TFMoran’s own Nick Golon is featured as the American Society of Civil Engineers NH Chapter’s Board Member of the Month for January 2021. Nick serves as the Treasurer of ASCE-NH. Check out the full article here. Nick introduced himself to readers and reflects on the successes and difficulties this past year has brought. He also writes of personal accomplishments such as his engagement to his girlfriend Lee. Nick is grateful for the recognition after being named Principal and Shareholder of TFMoran.
This year’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Convention was held in New Orleans, Louisiana in early October and was attended by two ASCE New Hampshire board members; TFMoran’s Senior Project Manager Nicholas Golon, PE – ASCE-NH Treasurer and Anabelle Allen, EIT – ASCE-NH Vice President. In the week leading up to the convention there was concern the convention may be canceled with hurricane Nate heading straight towards the Big Easy. Thankfully, the storm weakened just in time for the main days of the convention with only needing to cancel a few tours and talks. The rest of the week went off without a hitch!
For those whose travel plans were not altered by Nate, attendees of the convention were welcomed with an invigorating talk from Marci Rossell, Ph.D., who takes complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down business press, and makes them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers. Her opening remarks set the stage for a fantastic few days of compelling short courses and thought-provoking sessions with impressive technical knowledge and expertise. Many of the sessions were centered around the recovery of New Orleans post-Katrina, which was a timely topic seeing as the city had just dodged what could have been another devastating storm.
Following the first day of a jam-packed program was a Mardi Gras themed Welcome Reception where Nick and Anabelle networked with other ASCE board members from surrounding states and chapters, sharing tips, stories, and event ideas for future ASCE get togethers! They even found the time to pose for a few pictures with conference dignitaries.
The program on Tuesday included a talk on the Structural Innovation of designing and constructing the new NFL Stadium in Atlanta, GA. This stuck out as a favorite among many attendees only to be topped by Michael Howell and his talk on Engineering Failures. His non-typical session talked about the fundamental concept we sometimes forget…. Although engineers, we’re still human and we all make mistakes!
Wednesday wrapped up the convention with an amazing closing luncheon where all attendees soaked in the valuable insights from motivational speaker and career guru, Kaplan Mobray who spoke on how to transition your personal brand into something that reflects the true you.
“In any room, bring value to the table. If you’re not bringing value, you’re just taking up space and someone else wants your seat.” – Kaplan Mobray.
The convention was packed from beginning to end with the latest information, innovations, and technologies in the field of Civil Engineering. Although the convention kept Nick and Anabelle plenty busy, they did manage to venture out and take in some of the sights and sounds NOLA had to offer, including a zydeco band at one of the City’s most notable restaurants, Mulate’s.
As well as some fine dining at Mother’s Restaurant, who have been serving up po’boys and down-home Southern fare since 1938.
Thank you to Nick and Anabelle for representing our State well, in attending the ASCE National Convention, and thank you to ASCE National and NOLA for putting on a fantastic event!
More than 200 American Society of Civil Engineers members from across the country – 49 states represented – gathered in Washington, DC, March 15th – 17th for the annual ASCE Legislative Fly-In to advocate on Capitol Hill for infrastructure improvements, only to learn that the Washington Metro was closing for 24 hours to make emergency inspections the exact day of the scheduled Congressional visits. No matter. It was just another very timely talking point for the members to make the case for infrastructure. The focal points for the members to push on the Hill this year included the Federal Aviation Administration bill reauthorization, work on and passage of a Water Resources Development Act so that it is on a two-year cycle, and the importance of increased investment for water infrastructure. The following ASCE-NH members attended the fly-in and met with NH Senator Kelly Ayotte: ASCE-NH Treasurer Nick Golon (TFMoran, pictured on the far right), ASCE-NH President-Elect Thalia Valkanos, ASCE-NH Legislative Committee Chair Darren Benoit, and former ASCE-NH Student Liason Andrew Wells.
Nick Golon, PE, a Senior Project Manager from TFMoran, attended the Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama in October 2014. Nick represented the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (NH-ASCE) at the conference which focused on the new construction and expansion taking place at the Panama Canal.
Back home in New Hampshire, Nick serves on the NH-ASCE Board of Directors as Secretary. As part of his trip to Panama, Nick wrote an article for the NH-ASCE newsletter. To read Nick’s article about his Panama experience, click here NH ASCE March 2015_Panama Canal. The entire March 2015 NH-ASCE newsletter is also available.
On Friday, June 6th TFMoran was a Gold sponsor for the New Hampshire Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (NH-ASCE) scholarship golf outing at the Beaver Meadow Golf Club in Concord, NH. All proceeds above event costs go to the NH-ASCE Scholarship Fund to assist NH high school seniors and UNH students enrolled in ABET accredited Civil Engineering programs. Senior Project Manager, Nick Golon, PE, also a member of the NH-ASCE Board of Directors, represented TFMoran on the fairways and greens and was accompanied by Walter Bilynsky, Joe Sperry and Alan Roe. The weather was beautiful, the scores were low, and a great time was had by all!
Hosted by UMass Lowell the New England Region Steel Bridge Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) took place over the weekend of April 25th and 26th. Top honors went to MIT, with UCONN and WPI also qualifiying for the National Competition. TFMoran Senior Project Manager, Nick Golon, PE, completed his eighth year judging the competition. Congratulations to all the teams that participated!