McLaren’s website was awarded The Best in Digital + UX Design by Graphic Design USA. Thank you Think Studio, Arturan and Violet PR for helping us create this award winning site!
McLaren’s Post Avenue Bridge Replacement project was named 2018 Project of the Year by the Long Island Branch of the ASCE recently. McLaren helped replace the $9.7M railroad bridge in Westbury, Long Island with design-build partner Halmar International, and team members LiRo and HDR. The new bridge was replaced in 36 hours with self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs), increased roadway clearance, and made room for the planned third track. Another McLaren Project, LIRR Jamaica Station, won the same award in 2006.
McLaren recently inspected the glass and glazing and structural framing for the custom roof structure at the Dockland Light Rail (DLR) Canary Wharf station in London, England. This was part of an on-going program that McLaren has been supporting for nearly 30 years. McLaren engineered the roof structure back in the 1990’s. This inspection required rope-access climbing by McLaren staff along with the assistance of a 220-foot boom truck. The on-going and rigorous inspection program has helped maintain this iconic structure’s integrity and appearance.
20 Tony Awards went to Broadway shows McLaren helped engineer! McLaren’s renowned Entertainment Engineering division provided consulting services for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Band’s Visit, Carousel, Once on This Island and SpongeBob SquarePants. Congratulations to these shows and to all those whose talent contributed to this admirable achievement! Read the complete list of awards presented, at this weekend’s 72nd annual Tony Awards, in the New York Times.
Congratulations McLaren Survey team and Survey Crew Chief, Jim Donnelly for winning the Life of a Surveyor photo contest! Jim’s winning photo was selected from over a hundred entries and is featured on the May/June 2018 Cover of The Empire State Surveyor. While standing on the edge of 118 Fulton Street, a 67-story building in NYC during a derrick crane inspection, Jim noticed the angle of the crane and One World Trade Center directly behind him, and asked Instrument Operator, Christopher Huslinger to take a photo. “It came out better than I thought,” said Jim!
A big thank you to the Corning Museum of Glass for making a special McLaren stop of the GlassBarge in Nyack! Monday’s celebration featured glass blowing demonstrations, live music and tours of the historic sailing canal barge Lois McClure. McLaren is a proud partner and excited to have contributed entertainment and marine engineering to the project. The GlassBarge is touring though September.
A year ago, NYC Ferry launched the Rockaway and East River routes! McLaren is proud to be a part of this initiative that creates an affordable, efficient way to link city residents and commuters by water. It’s been a very exciting year for NYC Ferry and there’s much more to come!
McLaren was honored to provide the civil engineering services for Battery Park’s new monument walk – which features 24 memorials of explorers, defenders and inventors! Members of the McLaren team attended the John Wolfe Ambrose Monument rededication ceremony, for the Irish American that helped NYC to become one of the greatest sea ports in the world. McLaren is proud of our work in Battery Park that includes the SeaGlass Carousel, a comfort station, a ferry terminal, a bikeway and now the monument walk.
The ASCE Lower Hudson Valley Branch is hosting their 15th Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 20th. The dinner will include the presentation of awards to this year’s industry nominees and scholarship recipients, as well as the 2018‐2019 officers installation including McLaren’s very own Mal McLaren as Vice President and Bill McCarthy as Director.
John B. Jervis Award (Engineer of the Year Award) – Jamey Barbas, PE, Project Director for the New NY Bridge Project with the New York State Thruway Authority
William A. Welch Award (Engineer in Government Award) – James Moran, PE, City Engineer/Deputy Commissioner with the City of New Rochelle
Tappan Zee Award (Large Project of the Year Award) – The New NY Bridge Project
Ward House Award (Small Project of the Year Award) – Sleepy Hollow Water Tank
McLaren was just awarded another 3-year on-call contract with the Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District in California! McLaren is proud to have served the county with engineering and underwater inspection services since 2012.