plantings, seating and a loading area were part of the project.