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TFMoran Sponsors American Society of Civil Engineers’ New Hampshire Scholarship Golf Outing

On August 21st, 2020, the American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section (ASCE-NH) hosted their 2020 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. The scholarship program was started in 2000 to encourage high school students to pursue an engineering degree (in any discipline, not just civil).  Annually, ASCE-NH awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and civil engineering students at the University of New Hampshire, with the value of the scholarship’s dependent on the success of their fund raising.  ASCE-NH issued a record $20,000 in scholarships in 2020 and is hoping to at least match that effort in 2021.

The tournament was held at the Beaver Meadow Golf Club in Concord, NH. Due to Covid-19, special precautions were observed promoting social distancing and mask use which resulted in a safe and fun day for all those that participated.  The tournament included a continental breakfast, shotgun start, lunch, raffle, contests, and games. TFMoran Senior Project Manager and ASCE-NH Treasurer, Nick Golon played in the tournament this year and came home with a new golf club courtesy of the raffle.  The TFM Team didn’t finish first but scored a rare Eagle (two under par) on a par 4 courtesy of Kurt Nelson knocking in a 120-yard chip.  That shot along with the fantastic weather made for a great day for the Team.

TFMoran was a proud PLATINUM Sponsor of this ASCE-NH Scholarship fund raising event, along with Continental Paving and WSP.

Thank you to ASCE-NH for supporting young and aspiring engineers and putting on another great event!

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TFMoran Donates to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund

On August 12th, 2020, TFMoran donated $300 to the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund (BCAF), a not-for-profit organization of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The fund provides grants to not-for-profit organizations in New Hampshire, for projects that help residents of New Hampshire meet basic needs, such as food, shelter, heat, and other necessities. The fund is given to organizations that have missions and operations consistent with the Roman Catholic Church, regardless of religious affiliation.

In 2019, the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund raised $240,000, the most raised since 2001. Grant recipients included the Boys and Girls Club, homeless shelters, day cares, soup kitchens, crisis centers, and many more organizations throughout New Hampshire serving our most vulnerable populations.

The fundraiser runs until September 10, 2020, ending with a virtual celebration of 35 years of grant making. If you would like to donate, you can do so online at www.catholicnh.org

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New Survey Drone Services are Off the Ground!

Eric Salovitch, TFMoran Certified Drone Pilot

 

TFMoran is excited to announce we have launched new survey services via drone, operated by Survey Technician and FAA Part 107 Certified Pilot, Eric Salovitch, SIT. Eric works out of TFMoran’s Seacoast Division office and is available for any project that would benefit from this new technology.


New Drone Survey Services include:

  • Aerial Mapping
  • Aerial Imagery
  • Structural Inspections
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Volume Calculations
  • Video Inspections
  • Mapping for Conceptual Design

TFMoran’s first drone project was to produce a topographic survey on a private residential road to depict low areas which are causing drainage issues. The area of interest was relatively flat with no obvious areas of relief. TFMoran were able to utilize UAV technology to limit the time the field crew had to spend in the roadway. We were able to capture millions of points along the roadway. That data was adjusted to survey grade control. The client is now not only able to identify low points in the pavement solving their drainage issues, but can also identify every pothole along the stretch of road.

There are many advantages of using UAV.  We were able to keep field crews safe and out of the traveled way. We were able to provide the client with more data. We have a survey grade location every 0.3’ compared to conventional data which is 45’ +/-. Since this is a private community, TFMoran provided a few aerial images to the client which is a by-product of our survey. It doesn’t take us any additional time to capture these photos and is a great complimentary product.

We are looking forward to our next Aerial Mapping project!

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TFMoran supports mask-making efforts to Help the Hunger cause

Dahriz Colwell

Dahriz Colwell

TFMoran’s seacoast division manager and a principal of the company, Corey Colwell, LLS, is proud to share some positive and personal news amid this COVID-19 pandemic. His wife, Dahriz Colwell, has been busy at her sewing machine creating masks that she donates to help keep people safe during the pandemic. Dahriz has now created over 40 assorted colors and patterns of masks to choose from and has made over 350 masks since she started this initiative in early March. The masks are hand-wash and air-dry only because of the interfacing filter material in the middle. Not only has Dahriz supplied her husband’s Portsmouth office staff with enough masks, but also the TFMoran corporate office in Bedford, NH.

Dahriz continues to set up a table in their neighborhood for anyone who would like a free mask. Though her masks are offered at no cost, many of their neighbors have generously donated more than $400 so far, and TFMoran has made a $500 contribution to her cause. Dahriz’s cause is very special and dear to her heart, and by making these masks she is bringing awareness of her cause to others who want to help. Dahriz’s hometown village in the Philippines desperately needs help to feed their struggling families during this pandemic. By creating a GoFundMe page called “Help the Hunger”, Dahriz hopes this will be an easy way for people to make a donation.

“We are very fortunate to be living in a good town, safe state and country that provide for those in need. I feel blessed. There are areas of the world not so fortunate. My hometown of Mangagoy Bislig, Philippines is a good example. The town and most of the country is shut down, no work and little to no government help. We are organizing a fund raiser to help feed those less fortunate than us. 100% of all proceeds will go to feed the hungry and their struggling families. Any amount you can contribute to this cause is greatly appreciated.”
– Dahriz Colwell

Dahriz has all the support of her family and friends in her efforts of making a difference in people’s lives during these challenging times. “I think this a great cause, I am proud of her for all that she has done,” says her husband Corey. “Since we were married 16 years ago, she has been helping her village in any way that we can afford. This is the hardest they have been hit in a long time.”

Tristan ColwellEven their 5-year old son Tristan is happy to help, from setting up the mask display table in the neighborhood, to cutting fabric and even a little sewing. Every little bit helps to make a difference.

If you would like to make a donation to Dahriz’s cause “Help the Hunger” go to: https://gf.me/u/xx54vk

To inquire about masks, Dahriz can be reached via e-mail [email protected] or facebook https://www.facebook.com/inday.colwell

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TFMoran donates $2,500 to Catholic Medical Center through FrontLinesNH.org for their Fight Against COVID-19

After learning about a new website just launched, FrontLinesNH.org by a collaboration of four southern New Hampshire hospitals which tells their compelling stories in the fight against COVID-19 and how the community could help, TFMoran wanted to be a part of this community effort. The website offers a way to support our community by supporting our dedicated front line health care professionals and institutions who are responding tirelessly to this Coronavirus pandemic. TFMoran’s principals made a $2,500 donation through the website to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. Donations can also be made through FrontLinesNH.org to the Elliot Hospital, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital for their COVID-19 response efforts.

In addition, several corporate donors including St. Mary’s Bank, Southern New Hampshire University, Service Credit Union,  Primary Bank, Delta Dental and Anagnost Companies will double the impact by matching donations of $2,500 made through the FrontLinesNH.org site and through donor advised funds, dollar-for-dollar, for the first $85,000 donated. Donations will help with Personal Protective Equipment, surge-related costs, and staff support.

We encourage you to check out this incredible website full of photos of our front line heroes and volunteers from the community pitching in to help in anyway they can, to important COVID-19 resources and information.

Shop Local TFMoran T-shirt benefits CMC COVID-19 Response EffortsTFMoran is also participating in the Shop Local T-shirt program created by Breeze Tees in response to the Coronavirus crisis. T-shirts are $20. $10 of each sale of a TFM T-shirt will be donated to Catholic Medical Center’s COVID-19 response efforts.

 

TFMoran proudly supports our New Hampshire communities. We’re in this together not only as a community, but as a nation.

Stay safe, healthy and strong.

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TFMoran’s Survey Technician, Eric Salovitch featured on the Geoholics Podcast Episode

Eric Salovitch, Survey Technician in TFMoran’s Seacoast Division, was invited to join the Geoholics on their April 5th Podcast to discuss the Surveying Profession from a young surveyor’s point of view, giving TFMoran a little national exposure. This isn’t the first podcast Eric has participated in. Last December he was featured on the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) new podcast “Surveyor Says!” Episode 5 discussing the challenges, methodologies and results of the Mount Tecumseh survey project.

We invite you to listen to Eric’s Geoholics Podcast Episode by clicking this link: https://thegeoholics.podbean.com/e/episode-030-eric-salovitch/

The GeoholicsPlease see below Geoholics Podcast Episode Intro featuring TFMoran’s Eric Salovitch:

Eric Salovitch wants to be known as the crossfitting land surveyor from New Hampshah. He has been surveying for about 10 years and is currently a Survey Technician for TFMoran, INC. winners of the Best of Business (BOB) award for 8 years in a row. Eric is the Chair of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association Young Surveyors Committee which was recently awarded the NHLSA Presidential Award. Producer Jake shares his shower habits and is looking for binge watching recommendations like Tiger King. Big Shoots is finally wearing t-shirts. Dilfy Dilf is losing his mind to the point that he is now playing online curling to pass the time. Please support your local restaurants and small businesses while appreciating first responders and healthcare workers. Surveying…essential or nonessential? Music for this episode by Outlaw Inlaws

Check us out at www.thegeoholics.com AND on #applepodcasts #spotify and #podbean! #surveyor #geomatics #geospatial #gis #drones #uav #uas #landsurveying #surveying #photogrammetry #gps #podcast #geoholics #stitcher #tfmoran #crossfit #givetoget PLEASE SHARE!

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TFMoran welcomes Jennifer Farrow as Receptionist in the Bedford office

TFMoran welcomes Jennifer Farrow as Receptionist in the Bedford office. Ms. Farrow brings nearly 20 years of administrative and accounting experience to TFMoran, including as an Accounting Clerk for the State of New Hampshire. She studied Business Management and Accounting at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. Her new position involves greeting clients, answering phones, and assisting TFMoran’s engineers and surveyors with various administrative functions.

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TFMoran Engineers Ski for Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Charity Event

TFMoran’s Tom Lamb, Lou Cote (Team Captain), Maureen Kelly, and Jon Nadeau participated in the annual Changes in Altitudes Ski-a-Thon on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Waterville Valley Ski area. This year’s charity event raised over $90,000 to benefit Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports. The Adaptive program provides group and private lessons to adults and children using specially designed adaptive ski equipment, as well as training for Special Olympics and Paralympic Sports.

The event was held at Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, NH. Teams were invited to dress like a pirate and “ski until their legs said argh”! The weather was perfect for skiers to complete as many runs as possible from 9am to 2pm followed by a catered after-party at the resort that awarded prizes to the teams that raised the most money (over $70,000) and completed the most runs (26)!! The TFMoran Team enjoyed a beautiful winter day and being able to help raise money to provide access to sports and instructions to individuals with disabilities was priceless!

For more photos check out Waterville Valley’s Adaptive Sports Facebook page.

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Congratulations to Jeremy Belanger (pictured left) named NH’s Young Engineer of the Year!

TFMoran’s Senior Project Engineer Jeremy Belanger, PE has been selected by a jury of his peers from New Hampshire’s Joint Engineering Societies as the 2020 New Hampshire Young Engineer of the Year.  This distinguished award was presented to Jeremy on February 19th at the 69th Annual Engineers’ Week Awards Banquet & Exhibition at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.  The American Society of Civil Engineers – New Hampshire Section (ASCE-NH) submitted his nomination not only for his involvement in ASCE-NH, but for his outstanding work ethic, his integrity as a young professional, his dedication and enthusiasm for the Civil Engineering profession, and his volunteerism in giving back to the community.

Jeremy started his engineering career with the family business working for his father, Jacques Belanger, LLS as part of a survey field crew before working as a summer intern and part-time employee with Gomez and Sullivan while obtaining his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  Upon his graduation in 2010, he obtained his M.S. in Civil Engineering/Water Resources from UNH and continued his career with Gomez and Sullivan as a Water Resources Engineer conducting bathymetric surveys and habitat restorations projects, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing studies, hydroelectric generation analysis, hydraulic dam break analysis and inundation mapping, and dam removal feasibility and design.

The desire to be closer to his family and familiar surroundings brought Jeremy back to New Hampshire in 2015 when he accepted a position as a civil project engineer with TFMoran, Inc. In his nearly five years with TFMoran Jeremy has made himself indispensable with his tireless work ethic, professionalism and enthusiasm for each assignment. Jeremy’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, as he was recently promoted to Senior Project Engineer, making him the youngest to achieve such a title in TFMoran’s 50+ years of operation. At TFMoran he is responsible for the engineering design and permitting of land development projects and has experience in site planning, drainage design, sewer design, and local and state permitting for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy projects.

Jeremy is an active member of the community and gives back in many ways. After moving back to New Hampshire, he began volunteering for UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center. UpReach serves individuals with a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological disabilities through year-round, equine-assisted activities and therapies.  Jeremy is a regular at the ASCE-NH Younger Member volunteer night at New Horizons Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry, and volunteers at various TFMoran organized activities such as In-Town Manchester’s Adopt-A-Block event.

Jeremy lives with his husband Eric, their dogs Cooper and Callie and cat Meaty in Dunbarton, NH.  Jeremy is an avid outdoorsman and traveler and in his free time can be found snowboarding, hiking or otherwise engulfed in a good book.

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TFMoran is part of a Nashua Neighborhood Revitalization Effort

On December 19, 2019, Dylan Cruess, COO of TFMoran, along with other community and business leaders attended the kick-off event for NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire’s redevelopment efforts in the Nashua Tree Streets Neighborhood. Attendees met at the Crossway Christian Church in Nashua to discuss the initiative’s first project at 40 Pine Street, an empty lot that will hold a two-family residence as part of NeighborWorks® ongoing community building mission. The Tree Streets projects aim to help revitalize the Nashua Tree Streets Neighborhood. Building is expected to start once weather permits.

TFMoran was one of more than twenty local businesses and entities whose generous support will help to create good housing and quality neighborhoods in Nashua. Previously, TFMoran 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.