Alexander Croteau has joined TFMoran as a Civil Project Engineer in the Bedford office. Mr. Croteau recently graduated from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, where his studies included project engineering; transportation engineering; engineering materials; green building design; and structural analysis. As an intern while attaining his degree, Mr. Croteau gained valuable hands-on experience in site and building construction and failure investigation. He is a proud Eagle Scout recipient of bronze and gold palm awards.
School’s out and interns are in here at the TFMoran Bedford office. Jack Watton, Kelsie Gagner, and Hannah Kelsey are TFM’s 2017 summer interns. Each of them operates in a different department under a knowledgeable and experienced supervisor/mentor. Jack attends the University of New Hampshire Durham and will obtain a BS in Civil Engineering in the spring of 2018. His work takes place in the civil engineering department working under Principal Jeff Kevan. Jack is being familiarized with AutoCAD, HydroCAD, and all aspects of civil engineering. Last year Jack interned in our surveying department, so he is familiar with the staff and expectations of TFM. Kelsie is attending Southern New Hampshire University working towards a BS in Business Administration for the spring of 2018. She interns in the marketing department under Marketing Coordinator Susan Bartley. Kelsie is designated tasks based on the events TFM attends or important upcoming happenings. She also is given the independence to come up with new and creative marketing strategies for TFMoran. Hannah is currently attending Smith College and will obtain a BS in Civil Engineering in 2021. She works under Senior Project Manager Dan Blais in the stormwater department, allowing her to visit current job sites and get a feel for the environmental engineering portion of the company. This is Hannah’s second year with TFM, as she did her independent senior project internship here for The Derryfield School.
We acknowledge the importance of interns here at TFM, as they are teaching us as much as we are teaching them. Becoming familiarized with millennia’s and generation Y is a necessity as the minds of young people have changed, bringing new demands and ideas of what a workplace should be like. Technology is advancing at rapid speed, and it’s hard for those who have not grown up surrounded by it to adapt. With the younger generation, they are able to mold and mend to the new technologies being thrown at them every day. Having interns teaches companies what exactly future employees are looking for, and what they’re not looking for. This is the most interns we’ve had at TFM at one time, we are honored to have them here and support the local colleges and universities. Having student interns creates a form of engagement between young people and a potential career; it gives them a taste of what the “adult world” is like. Not only that, but internships are the key to building experience in an intern, and we are proud to say that their experience will come from us!
Jonathan Watton has joined the TFMoran team as a Civil Engineer Intern for the summer. Mr. Watton is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for May 2018. Tasks associated with the internship include AutoCAD, HyrdroCAD, and permitting tasks. Mr. Watton has been involved with TFMoran this past year as a Surveyor Intern. His experience includes analyzing and recording GPS and TOPCON topographic data, layout and setting building corners, and collecting topographic information for new and as-built condition.
TFMoran’s Civil Engineering Department welcomes Kody Folsom as a summer intern. Kody is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. This fall Kody will be entering his Junior year, prepared with additional on-the-job engineering skills from TFMoran engineers. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kody, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
On April 10th, for our Portsmouth office, and again April 16th, for our Bedford office, TFMoran hosted lunch and learn presentations on identifying poisonous plants commonly found in New Hampshire. The seminars were taught by Jonathan Nute of the UNH Cooperative Extension’s Hillsborough County Office. TFMoran’s field personnel often find themselves in the woods and along roadsides where poison ivy and other rash causing plants frequently grow. TFMoran is committed to encouraging a safe working environment by providing the best possible training and education for our field personnel.
Other topics discussed by Jonathan Nute included New Hampshire invasive plant species and tick prevention techniques. Did you know that there are over 27 identified invasive plant species in New Hampshire?