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Jeremy Belanger receives Professional Engineer License

Jeremy Belanger, a Senior Project Engineer for TFMoran, recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed civil engineer in the state of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger joined TFMoran’s civil engineering department in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger’s work experience includes civil/site design and infrastructure design, as well as regulatory permitting and approvals for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy projects.

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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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TFMoran’s Nick Golon helps ASCE-NH raise $15,000 for NH Student Scholarships

Above photo pictured left to right:
Trevor Yandow, Cameron Stuart, Brian Patinkas, Anabelle Audet, Nicholas Golon, Michael Bogue, Logan Johnson, Hugh Scott

The 2nd Annual Engineers Day Conference took place at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester, NH, providing professional development hours and networking opportunities for licensed professionals while giving back to the next generation of engineers by raising $15,000 for the ASCE-NH Scholarship Fund!

Beyond providing educational opportunities to New Hampshire youth, attendees were treated to a program consisting of Resilient & Innovative Construction Practices, NH-Based Research Driving Progress Throughout the Granite State, and Principles of Effective Leadership, High Performance Teams, and Competent Communication.  Each session was led by skilled speakers handpicked by the ASCE-NH Board of Directors who proved to be informative and thought provoking.

The ASCE-NH Scholarship fund includes two types of scholarship; the Fred L. Douglas High School Scholarship and the S. Russell Stearns Scholarship.  The Fred L. Douglas High School Scholarship was created in 2000 and named in honor of ASCE-NH Life member and the long time Chair of the Scholarship Fund Fred Douglas.  Its purpose is to aid New Hampshire high school students in their pursuit of an engineering education, with the hope to increase the awareness of the civil engineering profession for high school students in New Hampshire.  New Hampshire High School Students who are accepted to any ABET-Accredited engineering program are eligible for this scholarship.  S. Russell Stearns (1915-1997) was a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College for a record-setting 54 years and was known for his soft-spoken, nurturing grandfatherly nature. With the amazing support of his wife, Lee, Professor Stearns was a leader within the New Hampshire engineering community. This scholarship is an annual award for ASCE Student Members who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited civil engineering program.  The number of recipients and value of each scholarship varies depending on the quantity and character of applications received each year.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020 and scholarships will be presented to the recipients at the May ASCE-NH membership meeting.

Link to Scholarship Applications page; https://www.ascenh.org/resources

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Listen to TFM’s Eric Salovitch discuss Mount Tecumseh on a National Surveyor’s Podcast

Eric Salovitch, one of TFMoran’s Portsmouth Survey Technicians, is the Chair of the newly formed group The Young Surveyor’s Network NH Society. As a NHLSA Young Surveyor, Eric was featured on a December podcast for the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The NSPS recently announced their new podcast “Surveyor Says!” episodes featuring all things surveying. The Episode 5 podcast features Eric’s interview with NSPS Vice President Timothy Burch, discussing the challenges, methodologies and results of the Mount Tecumseh survey project. Eric thanked many of the local surveying companies who helped out with lending their equipment. Mount Tecumseh is located in Grafton County, New Hampshire and is part of the White Mountains. It is listed as one of the forty-eight 4,000 footer mountains to hike in New Hampshire according to the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Click here to listen to Eric on Episode 5 Surveyor Says! 34 minute podcast. Nice job Eric!

 

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TFMoran Bedford Office Christmas Party

TFMoran’s Bedford office got together in the reception area on Friday, December 20th to celebrate the holiday season. Appetizers from TGIFridays were enjoyed along with delicious meatballs and garlic bread from Table 8 Pasta in Bedford. It was a nice time to take a break from work and socialize! TFM’s president Bob Duval was working away while the festivities were going on, now that’s dedication! Thanks to Dylan Cruess for putting on this fun holiday event!

We wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

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TFMoran Portsmouth team throws a “Holiday Bowl” party

The Portsmouth TFMoran team enjoyed an afternoon at Bowl-O-Rama at the ‘2019 Holiday Bowl’. There was pizza, healthy banter, cross-lane competition, laughs, and sore muscles (some more sore than others). Happy Holidays!

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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 gathers for the annual Harvest Lunch in celebration of the Holiday Season

TFMoran held our annual company gathering, known as the “Harvest Lunch”, on the day before Thanksgiving in the Pappas Room at The Puritan Backroom. The Portsmouth and Bedford offices both came together for a full company gathering of more than 60 people! Thank you to The Puritan Backroom for the amazing food and lovely venue. Thanksgiving centerpieces created by Angela, added to the harvest-theme décor. Upon arrival, TFM staff enjoyed socializing over appetizers and holiday beverages before the delicious buffet-style lunch. Dessert featured a specially-made Harvest Lunch decorated cake by Frederick’s Pastries in Amherst, NH…. delicious!

After lunch, TFMoran President Robert Duval wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and spoke about all the wonderful things to be thankful for over the past year. Bob took a moment to congratulate TFMoran for our achievements, including the 2019 NH Business Review “Best of Business” Award for the seventh consecutive year. Then, thanking the team for our combined efforts and hard work resulting in a strong year. He also thanked each of TFMoran’s groups individually noting specific achievements over the past year. When said what makes TFMoran succeed, President Duval said, “We put client service first, we take pride in the excellence of our designs and we are leaders and innovators.” TFMoran continues to strive for the best and look forward to another year of success working together.

Dylan Cruess, COO also addressed the team, speaking about health insurance, the 401k program and other benefits. The TFMoran principals were happy to give out bonuses to the team in appreciation of everyone’s hard work and dedication to the Company.

A special thank you to the TFMoran principals for hosting this very special occasion. It was a great send off to the Thanksgiving holiday as everyone headed home after to spend time with their families.

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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.