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 week is National Engineers Week 2019. National Engineers Week is celebrated annually on the week that encompasses George Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, and calls attention to engineers’ contributions to our society. Many companies throughout the United States celebrate this week by attending conferences or going to schools to raise awareness about the importance of engineering and what engineers do.
TFMoran currently has 33 engineers on staff, including civil, structural, and traffic engineers. The company will be celebrating Engineers Week by featuring some recent projects in the local papers, including the Union Leader and the Portsmouth Herald. TFMoran would also like to thank its incredible team of engineers for all of the hard work that they do and the incredible tasks they accomplish.
The NSPE-NH and ASCE-NH hosted a banquet in celebration of Engineers Week on February 19, 2019 at the Grappone Conference Center. The banquet featured a social hour, followed by remarks from New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu.
Thank you to engineers around the world for the hard work that you do, and Happy Engineers Week!
For a bit of interesting history on the founding fathers of engineering, click on this link.
Members of the Bedford TFMoran team participated in a CPR certification course on November 14, 2018. Participants met in the first-floor conference room, where the training was held. Many of the attendees had been certified in the past and were taking the course as a refresher course. The course covered CPR trainings for all ages including adults, children, and infants. The certification class was taught by Robert Martin, who works with Exeter Hospital. The class was broken into two parts. Participants watched informational videos during the first portion of the class, and during the second part were able to practice the techniques on training mannequins. The informational videos, provided by the American Heart Association, explained how to determine if a person needs CPR, the number of breaths and compressions necessary to properly perform CPR, how to properly perform these compressions and breaths, and how to use an AED, or Automated External Defibrillator. The Bedford office installed an AED in May through a New Hampshire Department of Safety program, which offers a discount and training for participants. There was also a portion of the training dedicated to helping someone who is choking and properly performing the Heimlich maneuver. Of course, we hope that all in attendance never need to use the techniques learned today, but we are glad that our team members are educated and would be able to provide assistants in an emergency.
TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess attended the Manchester Proud Banner Raising last Tuesday. Manchester Proud is an organization of community members from the Manchester area who want to build a better public-school system in Manchester, New Hampshire. They reach out to community members for thoughts and opinions on the current school system and changes that should be made to improve Manchester’s public schools. They plan to host more than 100 listening sessions to hear local opinions and discuss possible changes to the public-school system. On Tuesday November 13, 2018 Manchester Proud held an event to give thanks to supporters, volunteers, and community partners. The event took place at Veterans Park and was attended by many local business owners, school representatives, and the Mayor of Manchester, Joyce Craig. We wish Manchester Proud success in its future endeavors.
On Saturday, July 14th TFMoran Project Engineer Scott Olsen, CPESC participated in cycling 100 miles in an event called the Prouty, which is a fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital. Scott has been involved with cycling fundraisers for cancer research since he was a little kid, volunteering at the finish line of the Pan Mass Challenge (supporting the Jimmy Fund), however he began participating in the Prouty when his father was a cancer patient at Dartmouth Hitchcock. The team Scott rides with is the Beam Team, organized by his father’s employer, Bensonwood, of Walpole, NH. Fortunately, Scott’s father was able to make cancer a part of his past and it is their hope that all others who encounter the disease will be able to do the same, largely in part to charitable events such as the Prouty.
The total amount of money raised for the 2018 Prouty race was $2,711,152.34, all which will aid research and cancer patient support at the clinic! Way to go Scott on raising $382 for such a great cause!
The Manchester Conservation Commission’s annual bike tour, “Tour De Manch,” will be held September 9th, 2018, beginning at Eversource Energy Park in Manchester. This family-friendly bike ride offers a 30-mile or 40-mile route around the city of Manchester, NH. The event benefits the Manchester Conservation Fund which provides financial support for citywide environmental projects including education, conservation, and restoration of our natural resources.
TFMoran’s Senior Project Manager Nicholas Golon, PE is the event Chair for the Conservation Commission board. “The event continues to grow each year, both in numbers and in sights” said Nick Golon. “The tour is so much more than a bike ride, it is a great way to show riders a different side of their city they may otherwise never get to see, meet new people from their community, and help support a worthy cause in protecting Manchester’s natural resources”.
Riders will depart from Energy Park, 780 N. Commercial Street, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sights along the route include Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog Rail Trail, Nutts Pond Recreation Trail, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Lake Massabesic and the historic Weston Observatory. The tour offers t-shirts, rest stops, bike support and finishes with lunch, generously provided by the Puritan Backroom. Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-13, and free for kids under 6. The registration fee goes directly into the Manchester Conservation Fund.
Since 1989, the Manchester Conservation Commission has worked to preserve the city’s natural resources for the benefit of its citizens and wildlife. By protecting these resources, we help improve water and air quality, preserve rare species of plants and animals, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and mitigate the impacts of storms and flooding. The bike tour is our primary fundraiser.
Please come out to the Tour De Manch Bike Tour to help support citywide environmental projects! Click HERE to register.
On Friday, June 15th, TFMoran Portsmouth division closed the office and spent the day volunteering at GATHER, the Portsmouth Family Food Pantry. All 14 employees spent the day doing inventory, which consisted of weighing, logging, and tagging all eatable inventory in the GATHER warehouse. TFMoran employees also transferred a truckload of donated food into a van destined for another city’s food pantry in the seacoast. Overall, the day spent volunteering at GATHER was a success not only by giving back, but also coming together as a group for a fun day with the intent of helping others.
Andrew Griffin, EIT has joined the TFMoran structural engineering team. Andrew recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His coursework included steel design, advanced structural analysis, foundation design, geo-energy systems, hydraulics, and transportation systems. Andrew serves as a structural engineer, with prior work experience conducting structural analysis and designing structural components for buildings in various New England locations.
Paul Carey, PE has joined the TFMoran team in the civil engineering department, as a Project Manager. Paul is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts and has over 25 years of extensive experience in the civil and environmental engineering field. His primary expertise is in the field of site engineering, with a focus on onsite wastewater management, stormwater runoff management and water resource protection. Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Haven and is a certified MA soil evaluator. His prior work experience includes practice in eastern Massachusetts and the greater New York City area.
On June 1, 2018 the American Society of Civil Engineers New Hampshire Section, held their annual golf outing at Beaver Meadow Golf Club. A record number (120) of golfers participated in the
18-hole scramble-style tournament raising $5,400 for scholarships. Scholarship recipients will include UNH ASCE student members and New Hampshire high school students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Nick Golon, PE a Senior Project Manager for TFMoran and Treasurer for the ASCE NH Section, participated in the tournament, while Cora McLean, a TFMoran engineering intern volunteered to help with the event. TFMoran was proud to continue their involvement in the event as a platinum sponsor. Everyone had a fun time, while giving back to local students.