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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 Outdated floor, roof and wall framing will be reinforced or replaced.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.

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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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Fun at the Color Blast Run

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 and his daughter Cate 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!

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

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 are centered around personal development, bullying, college prep and more.

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

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Baseball Game to Kick off the Holiday Weekend

TFMoran friends and family gathered at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Friday, May 24 for a Baseball game to kick off the holiday weekend. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats played against the Hartford Yard Goats, losing in a final score of 2­-4 Hartford. Before the game kids played in a bouncy house, throughout the night burgers, hot dogs and drinks were served. Fungo, the Fisher Cat’s mascot, also made an appearance. Those with a sweet tooth enjoyed an ice cream sundae for dessert, provided by the Fisher Cats’ party deck crew on a make-your-own sundae cart. Although the home team lost, the company outing was fun for everyone. At the end of the game, Atlas Fireworks put on a fireworks show which lifted spirits going into the holiday weekend. A big thank you goes out to TFMoran Principles for this fun company outing!

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Dylan Cruess joins the NHBCA Board of Directors

Dylan Cruess joins the NHBCA Board of Directors

Dylan Cruess has recently joined the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Mr. Cruess is the Chief Operating Officer and a Principal of TFMoran, a regionally recognized land planning firm specializing in engineering and surveying services. He also serves on the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the 40 Under Forty Class of 2018.

“TFMoran has a long history of proudly supporting New Hampshire’s artists through sponsoring exhibitions and being involved in the communities where we live and work”, says Cruess. “As a new director, I look forward to promoting the Arts Economy and working with the NHBCA board to expand access to the arts for everyone in New Hampshire.”

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TFMoran Participates in 2019 March of Dimes Walk for Babies

Dylan Cruess, a TFMoran principal and member of the March of Dimes Board of Directors, participated in the 2019 March of Dimes March for Babies with his daughter Cate. The event was held on Sunday, May 19th at Southern New Hampshire University Quad, a project designed by TFMoran Landscape Architects.

This 3-mile walk helped to raise funds to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of moms and babies. The event is held in cities across the country and Manchester’s event alone raised over $104,000 of the $180,000 goal.

Along with their team, Dylan and Cate helped to raise $1,245!

TFMoran is a proud sponsor of the March of Dimes.

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TFMoran Welcomes Jacob Woodard to the Structural Engineering Department

TFMoran Welcomes Jacob Woodard to the Structural Engineering Department

Jacob Woodard has joined the Structural Engineering Department as a summer intern. Jacob attends the University of New Hampshire in Durham majoring in Civil Engineering with a Structures focus. His course work includes Mathematics, Engineering Management, Soil Mechanics, and Design of Steel Structures.

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TFMoran receives 2019 SENH Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 Structural Engineers of New Hampshire held their Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards event at The Derryfield in Manchester, NH. Entries were judged on creativity, complexity, innovation, ingenuity, and suitability of the structural design for each of the three categories. The three categories were Buildings; Bridge and Transportation Structures; and Special Structures.

TFMoran was honored to receive the award in the “Buildings” category for Medicus Healthcare Solutions office building complex in Windham, NH. TFMoran’s Senior Structural Project Engineer, Thomas Lamb, PE (right) accepted the plaque from SENH President, Christopher R. Fournier, PE, SECB during the presentation.

Posters of each entry were on display during the meeting. Click on the pdf link to view TFMoran’s Poster or read description below to learn more:

Medicus Healthcare Solutions office building complex, located in Windham, NH, is a newly constructed three building complex. The buildings contain approximately 100,000 square feet 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.

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

Congratulations to all Award-recipients!