The 2018 Annual Northern New England Chapter Eastern Region of APPA (NNECERAPPA) Conference was held on March 15th and 16th at the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) campus in Manchester, NH. The two day conference was co-hosted by Southern New Hampshire University and The Derryfield School. Early morning registration began at the Athletic Complex, where guests signed up for campus tours and then proceeded to the gymnasium to visit the Business Partner Exhibition.
TFMoran was one of nearly 50 companies participating in the Business Partner Exhibition, featuring a broad range of services and/or products focused on schools. Dylan Cruess, TFMoran’s COO, and Marketing Coordinator, Susan Bartley were on-hand to answer questions and talk about the variety of school projects showcased at the TFMoran booth. Four SNHU projects were showcased: the new Millyard Parking Garage; the Gustafson Welcome Center; Kingston Hall; and the new Quad, along with The Derryfield School project – a proposed new Student Athletic & Wellness Center. TFMoran has provided civil/site/traffic/structural engineering, permitting, landscape architecture and survey services for many of the newer buildings on the SNHU campus, as well as designs for sidewalks, roadways, parking lots, entrance signage and a central quad.
The tours offered to all registered guests included visiting the new Penmen Stadium and facility building; the new College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics building, the new Library Learning Commons; and the new Kingston Hall, which is currently under construction. Both the new Library and Kingston Hall are TFMoran engineering projects.
Over the two days, the Conference offered concurrent sessions addressing various topics on engineering, architecture, sustainability and a “grab bag” of topics such as facilities data, energy savings and EHS compliance. These sessions were held in multiple buildings on campus within a short walk from the Athletic Complex and the Dining Hall, where guests enjoyed luncheons and the annual banquet and business meeting. TFMoran was the Networking Reception sponsor, which was held on Thursday night, before the banquet and business meeting.
One of the engineering sessions was presented by TFMoran’s President and Chief Engineer, Robert Duval, PE. He gave an informative presentation on the collaboration of SNHU and The Derryfield School, and their hope to build a safer entrance into their campuses. The presentation entitled “Campus Traffic Safety – A Community Concern” addressed one short section of road in Manchester and Hooksett, NH serving as the main entrance to two important educational institutions: The Derryfield School and Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Duval explained how these two separate and distinct institutions, located in two separate and distinct communities, are working together to address their common interest in traffic safety as these institutions and their communities grow and change. Mr. Duval was pleased to be a contributing speaker to this year’s Annual NNECERRAPPA Conference.
The Annual NNECERRAPPA Conference proved once again to be a comprehensive professional development opportunity. Thank you to Southern New Hampshire University and The Derryfield School for hosting such a great event!