Structures Division

Sensitivity to architecture and aesthetics is key for a structural engineer in today’s world. Businesses, housing companies, schools, even churches recognize that a distinguishing feature, trait or style often separates remarkable structures from ordinary ones. Structural Engineering skill sets, therefore, have changed: devising a unique and pleasant look has become almost as important as ensuring technical and dimensional soundness.

McLaren’s Structures Division understands the shifting needs of our clients, and we have shown a talent in not only keeping up, but also delivering. Our broad experience portfolio demonstrates our ability to design and inspect a range of structures, and do it with style and originality. Be it a mixed-use facility, a retail facility, a residential facility, or something else, we can assist in the entire design process, doing more than framing a building.

Our work is not limited to new structure design, either. We have successfully performed dozens of facility conversions, building renovations and structural evaluations, adding completeness to our expert design services.

    Services

    BUILDING STRUCTURAL DESIGN

    New Building Design (High-Rise, Mid-Rise, Low-Rise)
    Adaptive Re-Use & Facility Renovations
    Structural Additions, Alterations & Repairs
    Transfer & Podium Structures
    Parking Structures & Consulting
    Concrete Rehabilitation Design
    Foundation Design
    High Seismic Design
    Hardened Buildings
    Dynamic Analysis
    Condition Inspection & Assessments
    Load Rating
    Feasibility Studies
    Risk Assessment
    Peer Review
    Value Engineering
    Construction Cost Estimates

    FACADES / GLAZING
    Cable Walls
    Custom Curtain Walls & Storefronts
    Skylights
    Blast Analysis
    Thermal Analysis
    Condensation Resistance Analysis
    Fabricated Composite / Solid Metal Panels
    NFRC Certified Modeler

    SPECIALTY STRUCTURES
    Architectural Metals
    Shade Structures
    Custom Stairs
    Geodesic Domes
    Transmission Tower Assessments
    Signs
    Solar Panel Support Structures
      Roof Top
      Ground Mount
      Carports
    Structural Glass
    Glass Stairs / Railings / Canopies
    Long Span Steel Structures
    Precast Member & Component Design

    CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

    Connection Engineering
      Complex Connection
      Existing Connection Reinforcing
      Hardened Structures & Blast
      Mitigation Design
      AISC 341 Seismic Design
      Value Engineering
      Peer Review
    Stairs & Railings
    Temporary Shoring / Jacking Procedures
    Construction Sequencing
    Tower Crane & Mobile Crane Installation Design
    Shoring of Excavation
    Rigging Design
    Protective Decks
    Safety Netting / Posts
    Fall Protection
    Site Safety Plans
    Underpinning
    Support of Excavation
    Temporary Stability of Structures & Members
    Phased Construction Stability
    Demolition Means of Operation (DMO)

    SPECIAL INSPECTIONS
    Concrete
    Structural Steel
      Welding
      Bolting
    Masonry
    Wood
    Cold-Formed Metal Framing
    Deep Foundations
    Soil Stability Investigations
    Excavation – Sheeting, Shoring & Bracing
    Underpinning
    Flood Zone Compliance
    Curtain Walls, Wall Panels, Veneer
    Seismic Isolation
    Tower Cranes
    Mobile & Crawler Cranes
    Construction Hoists, Platforms & Scaffolding
    Temporary Shoring & Bracing