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TFMoran Welcomes Paul Silvernail as a Civil Project Engineer and Septic Designer

The TFMoran team would like to give a warm welcome to our newest member, Paul Silvernail! Paul is working in our Bedford office as a Civil Project Engineer and Septic Designer. He has 33 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering. Paul is a licensed New Hampshire septic designer and septic installer. He has an Associates degree from NHTI in Engineering Technology with a major in Computer Engineering Technology. Paul’s professional work experience includes surveying, designing subdivisions, roads, and commercial site plans; designing residential and commercial septic systems, and municipal and state permitting.

Welcome to the TFMoran Team Paul!

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TFMoran Welcomes Nolan Filteau to the Surveying Department

Nolan Filteau has joined the Surveying Department as a Summer Intern. Nolan attends Norwich University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He also has an interest in learning more about land surveying.

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TFMoran Welcomes Three Summer Interns

TFMoran’s Bedford office has some new faces! We are excited to welcome (pictured left to right) Nolan Filteau, Julia Chartier, and Jacob Woodard to the TFM team as 2019 Summer Interns.

Nolan attends Norwich University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Nolan is working in our Surveying Department.

Julia attends Keene State College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Julia is assisting the Marketing Coordinator and is tasked with keeping up social media accounts including Instagram and blog postings, as well as photography and graphics.

Jake attends the University of New Hampshire and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structures. Jake’s coursework includes Structural Design in Steel, Structural Analysis, Soil Mechanics and Project Management. He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers. Jake is working in our Structural Engineering Department.

TFMoran welcomes mentoring students each summer from our local colleges and universities. Having student interns creates a form of engagement between young people and their future professional careers. The hands-on experience in the workplace allows students the benefit of knowing what to expect after graduating. And, we all appreciate the extra assistance that our interns offer TFMoran.

We wish Nolan, Julia and Jake the best of luck and a great summer of learning!

 

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Phillip Houston joins TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department

Phillip Houston has joined TFMoran as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Phill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Architecture from Syracuse University. He has six years of work experience which includes design of residential and commercial subdivisions, utility and drainage plans, permitting, septic design, and stormwater management. Phill is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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“Embracing Mixed-Use Development” by TFM President Robert Duval featured in May issue of High-Profile

Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering was the Focus for High-Profile‘s May 2019 issue. TFMoran’s president, Robert Duval, PE, was featured as an Industry Expert in this special section, writing about the advantages for a mixed-use development. Using one of TFMoran’s high-profile examples of mixed-use, Market and Main in Bedford, NH (currently under construction), he quoted TFMoran’s Senior Landscape Architect, Michael Krzeminski, PLA explaining how he designs to provide a pedestrian-friendly experience. To view the story, click this link High-Profile May 2019_Embracing Mixed-Use Development or read below:

Embracing Mixed-Use Development
by Robert E. Duval

Adopted from urban environments, across the country, the mixed-use development concept is making its way into many smaller cities and towns in New England. These developments encompass a wide range of uses, including commercial, residential, cultural, institutional, and industrial uses in to an integrated whole.

Civil engineering benefits of integrated development include reduced traffic volumes, minimized parking needs, reduced stormwater flows, and greater density. Studies have shown that onsite parking supplies can be reduced by 10% or more because parking can be shared. Reduced parking cuts construction costs by reducing the amount of pavement as well as the extent of stormwater infrastructure needed to capture, detain, and treat pavement runoff.

Greater land use density can be achieved by avoiding internal line setbacks where multiple properties are combined into a single development. The result of this is efficiently designed parking and reduced need for land area, reduced construction costs, and minimized stormwater infrastructure and runoff.

Landscape architecture also plays a critical role in successful mixed-use development. Each building needs to be placed so as to provide convenient, attractive, and safe pedestrian travel between all other uses. “Walking distance” in New England is approximately 1,400 feet (about 7 minutes’ walk). This figure is dependent on the ease of travel; having a clear, direct path with an attractive walking environment improves walkability and the volume of foot traffic. Landscape architects must work closely with site engineers to create these easily traversable pedestrian routes.

Market and Main, a 350,000sf, upscale mixed-use center currently under construction in the town of Bedford, N.H., is a prime example. Located at the former Macy’s site on U.S. Route 3, TFMoran’s civil engineers and landscape architects worked closely with the developers to provide a pedestrian-friendly experience. “We designed the landscape to include pavered furniture strips along the sidewalks with ample seating and bike racks,” said Mike Krzeminski, one of TFMoran’s senior landscape architects. “Tree grates, along with structural planting soil, have been worked into the sidewalk design to create rhythm, shade, and sustainability for the trees,” continues Krzeminski. “The pedestrian environment is further enhanced by a central green, with pergolas and seating walls to create an outdoor gathering place for all to enjoy.” The first two retail buildings, Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast, are now open. The development plans include a 600-seat deluxe cinema, an office building, a hotel, a variety of restaurants and retail shops, and two parking garages.

The benefits of mixed-use developments are being recognized by many community planners. As these communities embrace mixed-use developments in their zoning codes, we can expect to see increasing prosperity and vibrancy in the central cores of our New England cities and towns.

Robert E. Duval, PE, LEED AP, is president and chief engineer at TFMoran, Inc., Bedford, N.H.

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Welcome Christopher Chiaramonte to the Civil Engineering Department

TFMoran announces that Christopher Chiaramonte has joined the company serving as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His work experience includes assisting in the design and preparation of commercial and residential site plans, permitting, drainage analyses and utility design.

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Jeremy Belanger promoted to Senior Project Engineer

Congratulations to Jeremy Belanger, EIT who was recently promoted to Senior Project Engineer.

Mr. Belanger joined TFMoran in 2015 serving as a Project Engineer in the civil engineering department in Bedford. 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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Hannah Giovannucci, PE joins TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division

TFMoran announces that Hannah Giovannucci, PE has joined the Portsmouth division as a Project Manager. Ms. Giovannucci is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts with over 6 years of engineering and management experience. Her experience includes the design and permitting of mixed-use, industrial, commercial, residential and redevelopment projects. Ms. Giovannucci has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies Emerging Leaders Committee and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Giovannucci’s prior work experience also includes transportation and traffic engineering in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Andrew Gray Receives Professional Engineer License

Congratulations to Andrew Gray, PE who recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed civil engineer. Andrew serves as a Project Engineer for the Portsmouth division of TFMoran, Inc. He is a Certified Professional in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC), and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition to septic system design, his over ten years of experience includes civil project management, permitting, construction inspection and oversight, and geotechnical investigations. Prior to TFMoran, Andrew was the SWPPP lead inspector for the $14M Portage Cover Harbor Expansion in Haines Borough, Alaska.

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TFMoran mentors summer marketing & engineering interns

TFMoran welcomes local college students Madeline Preston (left) and Cora McLean (right) as 2018 summer interns, both working in the Bedford office.

Ms. Preston has recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.  She is a marketing intern who will be assisting in creating new marketing strategies for the company.  Ms. Preston has had previous experience creating a marketing plan for the company HardyPress, in Florence, Italy.

Ms. McLean works in the civil engineering department, learning all aspects of civil engineering.  She attends Merrimack College and will obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2019.  Ms. McLean’s coursework has included geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, site engineering, and thermodynamics.