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!
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!
Are you a Senior Bridge Engineer in the NYC area looking to bridge the gap? McLaren is hiring! We are looking for a professional engineer to lead projects of various sizes and complexity.
Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, will open a new $75 million Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center next fall! McLaren engineered the steel egress stairs, railings, and interior glass guardrail systems for the construction of the college’s largest capital project, and had a hand in assisting the steel team with the sleek monumental staircase.
McLaren worked with Scottsdale Arts to help engineer a large, outdoor art exhibit above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, AZ. The display, created by Choi + Shine Architects, consists of hand-crocheted lace ribbons suspended in midair. McLaren provided structural and rigging engineering services and worked closely with the project architects, project rigger (Hannon Rigging & Production) and the owner to develop catenary and tensioned cable supports to suspend the “flowing, gravity defying” art exhibit. The firm engineered the design with sufficient strength and bracing to resist self-weight, rainwater and wind. The exhibit recently opened to the public.
“The movement of the wind and water through time has carved out a giant land art, the state of Arizona. No other place has such breathtaking and overwhelming natural beauty that continues to evolve. The project aims to capture this dynamic fluidity and continuity at a monumental scale, expressing the forces of creation as an underlying power of this place, a majestic artwork in itself, Arizona.” – Choi+Shine Architects
Mark your calendars! The 16th annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO will be held on Sunday, March 31st at White Plains High School, NY. The tri-states’ largest hands-on engineering event for middle and high school students aims to recruit, inform and enlighten students to discover all that engineering has to offer.
McLaren’s Georgia office has recently completed a number of significant and diverse projects, including structural engineering design at Miller Theater in Augusta, and energy dissipation and structural calculation at the Island Expressway over the Wilmington River. The firm also completed work at Georgia Tech and for the Georgia Aquarium AT&T Dolphin Celebration show! Fun fact: McLaren’s team in Georgia helped engineer a 30,000-pound wrecking ball swinging from a crane for a movie set. It was exciting to see our work appear in a high-grossing movie scene!
The New York State Thruway Authority completed the first phase of the Yonkers Toll Plaza all electronic cashless tolling conversion project, just in time for Thanksgiving holiday traffic! This first part of this project included the implantation of the electronic toll collection equipment and associated road improvements. The remaining phases, which will be completed in the coming months, will include the toll plaza removal and the establishment of a high speed roadway. As the lead design firm our Albany, New York City and New Jersey offices collaborated providing design, project management, and construction support services.
Junior and senior members of the McLaren team recently participated in an engineering workshop, hosted by the Rockland chapters of The American Association of University Women (AAUA) and the New York Society of Professional Engineers (NYSPE) for select High School students. McLaren panelists discussed recent marine and structural projects and shared advice to students interested in engineering. We were honored to be a part of the event, raising STEM awareness.
Progress continues on the event center expansion at Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, MD! McLaren drew upon previous experience working on performance venues and theaters to engineer a state-of-the-art flexible theater grid and rigging system for this premier entertainment destination. To accommodate the need for a completely column-free performance space, McLaren designed a truss-supported system for the roof, VIP balcony and theatrical grid, accommodating 180-foot spans. This latest addition complements the new 17-story luxury hotel tower.