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Dylan Cruess’ Mid-Year Engineering Review published in New England Real Estate Journal

New England Real Estate Journal’s July 30th issue features a Mid-Year Review Spotlight with 18 professionals from numerous industries, including TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess. Dylan gives his perspective on how the first half of 2021 is going in the engineering field. The good news is “So far in 2021 the positive factors outweigh the economic uncertainties.”  Dylan writes about challenges of the rising costs of construction materials and supply delays that our clients are facing in their development projects, along with more strict environmental regulations, plus approval and permitting delays. Additionally, there is a high demand for new construction of affordable multi-family housing and warehouse distribution facilities, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the first half of 2021 has been strong despite these uncertainties and many of TFMoran’s clients are optimistic about the future. The engineering and construction industries are as busy as ever.

To read Dylan’s full mid-year review article, click this pdf link NEREJ Mid-Year Review Spotlight 2021

New England Real Estate Journal
Mid-Year Review Spotlight – Engineer

So far in 2021 the positive factors outweigh the economic uncertainties.

This has been quite a year so far! Many aspects about the economy seem counterintuitive and unpredictable thus far which historically should cause a reduction in new development projects, but my firm, and the construction industry as a whole, are as busy as ever. Continue Reading →

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NHDOT I-93 Widening Project receives ASCE-NH 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineering Award

Congratulations to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) for receiving the 2021 ASCE-NH Outstanding Civil Engineering Award for their work on the I-93 Widening Project from Salem to Manchester, completed this spring. The award was presented during the American Society of Civil Engineers NH section (ASCE-NH) Annual Meeting held on July 14th. TFMoran’s Stormwater Monitoring Team is very proud to be a part of this incredible project that entailed widening a 19.8-mile segment of the interstate from Manchester to the Massachusetts state line, as well as upgrades to 5 interchanges and 45 bridges. The goal was to decongest traffic and enhance the safety of motorists.

TFMoran’s responsibility was to provide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), perform stormwater turbidity monitoring and inspection services for the project. Our team of Certified Professionals in Erosion Sediment Control (CPESC), Certified Erosion and Sediment Stormwater Inspectors (CESSWI) and Environmental Scientists worked closely with NHDOT and NHDES project officials. Construction included many drainage and water quality improvements designed to protect NH’s streams, ponds and lakes along this segment; notably, thousands of engineering hours and millions of dollars were spent to minimize impacts to Canobie Lake and Cobbetts Pond from stormwater from the expansion. The project was designed with the intent to collect and treat stormwater runoff using Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as gravel wetlands, extended wet detention, and infiltration basins; safeguards were also implemented to protect said BMPs.

The TFMoran team also worked closely with the highway builders including R.S. Audley, Weaver Brothers Construction, George R. Cairns & Sons, Severino Trucking Co., Alvin J. Coleman & Sons, and E.D. Swett.

For more detailed information go to: https://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/salem10418c/index.htm

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TGIF! The Kona Ice Truck visits TFM Bedford – Yum!

Happy Friday! TFM staff and families in the Bedford office were treated to the Tropical Shaved Kona Ice truck this afternoon! Piña Colada, Monster Mango and Island Rush were big favorites. What a fun way to cool down on a hot summer day! Thanks to Dylan Cruess who arranged this surprise that we all enjoyed!

Thanks to Holly and her Bedford Kona Ice franchise. To send a Kona Ice truck to your office go to: www.kona-ice.com

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Kevin Crane joins TFMoran as Senior Project Manager

Kevin Crane, PE has joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department as a Senior Project Manager in the Bedford office. Mr. Crane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis, a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Juris Doctorate from the California School of Law. He is experienced in the areas of civil engineering, geotechnical, and structural design, and is a Professional Engineer licensed in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and California. Prior to joining TFMoran, Mr. Crane worked as a private engineering consultant for over 25 years, designing, and overseeing the construction of buildings and infrastructure. His professional memberships include the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, and International Conference of Building Officials.

Welcome Kevin to the TFMoran Team!

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TFMoran’s Justin Macek Organizes Charity Golf Tournament Benefitting NAMI

Justin Macek of the TFMoran Seacoast Division recently put on a charity golf tournament benefiting the Nation Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National and New Hampshire Chapters. NAMI provides resources for people affected by mental illness and strives to improve their quality of life through information, education, and support.

Proceeds from the tournament and donations made through the associated NAMI fundraising page helped raised over $15,000 for this great cause. These funds will help provide financial resources to assist with raising awareness on the importance of mental health, suicide prevention, and combatting stigma often times associated with mental illness.

TFMoran proudly sponsored the longest drive competition for the event, where over 120 golfers were in attendance. This charity event not only raised a great deal of funds and awareness but also brought together a large number of friends and family from the local community to remember an amazing person.

Great job Justin!

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TFM Employees Model New Summer Apparel

Thursday was a beautiful day to get outside for a photoshoot of our new embroidered apparel! The TFM-Bedford Team gathered in front of the office to show off their choices of tunic, polo, or camp shirt in colors ranging from classic blues to summery greens. Employees picked from 3 TFM logos “engineers & surveyors”, “structural engineers”, “landscape architects” for embroidery, making each shirt unique and personalized to each person.

The TFM-Portsmouth Team gathered during their monthly meeting to show off their styles!

A special thank you to TFM’s Marketing Department and Corporate Images for helping us bring some color to the office!

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Bedford Goes Pink for Zink

TFMoran has joined the Bedford Community in support of the family of 15-year-old Charlie Zink, who recently passed away. Businesses and families have begun displaying ribbons as a tribute to Charlie in his favorite color- hot pink.

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Benjamin Hodsdon joins TFMoran as a Civil Engineering Summer Intern

Benjamin Hodsdon has joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department as an intern for the summer of 2021. He is working in both the Bedford office and the Portsmouth office. Ben is in the Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire, working towards his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Class of 2023. He was recently involved in design and fabrication of a data-collecting freshwater salinity buoy, which he presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference at UNH. Ben enjoys golf and is a member of the UNH Ski and Snowboard Club.

Welcome to the TFM Team, Ben!

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TFMoran Sponsors Golf Tournament Benefitting The Nashua Children’s Home

The 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit The Nashua Children’s Home was put on by the NH Home Builders Association of Greater Manchester and Nashua (GMNHBRA) and held at Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield, NH on May 25. Attendees enjoyed 18 holes of golf, a cart, continental breakfast, a BBQ luncheon on the course, raffles, and prizes. TFMoran sponsored the ‘Straightest Drive’ hole. TFMoran Senior Project Manager Dan Blais attended with friends Nick Bullard and Kyle Sullivan (pictured left to right).

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Rooting on the Bedford Bulldogs Youth Cheer and Football!

TFMoran is rooting on the Bedford Bulldogs Youth cheer and football programs as a silver sponsor for the 2021 season! The Bedford Youth Football Association is a football and cheerleading organization for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15, promoting a balance of sportsmanship, team spirit, and competition for the youth of our community.

The Adaptive Cheer program offers clinics and day camps all summer, gearing up towards the start of the competition season in October.

The Football program offers flag football for ages 5 through 7, and tackle football for ages 8 through 12.

TFMoran is proud to support our local communities where we work and live.

Go Bulldogs!