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New Hampshire Union Leader promotes Engineers Week 2020

The New Hampshire Union Leader is one of several local newspapers dedicating a special section to Engineers Week. This week is promoted annually by DiscoverE, an ASCE partner, to promote the profession and celebrate engineers by showing the world the important work engineers contribute to our every day lives. Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 16th starts off the week, and the Union Leader is showcasing various types of New Hampshire civil engineering projects and engineering news from all around the state. The front page of this special section announces that TFMoran’s Jeremy Belanger was named 2020 Young Engineer of the Year. TFMoran is very proud to have Jeremy on our team and we congratulate him for all of his hard work, dedication and accomplishments. Jeremy was recently promoted to a Senior Engineer and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Hampshire.

Congratulations also to Bob Henry, who was named Engineer of the Year. According to the Union Leader article, Bob had a 40-year career at the University of New Hampshire mentoring more than a thousand students.

One of TFMoran’s projects currently under construction in Concord, NH was also featured in the Engineers Week section, Tru by Hilton and T-BONES Great American Eatery. To read click on this pdf link: Union Leader Engineers Week 2020_Concord hotel-restaurant

Engineering news published in the Union Leader also included TFMoran was voted 2020 Best of Business by New Hampshire Business Review readers. We are honored to receive the BOB Award for 8 consecutive years!

As we celebrate Engineers Week we thank our incredible team of over 30 engineers for all of their hard work, dedication and the incredible tasks they accomplish.

 

 

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TFMoran’s Project on June/July cover of ASCE-NH Newsletter

TFMoran’s project is on the cover of the New Hampshire Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers newsletter (ASCE-NH), The New Hampshire Civil Engineer. The June/July issue’s cover photo is of the SNHU- College of Engineering, Technology & Aeronautics (CETA) Academic Building. The 3-story, 70,000 s/f state-of-the-art academic building is located on the West side of Southern New Hampshire University‘s Campus. The CETA building will provide classrooms, labs and hubs for students studying mechanical, electrical and computer, and aeronautical engineering.

TFMoran provided survey, site design, civil engineering and permitting. Wilson Architects of Boston and general contractor Skanska are part of the design-build project team. The anticipated opening is Fall 2019.

Click here to see the site plan, architect’s renderings and more under construction photos.

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TFMoran Participates in Annual ASCE-NH Golf Tournament

The ASCE-NH Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, May 31 at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. Nick Golon PE, a Senior Project Manager here at TFMoran participated in a foursome along with clients from Eversource. Nick is also involved with the ASCE board of directors, serving as Treasurer. TFMoran is proud to be a platinum sponsor for this event.

Other participants in this event included representatives from UNH, and the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and various other firms in the engineering community.

This annual event raises money for the NH-ASCE Scholarship Fund to assist NH high school seniors and UNH students enrolled in ABET accredited Civil Engineering Programs. The day includes 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, a putting contest, virtual golf hole, and raffle prizes. All proceeds above event costs benefit the S. Russell Stearns and New Hampshire High School scholarship programs.

Before the tournament, participants enjoyed warming up on the free driving range and putting green and a continental breakfast. Afterwards, a yummy lunch buffet of steak tips, sausage, ribs and assorted salads was served, followed by the traditional raffle contest that awarded prizes ranging from t-shirts and hats to a new golf driver and GPS range finder!

It was a beautiful day for golf and we look forward to next year!

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TFMoran’s Nick Golon represents NH’s Civil Engineers in Washington, DC

American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section’s newsletter featured a TFMoran civil and structural engineering project on the May 2019 cover, Southern New Hampshire University’s millyard parking garage in downtown Manchester. This 6-story, 1,700-car parking garage is currently under construction along the Merrimack River near the Fisher Cats stadium. It will provide parking for SNHU’s on-line program staff and administrative offices housed in the adjacent Langer mill building. The parking garage is being built by Harvey Construction and is ahead of schedule for completion.

ASCE NH Section’s May 2019 newsletter The New Hampshire Civil Engineer features a story entitled “2019 Legislative Fly-In” by Nicholas Golon, PE. Nick is one of TFMoran’s Senior Project Managers, as well as Treasurer of ASCE-NH Section. He was one of three engineers representing New Hampshire who traveled to DC to meet with NH representatives. Click this link ASCE NH May 2019 Newsletter – Legislative Fly-In to view the story, or read the text below:

2019 Legislative Fly-In
By Nicholas Golon, PE

Every spring, ASCE holds its Legislative Fly-In Program in Washington, DC, an intensive two-day program that provides participants with an inside look at the public policy process. This year ASCE members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico brought their message to over 310 Members of Congress on Wednesday March 13th, advocating for a variety of infrastructure solutions at the annual Legislative Fly- In. This year’s New Hampshire delegation was made up of President Logan Johnson, President-Elect Mike Bogue, and Treasurer, Nick Golon, shown below with NH U.S. Representative, Annie Kuster.

The NH delegation expressed to our elected officials and their staff a core ASCE belief that all infrastructure programs, and projects supported by infrastructure investment legislation, need to meet the following fundamental criteria:

  • Investments must provide substantial, longterm benefits to the public and the economy;
  • The cost of a project over its entire life span – including designing, building, operating, and maintaining the infrastructure – must be taken into account
  • Projects should be built sustainably and resiliently;
  • Federal investment should leverage state, local, and private investment, not replace these other critical sources of infrastructure funding.

Although the principles for infrastructure Investment was an important issue, perhaps the most vital message brought forth to Capital Hill by the ASCE membership was the advocacy argument for fixing the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF is the main funding source for the federal government’s investments in highway and transit infrastructure. The HTF is primarily funded through the federal motor fuels tax, or gas tax, of 18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon on diesel. Although the federal gas tax is the main source for the Highway Trust Fund, Congress hasn’t raised the gas tax since Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were “Sleepless in Seattle”, Bill Murray was trapped in “Groundhog Day”, “Cheers” aired its series finale, and Bill Nye began his fame as the Science Guy. If the references don’t do anything for you, it was 1993!

ASCE members strongly urged Congress to fix the HTF to provide long-term stability and modernize our nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems for the 21st century. To address the surface transportation funding shortfall, and chronic underinvestment, ASCE supports raising the motor fuels user tax by 5 cents per gallon for the next five years and indexing it to inflation.

As one ASCE member remarked to NH Congressmen Chris Pappas, “You want to get out of the hole? First, you’re going to have to put down the shovel.” Yes, this is quote was attributed to one of their kid’s favorite movies, Incredibles 2, but the lesson parallels the infrastructure investment gap and raising the gas tax is the equivalent of the first necessary step, putting down the shovel. Failing to close the infrastructure investment gap means higher costs for businesses to manufacture and distribute goods and provide services. In turn, these higher costs get passed along to workers and families.

Learn more about the Highway Trust Fund at www.FIxTheTrustFund.org

 

 

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TFMoran Project on April’s Cover of ASCE NH Newsletter

TFMoran is the Corporate Sponsor of the Month for the American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section‘s newsletter, New Hampshire Civil Engineer. The April issue’s cover photo is a TFMoran civil engineering project that is currently under construction in downtown Nashua, NH, Residences at Riverfront Landing. The photo was taken via drone, courtesy SMC Management Corporation, and shows two of the three residential apartment buildings; a 7,200sf two-story restaurant/retail store; and a one-story 3,390sf community center. TFMoran also provided permitting and landscape architecture services for this 228-unit residence located off of Bridge Street along the Merrimack/Nashua River. The project architect is DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth, NH and Fulcrum Associates of Amherst, NH is providing construction management.

Click here to see the site plan, architect’s renderings and more under construction photos.

Please enjoy the project video below taken in March and provided by SMC Management.