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Natalia Kulchitsky receives Professional Engineer License

TFMoran announces that Natalia Kulchitsky recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed structural engineer in the state of New Hampshire. Ms. Kulchitsky joined TFMoran’s structural engineering team in 2016. She has a Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics from Lomonosov State University in Moscow. Ms. Kulchitsky’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial and industrial buildings, and concrete foundations.

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Thomas Burns, PE promoted to Senior Project Manager

Thomas Burns, PE has recently been promoted to Senior Project Manager. He joined the TFMoran civil engineering team in 2014 and has over 19 years of relevant experience. Mr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and a licensed New Hampshire Subsurface Disposal System Designer. He is responsible for overall project management of private and municipal land development projects. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in site/civil design, design of commercial septic systems, and environmental permits of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and municipal projects.

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TFMoran promotes Jennifer Porter to Senior Project Engineer

TFMoran announces the promotion of Jennifer Porter, PE to Senior Project Engineer/Traffic Engineer. Ms. Porter joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering department in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University. Ms. Porter’s engineering experience includes traffic analysis, civil/site design, and environmental permitting of private and public sector projects, including municipal, commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects. She has played a key role in many of TFMoran’s largest projects over the past 20+ years and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Hampshire.

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TFMoran current Municipal Projects featured at the 78th NH Municipal Expo

TFMoran participated in the 78th Annual New Hampshire Municipal Conference and Expo on November 1314, 2019 at The DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester.  The New Hampshire Municipal Conference and Expo is the largest yearly gathering of officials from New Hampshire local governments. Over 500 municipal officials and over 100 exhibitors and sponsors attended the conference. TFMoran’s booth display featured current structural engineering projects such as the additions and renovations to the Tuftonboro Free Library, the Exeter Public Library, and the Newmarket Schools, and the newly completed Warner Fire Station.  Other municipal projects displayed were a Feasibility Study for a Technical School for the Town of Derry, City of Manchester Municipal Complex, Town of Amherst Road Reconstruction Engineering, Bedford Village Common and the Milton Fire-Rescue Station.

The two-day conference hosted by the New Hampshire Municipal Association offered many informative sessions, from economic development to the Right-to-Know Law, conflicts of interest to human resources, that are all designed with municipal officials in mind. The theme of this year’s Conference was “Working Better Together.” The keynote speaker was Jim Hunt, former Mayor, Council Member and Past President of the National League of Cities. Mr. Hunt speaks and consults throughout the world and meets with thousands of local government officials. He is the author of The Amazing 7-Steps to Creating an Amazing City used as a guide by thousands of city officials to help them create positive changes in their communities.

TFMoran was delighted to attend the Annual Conference again this year, as our engineers always look forward to seeing familiar faces and discussing ongoing, future and past municipal projects. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!

Congratulations to Kimberly Reed from the Town of Rye! Her business card was drawn at the TFMoran booth raffle for a gift card to the Bedford Village Inn.

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TFMoran former Chief Landscape Architect, Anne Cruess, honored at 2019 GSLA Annual Dinner

Congratulations to Anne Cruess, PLA, ASLA, TFMoran’s former Chief Landscape Architect and a principal, who was honored at the Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA) Annual Dinner on November 7, 2019 at the Concord Country Club. Randy Knowles, president of GSLA, presented Anne with an award recognizing her contribution to the profession of landscape architecture in the State of New Hampshire and her dedicated service to the American Society of Landscape Architects.  In his presentation to the members of the organization, he spoke of Anne as an individual who has spent her career mentoring emerging professionals and advocating for their profession. Her commitment as a Landscape Architect went beyond her role at TFMoran, Anne was instrumental as an active member of GSLA in the 15-year battle of convincing the House and Senate to pass a licensure bill for Professional Landscape Architects in the State of New Hampshire. A huge effort was made by many of the GSLA members, but Anne’s contributions to the cause, the hours spent meeting with allied professionals, her relentless calls to our politicians in Concord were key in the fight for licensure. The years of hard work and dedication finally came to fruition when the licensure bill was passed on July 24, 2006.  Anne was nominated as the chair of the New Hampshire Board of Landscape Architecture and was an active member of the New Hampshire Joint Board of Licensure and Certification, as well as an officer of the Granite State Landscape Architects and a National Trustee representing New Hampshire in Washington, DC.

TFMoran was one of the first engineering firms in the state to have a landscape architecture division. Anne Cruess led that division and has since officially retired from TFMoran in 2018, after an accomplished career as a landscape architect. Her career started in 1982 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design, at the University of Massachusetts. She was responsible for designing notable projects in New Hampshire including Kalivas Park in Manchester; Bedford Village Common in Bedford; Bass Island Park in Manchester; Exeter Waterfront Park in Exeter; Rails to Trails project in Nashua; a new College Green at Saint Anselm’s College;  French-Atwood Marketplace in Bedford; master planning for the Londonderry Ecological Industrial Park in Londonderry; and Abingdon Square in Goffstown.

Members of TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture department, along with Anne’s family were proud be a part of this special evening in support of her extensive career and accomplishments as one of New Hampshire’s first Professional Landscape Architects.

Congratulations to Anne!

 

 

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TFMoran helps to Raise Funds for the 2020 Manchester “March for Babies Run”

March of Dimes held a fundraiser Tuesday night, October 29th, at the Manchester Country Club, in effort to raise money for the March for Babies Run, which is planned for May 16th, 2020. TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess is on the organization’s Board of Directors and attended the fundraiser on Tuesday night.  Last year, $135,000 was raised for the March of Dimes Foundation at their annual fundraiser, and this year the foundation hoped to raise $150,000. Local restaurants and vendors were serving up tasty treats for the attending guests, which exceeded 250 people. A live and silent auction was held throughout the night. Dylan and his daughter Cate left smiling with her winning prize of Yogibo characters! Cate had a fun ride home sitting with her giant turquoise Hugibo beanbag, and her Yogibo Mate Fox and Unicorn.

The Manchester March for Babies Run will be taking place n May of 2020, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. Funds raised will be helping with research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.

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TFMoran Principals attend Saint Anselm College Inaugural Ceremony of the 11th President

TFMoran was represented by principals Dylan Cruess and Jeff Kevan who attended the Inaugural Ceremony of the Eleventh President of Saint Anselm College on October 17, 2019.  Members and guests of the Saint Anselm community joined in the Sullivan Arena that marked the official beginning of the tenure for Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D., after the departure of former president, Stephen DiSalvo. “I am so happy that Saint Anselm took a chance on me,” stated Dr. Favazza. Throughout his speech he spoke on implementing a new graduate program in criminal justice and hopes that other areas of study; business, healthcare, and politics; will eventually offer graduate programs as well. Dr. Favazza comes to Saint Anselm College from Stonehill College where he had academic leadership roles,since 2005, serving as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2012.

TFMoran has had the remarkable opportunity to work with Saint Anselm College for more than twenty years and is looking forward to working with the new President.  Some of TFMoran’s civil engineering and land surveying projects throughout the campus include land surveying the entire campus; athletic fields; tennis courts; football stadium; ice hockey arena; student housing; a student center complex; a new college green; parking and road improvements; and the new Welcome Center, which is currently under construction.

The campus has come a long way since it was first founded in 1889 when the founding president, Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, OSB purchased the land on a hilltop overlooking the City of Manchester. He oversaw the construction of the college’s first building, which was destroyed by a fire a year later when nearing completion. Fortunately for Saint Anselm College, Abbot Pfraengle was determined and decided to rebuild.  As Saint Anselm College continues to grow they take pride in their community, campus, and curriculum, while continuing their mission to provide a strong education in the liberal arts, grounded in the Benedictine intellectual tradition.

TFMoran extends a warm Congratulations and Best Wishes for a long and successful tenure to President Favazza!

To read more about the Inaugural Ceremony click on this link for an article in the Union Leader:  Union Leader – 10-18-2019 St As President

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Dylan Cruess in NH’s First Graduating Class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Congratulations to TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess for graduating from the 2019 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program that took place at NHTI Concord’s Community College, on Thursday, October 10th.  Dylan was one of 37 scholars from nine New Hampshire counties representing a diverse range of industries who was selected for New Hampshire’s inaugural class. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program partners with the Community College System of New Hampshire and Manchester Community College who hosts the three-month long intensive class. Manchester’s Mayor Joyce Craig and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen were on-hand to congratulate the members of New Hampshire’s first graduating class.

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and provide greater access to education and business support. To date, the program has more than 8,800 business owners that have graduated across all 50 states. Goldman Sachs is strategic in their planning for the program to ensure that the small business owners participating in the program, leave with a new perspective on how to consistently grow their revenues. While attending this course, Dylan received one-on-one expert advice and can apply that to TFMoran’s business plan.

In the 10,000 Small Businesses Program, it has shown that since 2016 the percentage of U.S. Small Businesses grew by 47%. The results have also shown that after 30 months, the percentage of the 10,000 Small Businesses alumni have added jobs in their businesses by 56.5%. Goldman Sachs ensures that all participants are involved and receive the one-on-one time, as well as participating in groups to listen to the advice of others. What alumni can take away is not only working on your business, but working on your business to make it better and how to manage for growth.

Congratulations to the New Hampshire Class of 2019!

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TFMoran donates $5,000 to support NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire West Side RENEW initiative

TFMoran has donated $5,000 to NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire in support of West Side RENEW, an initiative to redevelop and preserve properties in significant decline or in need of capital improvements on Manchester’s West Side.

West Side RENEW complements NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire’s overarching community building mission in this area of Manchester, which began in 2006 with the West Granite Revitalization Initiative that resulted in more than $5 million in investment over nine years to increase the home ownership rate, expand the number of owner occupied multi-family properties, and reduce neighborhood density.

The current effort continues NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire’s focus on eliminating or redeveloping dilapidated or problem properties in the area and increasing the number of affordable rental units. TFMoran’s contribution will support the redevelopment of 459 Granite Street to create 4 new affordable rental apartments in a currently uninhabitable building.

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TFMoran participates in UNH Fall Career Fair

Senior Structural Engineer Kyle Roy, PE represented TFMoran at the University of New Hampshire – Durham’s Fall Career Fair on October 1st, 2019. Held at the Whittemore Center Arena, students were able to meet and conversate with potential employers, as well as practice their interviewing skills. With high energy levels in the arena, Kyle was discussed with students what it is like to work at TFMoran and give an insight into the world of engineering! The Career Fair was a smashing success with the participating companies, as well as the potential candidates to fill both our full-time and internship positions.

We would like to thank UNH for hosting the well-organized and lively Career Fair! Best wishes to all students seeking employment opportunity in their field.