Our Projects

Wynn Casino, Las Vegas - Special Structures

Wynn Casino Las Vegas
Project Overview: 
The new Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino contains striking architectural features, some of which McLaren helped design. A public space centerpiece features an atrium with eighteen unique, colorful “parasol” styled hanging elements. These elements rise and lower very slowly to create an ever-changing visual effect highlighted by sunlight through a large, adjacent glass wall. Another notable feature is a large porte cochere at the north side of the building.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided structural engineering services for the framing and overhead rigging schemes of the parasol elements, and for the curved polycarbonate lighting panels with its steel framing that surround the chandelier at the north porte cochere. McLaren engineers worked closely with the contractor to develop the fabrication and construction techniques and conducted a shop visit to view the fabrication progress.
Service: 
Structural Engineering (Special Structures)
Service: 
Fabrication Inspection
Service: 
Complex 3D Analytical Modeling
Location: 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: 
Wynn Las Vegas
Project Type: 
Special Structure Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004-2005
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Williamsburg, the Edge

Shoreline at Williamsburg Development
Project Overview: 
For this waterfront development project along the East River at the Northside Williamsburg site between N5th Street and N10th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, McLaren was retained to provide full marine, site/civil, and structural engineering services.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided the above and underwater inspection of piers and bulkheads; developed and implemented a geotechnical program to evaluate soil conditions; carried out a site/civil inspection, which included a site inventory concerning utilities; performed feasibility studies for water-related activities (i.e. fishing piers, water taxi landings, ferry terminals, waterfront esplanade); and provided waterfront permitting services. In addition, McLaren performed the detailed design for maintenance repairs to the seawall and shoreline stabilization, created construction documents, provided cost estimates and construction support, including bid assistance. McLaren assisted the client in developing the property for residential uses, with the goal of maximizing the number of residential units that face the Manhattan skyline. McLaren was involved with future design and construction management.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Site/Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Cost Estimating
Service: 
Construction Inspection/Administration
Location: 
Brooklyn, New York
Client: 
Douglaston Development
Project Type: 
Shoreline Stabilization/Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2010
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Washington and Main Street Intersection

Washington and Main Street Intersection
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided design services associated with the reconstruction of Washington and Main Streets in historic Tappan, New York including full in-depth pavement replacement, drainage design including utilities and right-of-way mapping, and roadway and sidewalk reconstruction. Public meetings were held to include the local community in the project and to collect input for use in the planning of the reconstruction, which included pavement replacement.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed roadway design, including the preparation of detailed plans and specifications. The firm also performed utility coordination, public information meetings, traffic analysis, topographic survey, right-of-way mapping, and construction inspection.
Service: 
Roadway Design
Service: 
Plans and Specifications
Service: 
Construction Inspection
Service: 
Utility Coordination
Service: 
Drainage Design
Location: 
Tappan, New York
Client: 
Rockland County Department of Highways
Project Type: 
Roadway Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2001-2008
Construction Cost: 
$2,000,000
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Wallkill River Bridge Rehabilitation Design

Wallkill River Bridge
Project Overview: 
The Wallkill River Bridge is a six-span, concrete barrel arch bridge that carries Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Line at Milepost 67.05 in Goshen, New York. Built in 1907, the bridge is approximately 381 feet in length with its superstructure consisting of concrete arch barrels supported on concrete abutments and piers and carries one railroad track over the Wallkill River.
McLaren's Role: 
A 2004 inspection of the bridge revealed a wide longitudinal crack on the underside of the bridge, a 24” sinkhole at the top of the deck, a clogged drainage system, severe scaling and spalling, and rotted track ties. McLaren has developed bridge rehabilitation designs based on the findings of this inspection as well of our own cursory inspection of the bridge that determined whether there were other significant conditions previously undiscovered. Various concrete repairs were designed, including repair or replacement of tile drains; removal of delaminated concrete; and repair of the longitudinal cracks. Waterproofing remedies were also developed.
Service: 
Bridge Inspection
Service: 
Bridge Design
Service: 
Surveying
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Goshen, New York
Client: 
Metro-North Railroad
Project Type: 
Bridge Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Tina Turner 24-7 World Tour Stage

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was tasked by The Mark Fisher Studio/Private Dancer Productions to provide structural and mechanical engineering services for Tina Turner’s “24/7 World Tour” Stage.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided structural and mechanical analysis and design, dynamic analysis, details and periodic inspection for the Tour Stage. The design included custom staging and a signature boom lift. The lift consisted of a 54 foot long long-arm that rose out of the stage, pivoted over the audience, and translated across the stage with Tina Turner performing at the cantilevered end.
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
North American & Europe
Client: 
The Mark Fisher Studio, Private Dancer Productions
Project Type: 
Stage Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1999-2000
Construction Cost: 
$4,000,000
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