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McLaren’s Albany Office Supports Things of My Very Own

Dec. 3, 2019
McLaren's Albany Office Supports Things of My Very Own

Our Albany office gave casual Fridays a whole new meaning this summer. The team came together to hold a special charti-“tee” drive, personally donating $5 each Friday to wear a t-shirt to work. The end result– hundreds of dollars in donations to support Things of My Very Own, Inc.!

The non-profit helps Capital Region children who have experienced extensive abuse or neglect. They also provide services to children at-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention solely due to not having items necessary for sustainability.

“As a resident of Schenectady and a business leader in the Capital District, it is both gratifying and humbling to make this small contribution, to help advance the organization’s mission: to make sure children of all ages and capabilities feel supported, gain critical skills and, as simple as it sounds, feel safe enough to be kids again,” said Reuben Hull, PE, PMP, LEED Green Associate, McLaren’s Albany Regional Director.

Proud of your teamwork Albany!

California Certified P.E. Divers at the Port of Long Beach

Nov. 21, 2019
California Certified P.E. Divers at the Port of Long Beach

Did you know California is one of the states that require underwater marine inspectors to be certified P.E. Divers? With McLaren’s unique combination of professional engineers who are also certified commercial divers, we had the opportunity to perform underwater inspections at the industrial Port of Long Beach, the second largest port in the U.S.

We are Hiring – Principal Surveyor

Nov. 20, 2019
McLaren - We are Hiring – Principal Surveyor

Are you looking to join a survey team at the forefront of the industry? McLaren has an opening for a Principal Surveyor who will be responsible for managing all aspects of our New Jersey’s survey unit. The right candidate is a detail-oriented leader with a desire to mentor, coach and develop professionals. Our ideal applicant has 15+ years of experience in land surveying. Come survey a future with us! Apply here.

McLaren is committed to educating the engineers of tomorrow

Nov. 19, 2019
McLaren is committed to educating the engineers of tomorrow

McLaren is committed to educating the engineers of tomorrow.

This week, the American Association of University Women and the Rockland Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) came together to give High School students an opportunity to learn more about engineering.

NYSSPE Rockland Chapter President, Thomas Broderick, PE, a Principal at McLaren, aimed to inspire these young minds to pursue a career in engineering. He discussed the chapter’s scholarship opportunities and the upcoming Tri-State Engineering Expo on March 29th–where they can learn more about every type of engineering the field has to offer.

Structural Engineer, Nicole Byrne, and Civil Engineer, Kevin Leddy, from McLaren, participated on the Young Engineers Panel, giving these Rockland County students a firsthand perspective on pursuing a career in engineering.

Great job team!

ENR MidAtlantic Names McLaren Engineer – 2020 Top Young Professionals

Nov. 12, 2019
ENR MidAtlantic Names McLaren Engineer – 2020 Top Young Professionals

Congratulations Matthew Kawczenski, PE, SE, F.SEI, Pennsylvania Regional Director for being named MidAtlantic’s 2020 Top Young Professionals by Engineering News-Record!

Matt is constantly looking to improve the value of engineering by providing cutting-edge solutions to architects, owners, general contractors, fabricators and steel erectors. He strives to advance the general knowledge of engineers by participating in both local and national committees and organizations. His engineering duties have included full-service structural engineering for buildings with a concentration on seismic and wind code review, seismic and wind analysis, lateral load distribution, and structural modeling of structures in RISA, RAM SS, and RAM Elements. As both a Project Manager and Engineer, he has managed all aspects of structural engineering projects.

Proud to have you on the McLaren Team Matt!

Domino Sugar Redevelopment and Domino Park Wins Public Space Leadership Award

Nov. 7, 2019
Domino Sugar Redevelopment

Design Trust for Public Space honored the leaders whose vision brought about the realization of the Domino Sugar Redevelopment and Domino Park this week at their annual benefit. McLaren engineered the reconstruction of the existing platform and historic bulkhead for this WEDG certified project. The revitalization team includes Two Trees Management Co., SHoP Architects, James Corner Field Operations, PAU, and Silman. Congratulations to all on this Public Space Leadership award!

McLaren’s COO – Senior Vice President of Operations, will be honored at this year’s YWCA Northern NJ’s Tribute to Women of INfluence

Nov. 6, 2019
December 4, 2019
8:00 to 10:00 am
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polify Road, Hackensack, NJ 07601RSVP

“I think women should be confident and above all we should be tireless…tireless in our pursuits professionally and personally. I think there is time, space and energy for all of it. We can find that balance.”

We are excited to announce that Donna Brangaccio, McLaren’s COO – Senior Vice President of Operations, will be honored at this year’s YWCA Northern NJ’s Tribute to Women of INfluence (TWIN). Over Donna’s 25-year tenure, her lead by example style has inspired us all to push further, achieve more and has enabled us to cultivate a culture of success!

Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia Tops Out

Nov. 6, 2019
Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia Tops Out

McLaren attended the topping out of the much anticipated Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia. Our team is providing structural and site/civil engineering for this world class gaming and entertainment facility. Located in the Philly Sports Complex, the 1.5 million square foot development will contain a 200+ room hotel, casino, restaurants and live entertainment venues, a parking garage and numerous other amenities.

McLaren Celebrates National Employee Ownership Month

Nov. 4, 2019
McLaren Celebrates National Employee Ownership Month

We launched National Employee Ownership Month with a breakfast on October 1st, to celebrate the core of our success, our people! The fun continued all month long with Dessert Day, ‘McLaren Wear’ Fridays, a Jeopardy-style training session for new employees, new McLaren gear and ‘Act Like An Owner’ raffles. The month ended with a very close and impressive pumpkin decorating contest.

McLaren employees, WE APPRECIATE YOU!

How is drone technology changing inspections?

Oct. 29, 2019

Advancements in drone technology are changing the way the industry does inspections! McLaren’s FPV headset / drone can complete a full inspection, even in confined spaces, with data streamed to the user in real-time from more angles than manually possible. This technology can be used to monitor movement of resources, construction progress, analyze effects of surroundings and so much more.

These Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UVAs) can also scope out sites and identify structural problems that would be difficult to predict without a high-resolution aerial view.

Check out this VR drone demonstration by our geomatics team at our New Jersey office.