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TFMoran announces Michael Hammer as Survey Department Manager

TFMoran welcomes Michael Hammer, PLS, LLS as the Survey Department Manager in the Bedford office. Mr. Hammer is a Licensed Land Surveyor in New Hampshire, as well as a Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts. He has a Professional Certificate in Land Surveying from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and a BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art. Mr. Hammer brings over thirty years of survey experience to the TFMoran team. As an adjunct professor at the Wentworth Institute, Mr. Hammer provided hands-on survey and engineering training to civil engineering and construction management students. He has extensive experience in commercial, residential, and municipal projects across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Mr. Hammer is expanding his licensure to include other New England states, as well as FAA drone pilot licensing.

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TFMoran & Eckman Construction complete Welcome Center at Saint Anselm College

TFMoran and Eckman Construction recently completed a new two-story, 9,600 square foot Welcome Center for Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Both firms have been working together for decades on numerous projects to expand and improve the college campus.  Eckman Construction led the NH-based Design/Build team for the new Welcome Center.  In addition to TFMoran, who provided surveying, civil/site design, permitting, and landscape architecture, the team also included Dennis Mires, PA as project architect.

The Savard Welcome Center is now complete and ready to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. Located on the oldest part of the hilltop campus next to Alumni Hall, the new facility replaces the former school bookstore.  TFMoran engineers and landscape architects tailored their design and plantings to match this unique and prominent location in the heart of the college campus. Eckman Construction devised a work plan to handle the challenges of building within tight site limits, while abutting active parking lots, academic buildings, and busy pedestrian ways of the occupied campus.

The new facility houses admissions staff and serves as the first stop for prospective students and their families. Features include a large lobby space to welcome visitors, a presentation room, outdoor patio space, as well as a 1,200 square foot function room with modern AV providing space for highlighting the college’s programs, lectures, alumni reunions, homecoming, and other college events.

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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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Nick Golon honored at New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty award ceremony

TFMoran Senior Project Manager, Nicholas Golon, PE was one of forty standout young professionals honored at the New Hampshire Union Leader “40 Under Forty” outdoor award ceremony that took place on July 21st at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. The Class of 2020 marked the 19th year of the event which had to be rescheduled from March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though masks and social distancing were required per the pandemic guidelines, approximately 200 attendees were grateful to have an in-person ceremony recognizing the best of New Hampshire who have made a difference in their professions and their communities.

The ceremony was led by New Hampshire Union Leader President and Publisher Brendan McQuaid. As Nick’s name was announced as an honoree, he picked up his award and posed for a photo with State Senate President Donna Soucy. Congressman Chris Pappas also addressed the honorees virtually on the big screen. Other photos ops included Nick with his VIP guests, a very proud mom and his wife, Lee.

Thank you to the New Hampshire Union Leader for recognizing these 40 talented young people who make New Hampshire a better place to live and work. Congratulations to all 40 award-recipients!

To read more about the ceremony click on this pdf for the Union Leader article: Union Leader – 40 Under Forty Event Story 07-21-20

TFMoran principals and staff congratulate Nick for his accomplishments and for receiving the 40 Under Forty award!

 

 

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TFMoran welcomes Miriam Kimani as a Summer Intern

TFMoran welcomes Miriam Kimani as a summer intern working in the civil engineering department in the Bedford office. Miriam attends Lafayette College in Pennsylvania pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In 2018 she completed one year of studies in Physical Sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology & Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya. Miriam placed in the top 5% of students in Kenya on the national graduation exam while attending high school at Vanessa Grant Girls’ School where she was awarded Best in Mathematics and Physics. She currently mentors a youth-led group in Portsmouth, NH that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Education For All Children. EFAC is a non-profit organization which provides scholarships, mentoring and career readiness to Kenyan students. Miriam’s engineering interests are in site design, water resources, and field inspections.

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$430 Raised for CMC’s Coronavirus Relief Efforts through TFM T-shirt Sales

TFMoran is donating $430 to Catholic Medical Center to help with their Covid-19 response efforts. The money was raised through the Shop Local T-shirt program created by Beeze Tees to help  local businesses during these difficult times. Please consider purchasing a TFM T-shirt for $20. $10 of each sale will be donated to the Catholic Medical Center  COVID-19 response efforts.

According to Beeze Tees, the program has been a HUGE success! They sold around 1,200 t-shirts with 48 different business logos, giving back $12,000 to our business community. They will continue to keep the site open for a little longer in hopes of raising more needed money for our local community.

Summer is finally here….Choose from 18 Cool Colors (Colum Blue is a TFM favorite) The t-shirts are “super soft and super comfortable” Sizes range from XS through 4X.

Click on this pdf link to view the options Shop Local T-shirt Benefit for CMC COVID-19 Response

Click HERE to Order.

Thank You!!

Shop Local TFM T-shirt to benefit CMC Covid-19 Efforts

Seacoast Division Office Manager, Amy Brown (yellow Tee) & her family

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UNH Graduate Jacob Woodard joins TFMoran Structural Team

TFMoran is pleased to announce that Jacob Woodard has joined the Structural Team as a Structural Engineer in the Bedford office after working as an intern for the company in 2019. Mr. Woodard graduated this spring from the University of New Hampshire in Durham earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural focus. His course work included Mathematics, Engineering Management, Soil Mechanics, and Design of Steel Structures. Mr. Woodard is a member of the Structural Engineers of New Hampshire.

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A Big “Thank You” from the Philippines as TFMoran donates to “Help the Hunger”

Dahriz Colwell

Dahriz Colwell

The village of Mangagoy Bislig, Philippines couldn’t be more appreciative, having received much needed food supplies as their families struggle during this Coronavirus pandamic. The bags of food given to each family were provided by donations made through a GoFundMe page called “Help the Hunger” created by Dahriz Colwell. Dahriz is the wife of TFMoran’s seacoast division manager and a principal of the company, Corey Colwell, LLS.

The Philippines village is Dahriz’s hometown and she wanted to help in anyway she could.  Dahriz got busy at her sewing machine creating masks that she donated to help keep her neighbors and others stay safe during the pandemic crisis.  In turn, people offered to pay for their masks. Though the masks were free, Dahriz offered a suggestion of donating to her cause through the GoFundMe page. And, people were glad to do so, making a difference in many lives who are less fortunate.

TFMoran made a $500 contribution as a thank you to Dahriz for supplying TFMoran’s Bedford and Portsmouth offices with masks for every employee. To date $1,155 has been raised as a result of Dahriz’s mask-making efforts. 100% of the proceeds go directly to food for her hometown village.

TFMoran was thrilled to receive photos from Dahriz of the smiling village residents gratefully receiving colorful bags filled with much needed food supplies, and for their extra effort in making a “Thank You” banner and taking photos. We appreciate Dahriz and the Colwell family for their compassionate community involvement, locally and in the Philippines.

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

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Dylan Cruess takes part in NHCIBOR webinar addressing COVID-19 challenging times

TFMoran participates in NHCIBOR COVID-19 WebinarDylan Cruess, TFMoran’s COO was asked to be one of the panelists on NH Commercial Investment Board of Realtors first ever webinar, led by NHCIBOR President Christian Stallkamp. The webinar entitled “The Commercial Real Estate Transaction – post COVID-19” features six NHCIBOR members and industry leaders on how firms have pivoted during this challenging time.  Dylan’s discussion on what the engineering environment looks like now, in comparison to the pre-covid days, begins about 38 minutes into the webinar. (In case you want to zoom forward.) Each panelist has about a 7 to 10 minute segment.

Panelists include: Legal Issues – Tenley Callaghan, Esq., Cleveland Waters and Bass PA; Inspections – Steve Mangekian, Alpha Home and Commercial Building Inspections; Appraisals – Stephen Bergeron, MAI, Bergeron Commercial Appraisal; Lender – Scott Kingsley, Primary Bank; Engineering – Dylan Cruess, TFMoran; Construction – Bill Jean, Fulcrum Associates and NHCIBOR President and REALTOR – Christian Stallkamp, The Boulos Company.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR