Our Projects

Shanghai Disney Store Outdoor Plaza Clock Tower

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Project Overview: 
McLaren reviewed and analyzed all mechanical and structural components encompassing both the Show Action Equipment and the structural elements of a 60 feet tall Glockenspiel-Style Clock Tower. The Shanghai Disney Store is the largest Disney retail location in the world and the first Disney Store to have an outdoor plaza and clock tower.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided a Basis of Engineering document, weight summary, analysis of all structures and elements in each load path, engineering calculations and explanatory diagrams for each analysis, factors of safety results for each analysis of purchased commercial items, graphic results, computer aided analysis, load path summaries, and a summary report with assumptions. McLaren reviewed and redlined drawings produced by the Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc.
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Mechanical Engineering
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Structural Engineering
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Connection Design
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Façade & Cladding Design
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Animatronics Engineering
Location: 
Shanghai, China
Client: 
Hudson Scenic Studio, Inc.
Project Type: 
Structural and Mechanical Design
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2013-2016
Construction Cost: 
N/A

Port of Albany - Sonar Imaging, Surveying, Diving Inspection & Engineering Services

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Project Overview: 
As one of the premier small cities in the country, Albany has taken the lead in waterfront development along the Hudson.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren has provided sonar imaging, dive inspections, construction inspections, professional engineering, and surveying services to enhance the Port of Albany on several contracts. McLaren also provided marine engineering, surveying, and imaging services in support of the dredging at the Albany and Rensselaer facilities. This included an ecoscope of debris, the discovery of remaining steel and other debris, and a final survey.
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Marine Engineering
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Underwater Inspection
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Survey/Sonar Imaging
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ArcGIS Mapping
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Multibeam surveys
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Echoscope / Magnetometer
Location: 
Rensselaer, New York
Client: 
Albany Port District Commission
Project Type: 
Waterfront Enhancement
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2010-2016
Construction Cost: 
N/A

Weehawken Recreational Pier

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Project Overview: 
The concrete recreational pier is located on the waterfront to the northeast of the intersection of Washington Terrace and Harbor Boulevard.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided marine structural design, surveying, and environmental permitting services for this waterfront pier. Phase 1 included a preliminary design and permit review, which comprised land and bathymetric survey work, a subsurface geotechnical investigation, an environmental study and permit pre-application review and preliminary structural design. In addition to the schematic layout, at the completion of Phase 1, McLaren developed the design basis, which included the survey results, a proposed design loading criteria, and geotechnical design parameters. McLaren advanced the project during Phase 2 by performing engineering design calculations and preparing technical documents including plans and specifications. In addition, McLaren prepared all environmental permit applications and responded to agency questions as the representative of the Township. Phase 3, included construction phase support services.
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Marine Engineering and Design
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Feasibility Study
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Permitting
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Surveying
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
Township of Weehawken
Project Type: 
Pier Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2010-2015
Construction Cost: 
$3,200,000

TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion

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Project Overview: 
The TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion hosted a variety of running-themed events throughout the week of the NYC marathon including runs led by the New York Road Runners, Q&A sessions with expert nutritionists and healthcare professionals, book signings, and even film screenings.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided engineering services and on-site expertise for the installation of this multi-level temporary structure furnished by Arena Americas. The pavilion consists of four (4) independent tent structures that when combined create a building that is over 200 feet long, 120 feet wide, and has a maximum height of almost 40 feet. The pavilion is more than just a simple tent; it has carpeted floors, rigged lighting, multiple levels, windows, and even an elevator. McLaren both reviewed the structural stability of the tent and used modeling software to recommend ballast quantities which would protect the public during any adverse weather conditions that may occur during the week. During installation, McLaren engineers were on site to provide any necessary last minute calculations and adjustments to get the tent ready in time for opening day.
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Structural Engineering
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On-Site Inspection
Location: 
New York, NY
Client: 
Arena Americas
Project Type: 
Temporary Structure
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2015
Construction Cost: 
n/a

Teachers Village

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Project Overview: 
The Teacher’s Village at Four Corners is a $120 million workforce housing plan. That transformed four blocks into a village built around three charter schools and includes 224 homes marketed to educators.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided geotechnical and structural engineering design services for 7 buildings (varying between 5- and 6-stories in height and cover approximately 79,000 square feet of building footprint area). For the borings, McLaren developed a plan and specifications for exploratory work and coordinated all activities of the drilling contractor, boring logs, and laboratory testing. McLaren prepared a geotechnical report and supervised pile driving and certification of records, including vibration monitoring and preconstruction surveys. McLaren provided comparative analysis of alternate framing schemes, developed a subsurface exploration plan, assisted in developing details for the curtain wall and facade system, designed foundations, provisioned sealed structural drawings, and provided the structural design of light gage metal framework (6-stories of load bearing walls that support precast plank ends and shear walls) for canopies and soffits.
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Structural Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Special Inspections
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Light Gage Engineering
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Vibration Monitoring
Location: 
Newark, New Jersey
Client: 
RBH Group
Project Type: 
Redevelopment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2010-2012
Construction Cost: 
$120,000,000 (est)