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McLaren’s Summer Engineering Internship Program

Aug. 14, 2019

What an awesome summer it has been! A huge shout out to our dynamic group of students who gained hands-on experience through McLaren’s engineering internship program! The interns were able to collaborate with our industry leaders, grow together and learn from both our CEO and President. Please congratulate these bright minds on their way to success!

California P.E. Diver At Work

Aug. 13, 2019
California P.E. Diver at Work a the Port of LA

Marine engineering in action, at America’s premier gateway for international commerce. These underwater snapshots capture one of our California P.E. divers performing recent timber pile inspections on the largest container port in the North America, the Port of Los Angles.

We are Hiring – Ports, Coastal & Waterfront Division

Aug. 8, 2019
McLaren Engineering Group - We are Hiring – Ports, Coastal & Waterfront Division

Are you looking to join a collaborative marine team, where you will engage in creative and critical projects? Our Ports, Coastal & Waterfront Division is hiring talented Marine Engineers in our New York City and Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey offices. Apply here.

McLaren’s NYC, PA and NJ Golf Outing

Aug. 5, 2019
McLaren’s NYC, PA and NJ Golf Outing

McLaren’s New York City, Lehigh Valley and New Jersey offices came together for our annual golf outing. The overall winning team was decided with an intense rock, paper, scissors tiebreaker. Thanks to everyone who came out from our seasoned golfers to our first timers.

McLaren Broadens Special Inspection Services

Aug. 2, 2019

McLaren’s special inspection capabilities have broadened! As a NYCDOB registered special inspection firm, our qualified experts can now provide inspections in seven Class 1 codes. For your next NYC project, McLaren can conduct Class 1 inspections on Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers, Concrete – Cast-in-Place, Subsurface / Soils Investigation and more.

McLaren provides special inspections in:

Class Number Special Inspections Code/Section
1 RC1007 Concrete – Cast-In-Place BC 1704.4
1 RC1008 Concrete – Precast BC 1704.4
1 RC1009 Concrete – Prestressed BC 1704.4
1 RC1019 Subsurface / Soils Investigation (Borings/Test Pits) BC 1704.7.4
1 RC1020 Deep Foundations / Piles BC 1704.8
1 RC1023 Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers BC 1704.10
1 RC1052 Post-Installed Anchors BC 1704.32
2 RC1000 Flood Zone Compliance BC 1704.29, BC G105
2 RC1004 Structural Steel – Welding BC 1704.3.1
2 RC1005 Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting BC 1704.3.3
2 RC1006 Structural Cold-Formed Steel BC 1704.3.4
2 RC1012 Masonry BC 1704.5
2 RC1014 Wood – Installation of High-Load Diaphragms BC 1704.6.1
2 RC1015 Wood – Installation of Metal-Plate-Connected Trusses BC 1704.6.2
2 RC1016 Wood – Installation of Prefabricated I-Joists BC 1704.6.3
2 RC1017 Subgrade Insp / Soils-Site Prep BC 1704.7.1
2 RC1018 Subsurface / Soils-Fill Placement In-Place Density BC 1704.7.2 / BC 1704.7.3
2 RC1021 Vertical Masonry Foundation Elements/Piers BC 1704.9
2 RC1022 Underpinning BC 1704.20.3, BC 1814
2 RC1024 Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials BC 1704.11
2 RC1025 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) BC 1704.13
2 RC1031 Structural Stability – Existing Buildings BC 1704.20.1
2 RC1032 Mechanical Demolition BC 1704.20.4
2 RC1033 Excavation – Sheeting, Shoring, and Bracing BC 1704.20.2
2 RC1034 Soil Perc. Test-Storm Water System (Drywell) BC 1704.21.1.2
2 RC1035 Soil Perc. Test-Individ On-Site Private Sewage Disp.(Septic) BC 1704.22
2 RC1036 On-Site Storm Water Drain. Disp. /Detent Install (Drywell) BC 1704.21.2
2 RC1037 Individual On-Site Private Sewage Disp Install (Septic) BC 1704.22
2 RC1042 Fire-Resistant Penetrations and Joints (Firestop) BC 1704.27
2 RC1044 Seismic Isolation Systems BC 1707.8
3 All Class 3 Inspections

Engineering Boutique Fitness locations for ClimbZone

Aug. 1, 2019
Engineering Boutique Fitness

McLaren is engineering boutique fitness locations for ClimbZone Franchising, LLC. McLaren is helping this New Zealand-based company reach new heights by opening various U.S. locations — with two in Maryland, one in Philadelphia and its newest rock climbing facility in Howell, New Jersey. For the Howell location, McLaren engineered all the subframes for over 65 climbing walls towering at 28-feet-tall. The unique climbing wall designs include a wall of donuts, Mount Rushmore, a map of the United States of America, and more. McLaren also provided structural engineering and construction phase services for free-standing towers in the facility. This is just one of over 60 other boutique fitness business locations McLaren has engineered around the country.

McLaren Welcomes New Marine Senior Associate

Jul. 31, 2019
McLaren Welcomes New Marine Senior Associate

Meet McLaren’s newest Marine-Senior Associate, Kenneth Lew. Ken is an expert at managing marine construction projects in the New York City metro for both private and public agencies. Throughout his 34+ year career, he has worked on various waterfront structures from buildings, to piers / wharves / bulkheads. His extensive experience in the design of marine structures, as well as construction management/resident engineering gives him a dynamic perspective when in the field. We are happy to have Ken on board, please join us in welcoming him to the team!

Lehigh Valley Office FunRun

Jul. 30, 2019
Lehigh Valley Office FunRun

For the second year in a row, McLaren’s Lehigh Valley office participated in an annual 5K FunRun, benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event was held at Lehigh University’s nationally known cross-country course. The Lehigh Valley team had fun at this annual fitness event where they socialized at the “summer’s best office party” after the race! Pennsylvania Regional Manager, Matthew Kawczenski, PE, SE, FSEI, runs the office and is committed to building strong teams both inside and outside the office.

Boston’s East Pier Residential Buildings Are Now Open

Jul. 25, 2019
Residential Buildings at Boston’s East Pier Are Now Open

McLaren recently provided structural and marine engineering services for the construction of two five-story residential buildings above a concrete parking garage structure at Boston’s East Pier! This 288,000-square-foot project was originally designed as a steel-framed structure, but was redesigned by McLaren through a value engineering exercise using wood frame construction, significantly reducing construction costs. The new luxury apartments feature spectacular views, oversized windows and all tenants will have access to an indoor pool with an outdoor sundeck!

Marina Resiliency for FDNY

Jul. 23, 2019
Marina Resiliency for FDNY

McLaren completed a Capital Project Scope Development (CPSD) study for two New York Fire Department (FDNY) marinas. Underwater inspections were performed to determine stability, anticipated life-span and restoration recommendations. Our marine engineering team then conceptualized alternative designs for piers, docks, fender systems and wave attenuators for each facility. The new wave screen design minimizes maintenance, improves performance and provides sufficient marina resiliency allowing for critical emergency operations during a disaster event.