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!
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.
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’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:
|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||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|
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.