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TFMoran’s Sophie Haddock Published in High Profile Monthly

High Profile‘s May issue covers Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering and Technology and Innovation. Sophie Haddock, Assistant Land Planner and Landscape Designer at TFMoran gave her perspective on the evolution of visuals we provide to our clients.

Read the article below, or see the full issue here.

Also in this issue, TFM Staff News! Robin Carter and Matthew Bean have joined our team in the Bedford Office.

Evolving Towards Seamless Visuals in the Digital Age

As our world modernizes and design programs advance, we see a trend in clients looking for visuals that utilize the latest technology to provide accurate and lifelike models. While still worthwhile, hand drawings pose a challenge when design modifications are needed. Computer programs provide the flexibility for the designer to make revisions seamlessly. This efficiency is valuable to both the client and the designer. 

Most high-quality rendering programs available today work hand in hand with AutoCAD to bring realistic context to designs. AutoCAD provides the base map, so that every plant, swale, and light pole can be placed exactly where it is intended. Using a program such as “SketchUp”, buildings or other architectural elements can be created or imported. To add fine detail, a high-quality rendering program such as Lumion can be used for realistic detail as well as other life elements, such as weather, people, and animations. 

Using today’s rendering software allows engineers and landscape architects to provide remarkably lifelike and accurate representations of the environment they are creating. The use of a consistent scale allows clients to see what their building will look like from various perspectives, and how effective their screening will be. Programs like these also provide an opportunity to design backward: the sizes, colors, and textures of plants are visually displayed, allowing the designer to see the full picture and find ideal positions before reflecting back onto a 2-dimensional landscape plan. As technology advances, we continue to evolve and provide exceptional visuals for our clients. These technologies enable designers to be their most creative and clients to understand concepts in a remarkably lifelike form.

Sophie Haddock is a landscape designer and assistant land planner at TFMoran, inc.

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TFMoran’s Maureen Kelly Featured in High Profile’s Women in Construction Week Supplement

TFMoran’s own Maureen Kelly, EIT, Civil Project Engineer in our Bedford office has a featured profile in High Profile’s Women in Construction special issue. Ms. Kelly holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she participated in several student scholarships and service-learning opportunities. In her professional role, Maureen enjoys projects that incorporate environmental benefits and equitable design. Maureen works in site design, all levels of permitting, utility layout, and stormwater infrastructure.

See Maureen’s full profile here, and check out High Profile‘s Women in Construction Supplement.

Congratulations, Maureen! And happy WIC Week!

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Dylan Cruess’ Mid-Year Engineering Review published in High Profile

High Profile’s September issue features a Mid-Year Review Spotlight with 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 the 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.

Read Dylan’s full mid-year review article here.

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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Atlantic Orthopaedics New Surgery Center Featured in High Profile

A recent project of TFMoran’s Seacoast Division, Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s new ambulatory surgery center “New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery”  is featured in High Profile Monthly‘s June issue focused on Healthcare Facilities! The project, which is in its second phase, is expected to be complete this summer.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2016. Phase two began with an amended site plan, approved by the city in 2019. The project team for both phases included Hereford Dooley Architects, and BBL Construction Services, working closely with the City of Portsmouth and affiliate Portsmouth Regional Hospital. TFMoran provided civil/ site design, permitting, land surveying, landscape architecture, and construction administrative services for the project located on 1900 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, NH.

The issue also covers other recent TFM news including Aiden Behar joining the TFMoran Structural Team, and the Sig Sauer Experience Center groundbreaking event!

See the full issue here.

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TFMoran’s Sunrise Labs Patio design featured in High Profile

The new patio space at Sunrise Labs was featured in High Profile’s May 2021 edition, with a focus on Landscape Architecture. TFMoran Landscape Architects worked with Sunrise Labs of Bedford, NH to design a useful outdoor space to accommodate socially distanced gatherings during the pandemic.  TFMoran also worked closely with Property Manager Riley Enterprises, and JET Concrete of New Ipswich. The project was completed last fall, for Sunrise Labs employees to enjoy their new space as soon as possible. To read the full article from High Profile, open the PDF here or read the text below.

Also in this edition, our exciting news of Mike Krzeminski’s 25th year at TFMoran in the Landscape Design department, along with recent hire Cheryl Smith, TFM’s Seacoast Division Office Manager.  Congratulations!

TFMoran Designs Outdoor Space for Sunrise Labs

Bedford, NH– The team at Sunrise Labs, a provider of product development solutions to medical device OEM’s, asked TFMoran’s landscape architects to help them incorporate some useful outdoor space into the programming of their existing office building in Bedford. The goal was to create a soothing outdoor patio as an alternative gathering area to accommodate meetings, lunches and other functions for approximately 50 people, while maintaining social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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TFMoran’s Hannah Giovannucci Featured In High Profile’s Women in Construction Issue

TFMoran’s own Hannah Giovannucci, PE, Civil Engineer and Project Manager in our Portsmouth office has a featured profile in High Profile’s Women in Construction special issue. 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 (ACEC) Emerging Leaders Committee and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Giovannucci has 10 years of experience in the industry, and joined TFMoran in 2018.

Check out the full article here.

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Another TFM Structural Project Featured in High Profile’s Fast Facts Friday!

TGIF- and happy Fast Facts Friday! Acton Medical Associates at Highland Commons, a recent TFMoran Structural project is featured in High Profile’s Fast Facts Friday! Located in Hudson, MA, TFMoran Structural Engineers worked closely with Maugel Architects and Greenleaf Construction. Construction on the project began in September 2020 and was completed in December. Awesome job to everyone involved and thank you to High Profile for the shoutout! Check out the full article here.

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TFM News in High-Profile’s February Issue!

The most recent issue of High Profile features TFMoran news including the announcements of new hires, awards, promotions and projects, as well as our recent donation to the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund.

The recent announcement of the addition of Julia Chartier and Guiseppe Granara was featured on High Profile’s “People” page. The promotions of Tom Lamb, Kyle Roy and Chris Rice was also prominent on the page, with High Profile being the first in press to feature this exciting news. The “Up Front” section recognized TFMoran for our recent contribution to CSFNH, with a photo of TFM COO Dylan Cruess presenting a check to Kate Baker of CSFNH. The “Awards” section recognizes TFMoran’s most recent award, earning a Gold-rating from The Registry Review‘s “Best of 2020” readers’ survey.

The February Issue has a focus on Restoration and Renovation and Cannabis Facilities. TFM Structural Engineers were a part of the project team for the Bio-Techne Corporate Headquarters located in Devens, Massachusetts. Working alongside Connolly Brothers, Inc. and designed by Maugel Architects, this single story addition includes an extended shipping area, storage and manufacturing spaces inside the former military base turned mixed-use community.

Another recent TFM Restoration and Renovation project, NewCorr Packaging, is also featured. Led by Maugel Architects, TFMoran Structural Engineers helped to complete the 40,000sf expansion in Northborough, Massachusetts which includes renovations to the front entry, lobby, and restrooms, as well as the expansion of the warehouse area.

Check out the full publication here.

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TFM Structural Project Featured in High Profile’s Fast Facts Friday

The warehouse expansion for NewCorr Packaging, Inc., in Northborough Massachusetts is now complete. High Profile Monthly‘s Fast Facts Friday E-newsletter features the project, which TFMoran provided structural engineering and construction administration services for. Check out the full article here: Maugel Completes Warehouse Expansion

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TFMoran Featured in High Profile Monthly for Donation to NH Food Banks

TFMoran has been featured in the January 2021 issue of High Profile for our contribution to two local food banks during the holidays. TFMoran donated $3,000 in total to local New Hampshire food pantries. Due to the pandemic, the annual company holiday lunch was not held this year. Instead, the estimated cost of both lunches was donated, providing an estimated 6,000 meals to New Hampshire’s people in need. In early December, a $2,000 check was presented to Abby Sprackland, on behalf of NH Food Bank at the TFM office in Bedford. Later that same week, a $1,000 check was presented to Arthur Cousins on behalf of Gather, the seacoast area food pantry at the TFM Portsmouth Division office. Check out the article here.