Blog/Events

We are Hiring – Construction & Connection Engineering QA Manager

Jan. 15, 2019
We are Hiring – Construction & Connection Engineering QA Manager in NJ and NYC

We are hiring a Construction & Connection Engineering QA Manager! Our exemplary candidate is a NYS PE, has 15+ years’ experience in structural steel or construction engineering, with a firm understanding of NYC building codes, design, permitting and erection sequence. The person in this role will be responsible for quality assurance of technical designs within our construction engineering group, and will be ideally based out of our New Jersey or New York City office. McLaren offers employees a creative work environment with a dynamic culture and competitive benefits. Check out more details on the position.

NYC Green Infrastructure Longfellow Playground Now Open

Jan. 9, 2019
NYC Green Infrastructure Longfellow Playground Now Open

McLaren recently provided site/civil services, green infrastructure (GI) design and a variety of stormwater management features for the newly opened Longfellow Playground in Hunts Point, Bronx. This project is part of a large $318 million NYC community parks renovation program, which aims to helps to restore and improve city parks. After a decade of being closed due to structural safety concerns, the Longfellow Playground was completely reconstructed, adding a play area with a tree house motif, mini stage, efficient spray showers with timers, new seating areas, bike racks, a new fence, lighting, landscaping, subsurface stabilization and greenery.

McLaren Opens Office in Philadelphia

Jan. 7, 2019
McLaren Open Offices in Philadelphia

McLaren has opened a new office in Philadelphia! Our new location, along with our Lehigh Valley office, will support our growing roster of Philly-based projects and clients. McLaren’s most recent Philadelphia projects include renovations on the renowned Forrest Theatre, civil and structural engineering on Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, EOR and light gage metal framing work at the 1900 Arch Street residential complex, design of the “Phanatic” rock climbing wall at the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park stadium, and rigging for the kinetic sculpture at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

New Stage Rigging System for Historic St. Petersburg Coliseum

Jan. 2, 2019
New Stage Rigging System for Historic St. Petersburg Coliseum

McLaren is proud to help the historic St. Petersburg Coliseum, also known as “The Finest Ballroom in the South,” with the design of a new stage rigging system. The structure, which was originally built in 1924, now hosts banquets, concerts, plays, weddings, and special events. The new modern steel framed stage rigging system, with wire rope cables, replaced the Coliseum’s wood framed hemp rigging system. This new system is used to hoist stage battens supporting lighting and signs for events or to fly scenery for plays. McLaren was pleased to help the Coliseum bring in the New Year with its updated, safer, and more effective stage rigging system!

Blue Point Healthcare

Dec. 28, 2018
Blue Point Healthcare

McLaren recently worked with Blue Point Healthcare Center in Baltimore, Maryland to replace the water main supply line, providing civil engineering and surveying services for the building’s upgraded fire sprinkler system.

Disaster Recovery was his most Rememberable Project in his Career

Dec. 27, 2018
Disaster Recovery Was his most Rememberable Project in His Career

After a 45-year career, V. Douglas Platt, a senior structural engineer for our firm has retired. At his going-away party, Douglas talked about Superstorm Sandy, and how McLaren’s disaster recovery work  was a pivotal moment in his career. “We were the first people contacting and giving answers to the people affected by the storm,” said V. Douglas Platt. After the hurricane, Douglas spent the rest of his career engineering ways to address beachfront restoration, waterfront resiliency and plans to mitigate future storms.

Salvation Army Angle Tree – Doing The Most Good

Dec. 24, 2018

Our New Jersey and Baltimore offices came together to support the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program – collecting presents to give to over 100 underprivileged children this holiday season! The McLaren team is proud to support the spirit of giving, partnering with the Salvation Army to make everyone’s holidays a little brighter. Check out all the amazing gifts under the tree – including a new bike!

Event Safety Alliance’s 2018 Summit

Dec. 17, 2018
Event Safety Alliance’s 2018 Summit

McLaren’s Vice President and Entertainment Division Chief, William Gorlin, PE, SE and other structural engineering thought leaders recently participated on a panel at the Event Safety Alliance’s 2018 Summit held in Lititz, Pennsylvania. The panelists explained some of the key issues faced by engineers when working on live event structures. They discussed the collaboration of ‘where creativity and engineering meet,’ and how engineers work with creative designers to help safely create their visions. The panel then challenged the non-engineer audience to test their understanding of structures by constructing a wind resistant structure made out of marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti. Using artificial wind (created by a blow dryer operated by Gorlin), the attendees were able to see how high-wind forces affect structures when hit from various angles. It was a great hands-on learning experience for all!

McLaren Announces President-Elect

Dec. 14, 2018

Malcom G. McLaren, CEO and founder of McLaren Engineering Group, along with the Board of Directors, are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Billig, current Vice President and New York City Regional Director, to the position of President-Elect while Mal continues as CEO. Jeremy’s appointment follows the recent expansion to New Jersey, the addition of two other senior leaders and a board-driven growth plan for the company. More details to come in January, but we are excited about McLaren’s future and congratulate Jeremy on his new role!

McLaren Appointed Fire Commissioner and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Hall of Fame Inductee

Dec. 12, 2018
McLaren Appointed Fire Commissioner and Volunteer Fire & Rescue Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations Pete Mellits, P.E., LEED AP! In Prince George’s County, MD, Pete was recently appointed a County Fire Commissioner and inducted into their Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association Hall of Fame! Pete is the Site/Civil Manager in our Baltimore office and has used his expertise to help manage new and renovated fire stations across Maryland. We are proud to have your expertise and dedication on our team, Pete!