Blog/Events

Volunteering at Lehigh University

Apr. 18, 2018

Employees from our Pennsylvania office volunteered to describe construction engineering to students in Lehigh University’s Master Engineering Program. “It was an honor and a pleasure to visit my alma mater and interact with the students in the Master of Engineering program”, said Janelle Hall, P.E., Structural Engineer. “Seeing the students so engaged was exciting.”

Green Infrastructure in Newly Opened NYC Parks

Apr. 17, 2018

McLaren recently engineered a variety of stormwater management features for three NYC community parks, as part of a larger $24M park renovation project! McLaren is proud to be a part of the green infrastructure design practices to reduce stormwater runoff to NYCDEP’s Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) at Hilltop Playground in Brooklyn, Lyons Square Playground in the Bronx and Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground in Manhattan.

Phanatic’s Rock Climbing Wall

Apr. 11, 2018

The Phanatic’s Rock Climbing Wall opened Thursday for the Philadelphia Phillies home opener. Game goers can now climb to the top of Philadelphia buildings with the Phanatic! McLaren worked with Climbzone to design and analyze the climbing wall’s structural steel frame and connection to the stadium. McLaren produced construction and permit documents, confirmed load conditions for climbers and the wind, and certified the ride was manufactured in conformance with ASTM F24 Standards on Amusement Rides and Devices. Rock on!

Paul Smith College Career Fair

Apr. 10, 2018

McLaren recently talked to students at Paul Smith College’s annual spring career fair. Located in the Adirondack Mountains, McLaren team members talked with future graduates about the many outdoor career opportunities our surveying division could provide.

Opening Day was a Home Run

Apr. 6, 2018

Last week McLaren celebrated MLB’s Opening Day in our Maryland, West Nyack and Pennsylvania offices. Sporting some of our favorite team wear with a live ball game in the background, our offices had hot dogs, hamburgers and cracker jacks to pitch off the season. It may have been a rainy day but that didn’t “dampen” our spirits from having fun celebrating opening day, said JoAnne Giordano, Executive Secretary Assistant.

2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference

Apr. 5, 2018
April 11-13, 2018
Booth 2201
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

McLaren will be among the 270 exhibitors at The Steel Conference on April 11-13, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. At our booth, we will showcase some of our flagship construction engineering projects and outline our 41 years of innovative engineering experience in building and bridge construction. McLaren offers professional construction design services in:

  • Complex and Typical Connection Design
  • Hardened Structures and Blast Mitigation Connections
  • Construction Shoring Means and Methods
  • Demolition and Erection Plans
  • Miscellaneous Metals
  • Mobile/Crawler/Tower Crane Installations
  • Lift Plans
  • Rigging Design
  • Support of Excavation
  • Temporary Shoring and Jacking Procedures

McLaren’s Baltimore Inner Harbor Experience. McLaren has worked in Baltimore Inner Harbor for 30 years! Our Baltimore office is centrally located on Pier 4 with Hard Rock Cafe, and across the street from the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

The Conference Dinner will be held at Power Plant Live! on Thursday, April 12th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. McLaren is proud of our work that helped build this great venue. From designing the support framing system for the roof over the event venue, to stormwater culvert investigation services, to the foundation system for the Beer Garden – McLaren is looking forward to mingling with you in the house that we helped build.

National Surveyors Week Photo Contest

Apr. 3, 2018

For National Surveyors Week, the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors hosted a Day in the Life of a Surveyor photo contest. McLaren surveyors submitted pictures of them in the field to help showcase the broad spectrum of land surveying. The contest winner will have their picture featured on the cover of Empire State Surveyor! Good luck to all the contestants!

NYC Waffles Day

Mar. 30, 2018

McLaren’s NYC office had a sweet start to spring with their 3rd annual Vaffledagen – Waffles Day!

Restoring Firehouses in the City of Yonkers

Mar. 28, 2018

McLaren is helping the City of Yonkers restore their historic fire stations. Working closely with the City, McLaren is providing repair details that are sensitive to the historic appearance of the five stations while still providing safe and code-compliant resolutions to any deteriorated conditions. Services include structural and geotechnical engineering, façade inspection, exterior envelope restoration for barrier from environmental factors, remediation plans and design repairs for the rehabilitation of the roof and masonry facades of these fire houses built between 1916 and 1958.

Calling All LHV Middle School and High School Students – 2018 Engineering EXPO

Mar. 27, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
White Plains High School
550 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605Student Registration

Calling all Lower Hudson Valley middle school and high school students to join the Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo, Inc. – at its 2018 Engineering EXPO on Sunday, April 15th, from 11am to 3:30pm at White Plains High School, 550 North Street, White Plains, New York. Chances are whatever you do today, an engineer had a role in it. Help get students excited about how engineering impacts what we eat, how we work/play/learn, to how we travel, communicate and stay healthy.