Structural Projects

Structural Design of Goldman Sachs West Canopy

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Project Overview: 
The 350-foot canopy is a study of folded planes of glass, both at the top and bottom and supported by 86 different cantilevered tapered, bent structural steel ribs.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren helped develop the I-shaped profile for the tapered cantilevered canopy members. Back-to-back tapered channel-shaped bent plate members with welded top and bottom flange plates were used. McLaren also developed a structural system that permits incremental thermal movement along the length of the canopy, which is attached to the building. The building itself is not subject to thermal movement. Following design of the structural systems, McLaren produced detail shop drawings including all of the bent plate components for the structural steel frame, for the fascia panels and their attachments, and for the custom attachment of the glass at both the top and bottom canopy planes. McLaren also developed a custom system to permit differential thermal movement of the individual glass tiles at the bottom glass plane.
Service: 
Structural Analysis
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Structural Design
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Glass and Glazing Design
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Shop Drawings
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
American Architectural Incorporated
Project Type: 
Structural Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2009
Construction Cost: 
$1,900,000

Magnolia Mound Visitors Center

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Project Overview: 
The mission of the historic Magnolia Mound, established in 1791, is to illustrate and interpret the French Creole lifestyle.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren worked with Trahan Architects -- on this award winning building that seamlessly works with the landscape of the historic Magnolia Mound -- providing construction administration services and glazing system design. Services included the review of concrete mix design, review of the reinforcing steel shop drawings, review of the trellis design, response to RFI’s, participation in project meetings, and feedback for the all-glass wall change order. The building is 4,200 square feet.
Service: 
Construction Administration
Service: 
Glazing Design
Location: 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Client: 
Trahan Architects
Project Type: 
Award Winning
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2015
Construction Cost: 
$1,800,000 (Est.)

NYSOGS 95 Walsh Retaining Wall

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Project Overview: 
On March 11, 2015 a slope failure occurred that impacted a senior living building located at 95 Walsh Road causing the evacuation of the building. McLaren responded immediately that evening to observe the retaining wall and slope failure, which exposed a portion of the croton aqueduct built in the 1830’s.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren determined the resulting slope failure was predominately mud, and excess water behind the wall appeared to have caused the failure. The main challenge was to not further destabilize the slope while stabilizing the remaining walls. McLaren recommended several next steps to the client. The ensuing effort, under an Executive Order from the Governor of NYS, was to design and construct a new 320 foot long tied back soldier pile wall with concrete form lined lagging in front of the existing stone gravity retaining wall as part of a Design-Build contract with Moretrench.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Civil Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Landscape Architecture
Service: 
Surveying
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Construction Inspection
Location: 
Yonkers, New York
Client: 
New York State Office of General Services / New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
Project Type: 
Slope Failure / Emergency Response
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2015-2016
Construction Cost: 
5,400,000 (Est.)

NYSOGS Salt Sheds

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Project Overview: 
McLaren as retained by the New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS) to provide geotechnical and structural engineering services and related matters for various projects across the state. The NYSDOT owns over 100 Cover-All structures used as salt storage facilities. These structures vary in length, width and height, but are all composed of the same structural materials.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided various services for several of these salt sheds including: engineering evaluations, inspections, structural analysis, site visits, code review and report preparation, recommendations for both corrosion mitigation and repairs to meet structural adequacy, design calculations, and construction phase services.
Service: 
Structural Analysis
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Design Calculations
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Emergency Response
Location: 
Various New York Locations
Client: 
New York State Office of General Services
Project Type: 
Structural Design and Analysis
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2013-2018
Construction Cost: 
N/A

PATH Stations Condition Survey Inspections

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Project Overview: 
McLaren performed a cyclical condition survey of New Jersey PATH Stations at the following locations: Exchange Place Station, Grove Street Station, Hoboken Station, Newark – Penn Station, and Newport Station.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed detailed visual and hands-on field inspections focusing on non-structural deficiencies, structural deficiencies, and safety related hazards. The inspections included going on the PATH train tracks at each station so the conditions of the train platforms could be evaluated. All field personnel received PATH Worker Training and wore appropriate PPE at all times. At completion of the inspection work, McLaren provided a detailed inspection report which contained a full summary and supporting drawings for the inspection work performed.
Service: 
Condition Inspections
Location: 
New Jeresey
Client: 
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Project Type: 
Condition Inspections
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2014-2015
Construction Cost: 
N/A