UNH Engineering Department Capstone Projects

NHOver the past 12 years, the UNH Engineering Department has partnered with ACEC-NH and the professional community on the Capstone Project program for engineering students.

For member firms, this is an opportunity to give back and to assist the University in preparing students for work in the engineering professions by providing real world project examples and allowing students the opportunity to interact with practicing professionals.

Firms that have recently participated include:
• Tighe & Bond
• Louis Berger
• Sanborn Head
• Hoyle, Tanner
• AECm, LLC.
• Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
• Stantec
• Collins Engineering

This brief memo explains how your firm can participate in this worthwhile program. The University is seeking to identify projects by August 15.

ACEC-NH Annual Meeting- 2019

On Wednesday, June 26, ACEC-NH will host our Annual Membership Event in the city of Portsmouth!

The event will feature Geno Marconi, director of NH Ports and Harbors and Noah Elwood, President of Appledore Marine Engineering, LLC. Attendees will hear current updates and information on the Granite State’s “Gateway to the World.”

Portsmouth NH Meeting Agenda:

  • 5:20pm Arrive for pre-boarding (Optional) Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
  • 5:45pm Portsmouth Harbor Cruise Departs (Optional)
  • 7:00pm Dinner and Networking at the Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
  • 7:30pm NH State Port Authority Update
  • 8:30pm Adjournment

Register Here


NHDOT Consultant Notification e-mail System

Dear NHDOT Consultant Community:

The Department has developed a new consultant notification e-mail system that you should be aware of. Currently the individual (limited to one person per firm) listed on your firms SF330 receives all e-mail notifications of solicitations for letters of interest, procedure changes, rule changes, etc, issued by the Department. This also means that only those firms on the Eligible Consultant List receive these notifications.

The new system allows anyone to sign up for the notifications, including multiple people from any firm. This should ensure that the appropriate people at the firm receive these notifications and not just the person on the SF330.

The link to this new system can be found at: http://maillist.nh.gov/list/dot_consultant_notifications/?p=subscribe&id=1

Please pass this on to appropriate staff within your firm. If you are receiving this e-mail you have automatically been added to the new notification list. If you wish to unsubscribe there is an option available at the bottom of the link.

Thank you,

NHDOT Consultant Committee

100 Contributors Help ACEC-NH Meet its PAC Goal for 2019

ACEC-NH Meet its PAC Goal On May 16, ACEC-NH’s Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) hosted the “Pins for PAC” fundraiser at Spare Time in Manchester. The event raised nearly $6,000! ACEC/PAC benefits candidates who support the issues important to design firms. The “Pins for PAC’ event had almost 90 bowlers, 10 additional attendees, and other contributors.

The team called “VHB” had the highest team score. Another team from VHB called the “Britney Spares” received the lowest score award.

Casey Mayers, guest of AECOM had the highest score on the first game. While Matt Burke of CMA Engineers, Inc. had the highest score on game two.

This event was funded 100% by our Sponsors. All ticket and raffle sales went to directly to the PAC. Thank you to these firms for their generous support:

 Prize Sponsors:

Terracon- Deluxe Caramels, AirPods

WSP- Vermont Maple Syrup

GZA- Red Sox Tickets

Gold Sponsors:


Nobis Group

Sanborn Head


GeoInsight, Inc.

Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Geosyntec Consultants

The H.L. Turner Group, Inc.

Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:


ATC Group Services

Bronze Sponsor:

2S-Squared, LLC

As soon as NH receives confirmation from ACEC National that we met our PAC goal–we will update you!

Engineers Without Borders – New Hampshire Professionals Install Two Additional Water Supply Wells in Uganda!

Engineers Without Borders The New Hampshire Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-NH) recently returned from their third trip to Gwase, Uganda!  With their in-country NGO partner, BuVoCoD, EWB-NH installed two drinking water wells and completed monitoring of the three supply wells installed as part of the January 2018 trip. To date, EWB-NH’s work in Uganda has helped provide a source of clean drinking water to over 5,500 people! For more information on becoming involved or donating to the project please email marketing@ewbnh.org or visit our website  www.ewbnh.org.

2019 ACEC-NH Engineering Excellence Awards

2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Winners

Below is the list of the ACEC-NH 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) winners. This year the program received 11 entries from 10 member firms. Our judges had to make some tough decisions as we received a great group of projects this year. Congratulations to all the Winners! 

The entry by Hardesty & Hanover & FIGG Bridge Engineers was the “Overall Winner” signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between New Hampshire and Maine.

You can view photos of all the projects Here. Please look for our full page AD highlighting the winners and all entries in an April edition of the NH Business Review.

The EEA Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, March 21st at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, NH. The event had over 60 registered attendees including several project owners and clients. Special thanks to Alicia Dunstan who served as event M.C

View The Winners Here

ACEC-NH Awards Three Scholarships

ACEC-NH recently presented 3 – $2,000 awards to children of member firm employees. These scholarships are funded by ACEC-NH, as a tangible benefit to our member firms, to help train the next generation of engineers, geologists and scientists in our industry.

On behalf of the entire membership of ACEC-NH we congratulate Skye, John and Alexandria and wish them well in the upcoming school year.


Skye Reese

Skye ReeseSkye Reese, of Concord, was awarded a scholarship to assist her in pursuit of a degree in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Skye is beginning her second year of college this fall. She graduated from Concord High School as the Class of 2016 Valedictorian. She is a member of Caltech’s varsity cross-country and varsity track/field teams. In addition, Skye serves as the Director for Out of Context A Cappella and is a singer for a Caltech community band. As a musician, Skye has played the piano for 14 years and has been involved in musical theatre for 12 years. When she is home from college Skye volunteers at Centerpoint Church. She is the daughter of Sean and Elizabeth Reese of member firm Nobis Group.


John Prud’homme

John Prud'hommeJohn Prud’homme, of Bedford, received our second award and is currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. John will soon be the Professional Development Chair for the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and has also held officer positions in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional chemistry fraternity. He serves as a volunteer for STEMbassadors outreach and will continue as a leader for Chem-E-Car team. John was a summer intern at Watts Water Technologies in Franklin. John was recently inducted into Tau Beta Pi and UNH’s Honors program. He is the son of Robert Prud’homme of member company Jacobs.


Alexandria Henderson

Alexandria HendersonAlexandria Henderson, of Andover, was awarded the third scholarship. Alexandria is a Junior at George Washington University studying Chemistry and Biological Anthropology. Alexandria is a member of the George Washington University club softball team and a member of CHAARG, an all-female fitness organization. She is part of the George Washington Women in Business. Alexandria was a Proctor Academy Field Hockey Captain, softball member, Green Key Leader, and wildlife science volunteer. She completed an internship at Nelson Analytical and Aquarian Analytical and was an assistant at George Washington University Biology Lab. Alexandria’s father, Mark Henderson is employed by member company Nobis Group.