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TFMoran’s Nick Golon excites students about Civil Engineering at 2019 New Hampshire Construction Career Days

This year marked the 11-year anniversary of New Hampshire’s Construction Career Days, which took place on September 26th & 27th. New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) is a two-day event that exposes New Hampshire high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries through hands-on exhibits and educational resources.  Labor unions, construction companies, school districts, state agencies, trade and professional organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.  Thursday morning hundreds of students were bused into the Hillsborough County 4-H Fairgrounds in New Boston, NH where there were countless displays and activities set up for them to explore. Everything from operating large heavy equipment, to welding, to making a structure out of spaghetti with our friends from the NH Department of Transportation.

This year promoting the American Society of Civil Engineers of NH (ASCE-NH) were four board members Mike Bogue-President, Anabelle Audet-VP, Nick Golon-Treasurer, and Logan Johnson,-Past President. They were volunteers at the event and hosted a table with a water filtration experiment to get students excited about Civil Engineering. A quick hands-on experiment on how to filter water with materials you can gather from your house and yard sparked the students interest and drew a crowd, they all wanted to learn more. Nick Golon, PE, a Senior Project Manager in TFMoran’s Civil Engineering department, showed a group of students the results of their filtration experiment. The experiment consisted of a plastic cup with a hole in the bottom, a piece of paper towel, gravel, sand, and some heavily soiled water. Students constructed their mini filtration device with first the paper towel to hold in the filter media, followed by a layer of sand, and gravel on top. They then poured in the dirty water and competed with other students on who’s water came out cleaner.

Over 1,500 students came walking through the fairgrounds over the two-day event. The ASCE-NH volunteers explained to the students that creating clean water is just one of the many, many responsibilities that Civil Engineers have. We serve the community by designing safe travel ways, sturdy structures, means to drain the storm water from our roads and communities, and maintaining all these essential pieces to support society! The most important… is that everything a civil engineer designs, needs to be constructed. Construction is the most vital part of the puzzle and the industry is always in need of bright young talent to construct our projects.

With the increasing age of our labor force in New Hampshire, this event is extremely important to get students excited about a career path in construction. Not every young adult is interested in attending a 4-year college after high school, and this event promotes an array of options.

A huge thank you to all who participated in the planning this event, the schools that bused students from miles away from all over New Hampshire, and all the exhibitors and sponsors. ASCE-NH was just one small table out of a whole fairground filled of volunteers promoting the future workforce of tomorrow to lead a career in construction!

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TFMoran’s 2019 Summer Newsletter (E-version) is now available!

TFMoran’s newsletter The Scope is now available for on-line viewing!

Check out “A Message From Our President” on the front cover. Bob Duval talks about the busy construction season, and how TFMoran strives to provide our clients with the best service and product possible. You can read about exciting new projects just starting, like the Catholic Medical Center expansion in Manchester, NH; the new Tru by Hilton Hotel and T-BONES restaurant in Concord, NH; Saint Anselm College new 2-story Welcome Center; and The Bowman – a 133-unit residential apartment building next to Whole Foods in Bedford, NH. There is an update on completed projects like Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast at “Market and Main” on the former Macy’s site in Bedford, NH; and 603 Brewery at Woodmont Commons – a 600-acre mixed-use development in Londonderry, NH; the new 6-story, 1,700-car SNHU Millyard parking garage in downtown Manchester, NH, and the restoration of the historic Concord Theatre, now known as Bank of New Hampshire Stage.

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Fulcrum Golf Classic – Supporting NH Food Bank

TFMoran’s Dylan Cruess and Dan Blais, along with Kevin LaPointe from NHDOT and Tom Mullen from Poole Professional Insurance, participated in the 3rd Annual Fulcrum Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday September 17, 2019.  This charity event was in support of New Hampshire Food Bank. Fulcrum Associates of Amherst, NH takes pride in giving back to their community and have other companies join in with them. In the past two years Fulcrum has been able to provide over 40,000 meals for food-challenged families and residents in New Hampshire.

The event was held at the beautiful Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye, NH. The sun was shining and all were able to take in the beautiful ocean views along the course. Throughout the day, golfers had the opportunity to win raffles and prizes, and enjoy lunch and dinner at the Country Club. The TFMoran Team did not come in first, but being able to help with providing thousand of meals to families and children across New Hampshire is certainly the top honor!

Thanks to our friends at Fulcrum Associates for organizing this great event.

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Celebrating the renovation of historic Concord Theatre – now the Bank of New Hampshire Stage

A celebration was held on Saturday, July 13th for the completion of the newly renovated historic Concord Theatre- now the Bank of New Hampshire Stage. TFMoran’s Sr. Project Manager, Nick Golon, PE and his family attended the picnic dinner, and 90’s theme dance party courtesy of Duprey Hospitality, to celebrate the stage’s completion. The Bank of New Hampshire Stage is located on South Main Street in Concord, and is now owned by The Capitol Center for the Arts, located just down the road.

TFMoran structural and civil engineers worked closely with Dennis Mires P.A. The Architects and Milestone Engineering and Construction to provide civil and structural engineering services for the project.

Originally a bakery started in the mid-1800’s, The Concord Theatre building was converted to a movie theatre which ran from the 1930s to the mid 1990’s. The property also housed various small businesses more recently. However, the main movie theatre has been vacant for many years. The renovation project will create a flexible event venue for the Capitol Center for the Arts and a box office.

The existing building was in need of repair and rehabilitation. Consequently, the project includes significant structural upgrades and repairs to the building framing. Outdated floor, roof and wall framing will be reinforced or replaced. Additionally, an interior balcony and new cantilevered marquee will be added.

A small addition was added on the building’s south side for a new stair and elevator. The attractive addition was built in conjunction with functional and aesthetic improvements to the building’s site. New pavement, plantings, seating and a loading area were part of the project.

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ABC NH/VT offers a Future Leaders in Construction program

TFMoran’s Chief Operating Office, Dylan Cruess, is excited to be part of this year’s  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Future Leaders in Construction course located at the ABC Headquarters in Concord, NH. The comprehensive program includes courses that run over an eight month period. The purpose of the program is to enhance leadership skills and implement managerial ideas and characteristics to those in the construction industry.

Some topics of the workshops include: Managing Conflict, Motivation and Coaching, Situational Leadership, and Goal Setting, Action Planning and Time Management. A different guest leader will be invited to each seminar and given the opportunity to speak, encourage and offer insight on being a successful leader in construction. This program is designed for “anyone who wants to make a positive impact on work and life.” The instructors are engaged, informative, impactful and experienced professionals who are very familiar with the industry and course material.

To view a pdf of the flyers for NH and VT programs, click on the links ABC VERMONT FLiC Program 2017  ABC NH FLiC Program 2017

For more information email: [email protected]

Enjoy the photos of the first class, provided by ABC NH/VT.