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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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Hans Mertsch Retires from TFMoran

After 30 years with TFMoran, Hans Mertsch is retiring from our Survey Department. Hans joined the firm in February 1992 and has been an integral part of our company for the past three decades! Hans’s knowledge and skill will be greatly missed, but we wish him the very best in retirement! We all owe Hans immense gratitude for his service and contribution in helping make TFMoran one of the most respected firms in Northern New England.

Congratulations, Hans! We wish you the best in your retirement!

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Mo Vander Pol, III Receives Land Surveyor License

Marinus “Mo” Vander Pol III, LLS of TFMoran’s Seacoast Division recently earned his Land Surveyor License for the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Vander Pol joined TFMoran as a Survey Technician in 2017 and has been promoted to Professional Land Surveyor. In addition to boundary and subdivision surveys, his over fourteen years of land surveying experience includes construction layout, existing conditions, ALTA surveys, along with deed research and instrument operations. Mr. Vander Pol attended Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Congratulations Mo!

 

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Jeremy Belanger receives Professional Engineer License

Jeremy Belanger, a Senior Project Engineer for TFMoran, recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed civil engineer in the state of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger joined TFMoran’s civil engineering department in 2015. 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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Natalia Kulchitsky receives Professional Engineer License

TFMoran announces that Natalia Kulchitsky recently passed the Professional Engineer exam and is now a licensed structural engineer in the state of New Hampshire. Ms. Kulchitsky joined TFMoran’s structural engineering team in 2016. She has a Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics from Lomonosov State University in Moscow. Ms. Kulchitsky’s structural design experience includes steel and timber commercial and industrial buildings, and concrete foundations.

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Thomas Burns, PE promoted to Senior Project Manager

Thomas Burns, PE has recently been promoted to Senior Project Manager. He joined the TFMoran civil engineering team in 2014 and has over 19 years of relevant experience. Mr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and a licensed New Hampshire Subsurface Disposal System Designer. He is responsible for overall project management of private and municipal land development projects. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in site/civil design, design of commercial septic systems, and environmental permits of commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and municipal projects.

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TFMoran promotes Jennifer Porter to Senior Project Engineer

TFMoran announces the promotion of Jennifer Porter, PE to Senior Project Engineer/Traffic Engineer. Ms. Porter joined TFMoran’s Civil Engineering department in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University. Ms. Porter’s engineering experience includes traffic analysis, civil/site design, and environmental permitting of private and public sector projects, including municipal, commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects. She has played a key role in many of TFMoran’s largest projects over the past 20+ years and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Hampshire.

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TFMoran’s Thomas Lamb President of SENH

Thomas Lamb, PE, one of TFMoran’s Senior Structural Engineers, has recently accepted the position of President of Structural Engineers of New Hampshire (SENH). He has been a SENH member since 2004 and held the office of secretary last year. Additionally, Mr. Lamb will be attending the 2019 NCSEA Structural Summit in Anaheim, California in November representing SENH as Alternate Delegate.

Mr. Lamb has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and has over 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries. His diverse skillset includes experience in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential, public, and commercial buildings throughout New England. Mr. Lamb is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of NH, MA, ME, CT, NJ, VA, and TX.

 

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Corey Colwell sworn in as 2019 NHLSA President

Corey Colwell, LLS was sworn in as President of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association during the annual meeting held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on December 6, 2018. Corey will serve as the 50th President of NHLSA for the year of 2019. He previously served as Vice President in 2017 and President-Elect in 2018. Corey has more than 30 years of experience in land surveying and civil/environmental permitting. As NHLSA President, he will supervise all business and affairs of the Association, and provide overall direction in concert with the mission statement and goals. NHLSA exists to promote the profession of surveying, mapping, land information systems and related fields to support the advancement of technologies, and to help ensure that these professional activities provide for the safety and welfare of the general public.

Corey Colwell has been a member of the TFMoran team since the acquisition of MSC Engineers and Surveyors in December 2014. He was named a company principal in 2015 and manages the Portsmouth division of TFMoran. TFMoran has previously worked with the NHLSA including participating in the NHLSA’s Construction Career Days, to promote jobs in construction and engineering to high school students.

Congratulations to Corey from everyone at TFMoran.

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TFMoran’s Brenda Kolbow receives NH Land Surveyor License

Congratulations to Brenda Kolbow, LLS on becoming a Licensed Land Surveyor in the state of New Hampshire! Brenda is a Survey Project Manager and has been with the Portsmouth division of TFMoran, since 2015. She is responsible for the management and coordination of survey projects with internal staff, clients, contractors, and regulatory officials from proposal through the completion of construction. Her field skills include boundary, topographic, ALTA, construction layout and as-built surveys, along with total station data collection and GPS static and kinetic observations. Brenda is now licensed in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Prior to her time at TFMoran, she received an Associates degree for Surveying Technology at Western Piedmont Community College in North Carolina.