Our Projects

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.
Service: 
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)

Haverstraw Bay County Park - September 11th Memorial

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Project Overview: 
Located where the Hudson River is its widest, at nearly four miles, this 34-acre park sits on the west bank of the river, and is composed of numerous interesting and popular components. The parks September 11th Memorial, serves as a commemorative tribute to the Rockland County natives who were affected by the terrorist attacks in 2001. It was the first in the region to open in 2003.
McLaren's Role: 
The memorial encompasses a serpentine walkway, bordered by stations of text displaying a timeline of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Central to the memorial is a 20-foot beam from Tower Two. This part of the memorial is set in one corner with an adjacent expanse of empty space, portraying loss. This area is angled upward to lead visitors to a corner wall, 20 feet on each side, exhibiting the names of the victims who either lived in or had close ties to Rockland County. Names are displayed in a random fashion, thus encouraging visitors to recognize each individual lost. Standing before the wall, visitors will have an open view of the waters of the Hudson River. Diagonally across from the beam stand three white monoliths symbolizing continued life beyond the expanse of emptiness. A circle of benches surrounds the monument and offers a view of the adjacent living Patriot Garden. The community of Rockland County donated much of the cost of this memorial. McLaren helped design and build this wonderful attribute to the park.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Location: 
Haverstraw, New York
Client: 
County of Rockland
Project Type: 
Park Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2002-2003
Construction Cost: 
$8,100,000

Arthur Ashe Stadium Roof A/V Fit-Out

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Project Overview: 
McLaren provided engineering for the A/V fit-out for the new Arthur Ashe Stadium roof at the Billie Jean Tennis Center in Queens, New York, which hosted the 2015 U.S. Open.
McLaren's Role: 
For IC Technologies, McLaren engineered the supports for four large LED screens, each measuring 34½’ X 19½’. The screens have a very refined LED pitch for a high quality image, which required a support structure ensuring a very flat and consistent surface that has much tighter tolerances than conventional construction. During construction, McLaren’s survey team provided accurate as-built survey information to assist the LED assembly team. For Sapsis Rigging, McLaren engineered the rigging for 20 large hung audio speaker stacks, each weighing over 1000 lbs. Each speaker stack is rigged with two cables to an electric winch to allow the speakers to be lowered in for maintenance. When the speaker stack is raised to the roof, it has pins that engage receiver tubes to secure the speakers in place. The bracket was engineered to allow field adjustment of the engagement tubes in order to ensure plumb alignment of the tubes. For both projects, McLaren worked with these specialty contractors on a fast-track basis, improving the spectators experience during the most exciting tennis in the world.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Rigging
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Winch Machinery
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Surveying
Location: 
Queens, New York
Client: 
IC Technologies / Sapsis Rigging
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering & Rigging
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2015
Construction Cost: 
N/A

Design and Construction Inspection for the Replacement of Oak Tree Road Bridge

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Project Overview: 
McLaren received the 2015 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, New York Metropolitan Chapter. The project involved the preparation of preliminary and final designs, along with construction inspection services, for the replacement of this historic bridge, which was constructed in 1887 and encased in concrete in 1930.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided full bridge design services for replacement of the Oak Tree Road Bridge, including development of alternatives, preliminary bridge plans, advance detail plans, contract documents, and cost estimates. McLaren also updated bridge inventory forms and coordinated with the various utilities that will be affected by the replacement. Design of the new bridge was dictated in large part by the hydraulic analysis that was performed beforehand. Also key to this project was consideration of the historical nature of the bridge and the Tappan area. Located just to the southeast of the Tappan Historic District, the Oak Tree Road Bridge is in close proximity of the DeWint House, a historic structure where George Washington is said to have stayed. McLaren designed the new bridge, its guide rail and sidewalks with the area’s historic fabric in mind.
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Surveying
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Hydraulic Analysis
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Bridge Design
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Construction Documents / Inspection / Administration
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Resident Engineering
Location: 
Tappan, New York
Client: 
Town of Orangetown
Project Type: 
Bridge Reconstruction
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2011-2015
Construction Cost: 
$1,400,000 est.