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Aquarion completes PFAS treatment upgrade … and more
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Tracy Kozak, design principal at Portsmouth-based architectural firm JSA, has announced she’s establishing ARCove Architects, an independent, specialty consulting practice focusing on high-performance sustainable design and historic preservation services. Kozak said she will transition away from JSA but remain a consultant to the firm on a variety of projects.

Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, was recently awarded two interior renovation projects. One was awarded by New Hampshire Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to renovate the unfinished lower level of their facility at 33 Trafalgar Square in Nashua. Mark Brockelman will serve as Brookstone’s project manager. In addition, Andover Corp., a designer and manufacturer of custom and standard optical filters and optical coatings, awarded Brookstone a project to convert a 1,300-square-foot storage area into workspace at their Commercial Drive location in Salem. Brockelman will serve as Brookstone’s project manager. The project’s architect is Lauer Architects of Goffstown.

Aquarion Water Company has completion of a water treatment system upgrade at the company’s Mill Road Treatment Plant in North Hampton. The upgrade project was undertaken to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water. As a result of the system upgrade, PFAS levels, which were has been already been in compliance with state regulations, will be reduced further, the company said. The system uses granular activated carbon filtration to remove PFAS. The water, once treated, is blended with water from other wells in the area and delivered to customers. The company secured $1,713,000 in grants from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services PFAS Remediation Loan Fund and the NH Drinking Water and Groundwater Trust Fund to help pay for the project.

Paul O’Hanlon has joined TFMoran Inc. as an environmental permitting specialist in the Bedford office. Before joining the firm, O’Hanlon was an environmental specialist in Florida. In addition, Rusty Pittman, Morgan Hershey and Patrick Dayhave joined TFMoran as survey field technicians. Before joining the firm, Pittman, who will work out of the Bedford office, was a survey technician responsible for heavy civil construction and boundary topography projects in Florida. Hershey, who has also joined the Bedford survey department, studied field surveying technologies at Renton Technical College in Renton, Wash. Day has joined TFMoran’s Seacoast office in Portsmouth. He most recently performed boundary surveys, stakeouts and existing condition surveys in the state of Maine.

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