Our Projects

Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Stage

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was tasked by MTV Networks to provide structural and mechanical engineering and design for the Halftime Show Stage.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided structural and mechanical engineering design, analysis and review services for the portable staging used in the Halftime show. The show featured six curved steel trusses made from chrome-moly steel that supported banners and either dancers or lights. The centerpiece was a two-stage cable lift with a kabuki curtain used to reveal the star singer. The towers and lift were mounted to and supported by rolling stage carts. The six towers sat on pivot frames and were hauled up into place by manually operated rope rigging. Critical project parameters included fast-tracked design and construction, low total weight, small collapsed size for storage and transport, and rapid set-up time.
Service: 
Mechnical Engineering
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
Houston, Texas
Client: 
MTV Networks
Project Type: 
Stage Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2004
Construction Cost: 
$5,000,000
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SUNY Maritime Rehabilitation of Campus Pier & Other Waterfront Structures

SUNY Maritime Marine Structures
Project Overview: 
McLaren is performing marine structures inspection, and rehabilitation and repair design for the SUNY Maritime Campus’ entire waterfront in Throgs Neck, New York. The project involves an in-depth inspection of the campus’ Main Pier and comparison to a previous cursory investigation to access the full extent of damage and deterioration.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed a structural and load rating analysis of the Main Pier before extending it to accommodate the docking of an additional sea-faring vessel. We are also rehabilitating the 5,000 square foot deck and Pier structure to help prevent similar damages and deterioration in the future. McLaren also inspected the structural support members to the college’s Student Activity Building to fully assess the extent of deterioration. McLaren designed the replacement of the C channel whaler providing lateral support to the steel sheet piling, and designed the replacement timber bracing between the piles supporting the boat crane. McLaren designed the replacement of the timber bracing between the piles supporting the campus boat shed and re-point approximately 3,400 feet of the college’s seawall as well. McLaren is currently performing construction inspection services.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Marine Engineering/Design
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Inspection
Location: 
Throgs Neck, New York
Client: 
State University Construction Fund
Project Type: 
Marine Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2014
Construction Cost: 
$7,300,000
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Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the design of a new six-story academic building spanning 90,000 square feet. The new School of Technology Management was constructed using a moment-resisting steel framing system designed to resist both gravity and lateral forces. The floor deck consists of lightweight concrete slab over galvanized metal deck supported by composite steel beams and girders.
McLaren's Role: 
As structural engineer, McLaren was provided structural engineering and design of the steel framing and concrete floor deck.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
Hoboken, New Jersey
Client: 
Stevens Institute of Technology
Project Type: 
Educational Building Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2003
Construction Cost: 
$24,000,000
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Steelpoint Waterfront Development

Steelpoint Waterfront Development at Bridgeport, CT
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide the site/civil, marine, and geotechnical engineering services to assist in the design and development of the former Steel Point peninsula of Bridgeport, Connecticut. With approximately 52 acres of buildable land bounded by the I-95 Interstate Highway, McLaren will help to transform this mostly vacant industrial waterfront property into a mixed-use development.
McLaren's Role: 
Key site/civil issues include flood plain impacts, stormwater management, maintenance and protection of traffic, demolition and removal of existing structures, utilities, integration with I-95, internal traffic circulation, and integration of an existing esplanade. From a marine engineering perspective, underwater inspections will be conducted to assess existing structures, and design engineers will integrate the structures worth retaining while also coming up with creative solutions for how to support new waterfront venues. From a geotechnical perspective, the project will involve developing land situated between two rivers and consisting of bank run deposits, compressible organic soils, miscellaneous fill and abandoned building slabs and foundations.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Location: 
Bridgeport, CT
Client: 
Midtown Equities, LLC
Project Type: 
Waterfront Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
2,000,000,000
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Recycled Plastic Lumber Truss Bridge – Hudson River Interpretive Trail

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Project Overview: 
McLaren designed a single lane bridge at the Hudson River Interpretive Trail made entirely of recycled plastic lumber (RPL). The addition of this bridge at the park will permit improved access to the Hudson River side of the trail by hikers, visitors, and maintenance vehicles. The bridge has a 30-foot-long main span that crosses a tidal estuary.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren engineers designed the RPL truss superstructure bridge. The structure is capable of supporting H-15 live load capacity. The recycled material used to construct the bridge is equivalent to 70,000 plastic one-gallon milk cartons. Design of a bowstring truss configuration represents an optimal use of the material. The bridge will be monitored over the next few years to evaluate the long-term behavior of the material and to confirm the algorithm used to prepare the design. McLaren was ultimately responsible for the design of bowstring truss bridge, construction supervision, and monitoring of the H-15 truckload deflection.
Service: 
Bridge Design
Service: 
Construction Administration
Service: 
Advanced Materials Application
Location: 
New Baltimore, New York
Client: 
New Baltimore Conservatory
Project Type: 
Bridge Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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