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West Side Stormwater Parking Lot at the Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland Event Center

Feb. 13, 2019

McLaren converted a 1 million-gallon stormwater pond into the first tiered underground storage and water quality facility. The project mitigated environmental impacts, while reclaiming the land for additional surface parking at the new Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland Event Center. Over 5,000 linear feet of 10-foot perforated Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) controls the 100-year stormwater system, while a series of weirs and orifices provide routing to the 2-foot CMP water quality facility stacked beneath. The new facility mitigates the environmental impacts of the overall development by doubling the volume of stormwater treated, and protecting the downstream waterways by reducing discharge rates. The facility was tested throughout 2018 with a record-breaking 72 inch rainfall and functioned properly under historic rainfalls that led to 1,000-year storm conditions, demonstrating the success of thoughtful engineering design. Read more about the underground system.

McLaren Announces Additional Board Certified Port Engineer

Feb. 12, 2019
McLaren Announces Additional Board Certified Port Engineer

Please join us in recognizing McLaren team member Porang Deljoui, Ph.D., P.Eng., D.PE. for receiving his board certification in Port Engineering (D.PE) through the ASCE Academy of Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Navigation Engineers. Porang joins McLaren’s Director of Marine Engineering, Stephen A. Famularo, P.E., D.PE, in holding this highest level of post-license board certification offered in civil engineering.  McLaren is committed to the continued professional development of our staff and is looking forward to support other marine staff in achieving this distinct honor.

We are Hiring – Senior Bridge Engineer

Feb. 7, 2019
We are Hiring – Senior Bridge Engineer

We are now hiring a Senior Bridge Engineer in the NYC metro! Our ideal candidate has over 10 years’ experience in railroad, highway and pedestrian bridge design and has a passion for solving complex problems.

Future City Competition – Powering Our Future

Feb. 6, 2019
2018-2019 Future City Competition - Powering Our Future

As engineers we often wonder – how can we make the world a better place? Senior Marine Project Manager, Matt McCarty, PE, SE recently volunteered as a mentor for the 2018-2019 Future City competition, themed ‘Powering Our Future.’ At the state-wide competition, held at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Matt demonstrated how buildings react to earthquakes in the ‘meet the professional’ room, and also mentored a team from Corpus Christi Middle School. Students across the country were tasked with building an ideal futuristic American city, applying math and science concepts to solve real-world issues. McLaren is proud to support this non-profit organization dedicated to educating middle schoolers about teamwork, problem solving and creating a livable tomorrow.

“It felt good to see kids demonstrate their limitless ideas about the future,” said Matt McCarty, McLaren Engineering Group. “At the shake table demo, I was able to show over 200 students how buildings react to earthquakes. The team I mentored was engaged, and asked smart questions. It was exciting to see what they built.”

2018 McLaren Awards

Feb. 5, 2019
2018 McLaren Awards

McLaren is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 employee recognition awards. Thank you to our team for all of its contributions and hard work that help make McLaren a success.

Service Awards
30 Years of Service: Sidney Richardson
25 Years of Service: Daniel Korkosz
15 Years of Service: Candace Audisio / Chris Leung, LEED, AP
10 Years of Service: Ron Javer / Donna Murray / Jon Skinner, PE
5 Years of Service: Anand Agarwal, PE / Lawrence Bennett, PE / Bart Breisch / Edward Chiu / Luke Crawford / Cassandra Dutt / Bill Green / Amanda Hickman / Johanne Jean-Louis / Ryan Lupero / Joseph Motisi / Daniel Rachal, PE / Haseebullah Sayed, PE / Christine Smith, PE / Larissa Torres

Merit Awards
President’s Award: Stephen Famularo, PE, D.PE
Rookie of the Year: Leo Byron
Team Player Award: Annette Lucke
Spirit of McLaren Award: Theresa Ritter
Award for Innovation: Kody Viele
Think Like an Owner Award: Patrick Doliber, PE
Award for Multidisciplinary Excellence: Melissa Carey
Client Hero Award: Stephanie Richmond, PE
Business Development Award: Eric Helt, PE
“Applied Ingenuity” Award: IT Department
Project Management Award: Brendan Kelly, PE
Project of The Year: Live! Hotel and Conference Center
Group Award: NJ “Move Crew”

2019 Moles’ Annual Awards Dinner

Jan. 30, 2019
2019 Moles’ Annual Awards Dinner

Our team was pleased to attend the Moles’ Annual Awards Dinner. The Moles created this event to highlight the leading and innovative thinkers within the heavy construction industry. Congratulations to Mr. Joseph Malandro and Dr. Moujalli Hourani for their Excellence in Construction Awards. McLaren Engineering Group board member, Lt. General Dennis Hejlik, delivered the keynote address at the black-tie dinner. McLaren’s founder and CEO, Mal McLaren is a proud member of the Moles, and committed to the mission “…to promote the interests of the heavy construction industry and better acquaintance among the Construction Professionals engaged in the heavy construction industry.” Read more about the speakers and award winners.

Structural Engineer Mentors Students in Robotics Competition

Jan. 29, 2019
Tappan Zee High School international high school robotics competition

Tappan Zee High School, in Orangeburg, NY kicked off the school’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition. The program is an international high school robotics competition that aims to give students real-world engineering experience in a fun and collaborative environment. Brenna Henry, a junior structural engineer at McLaren, is volunteering at her alma mater mentoring the team every week until the competition in March.

Snake Hill Road Bridge Reconstruction

Jan. 25, 2019
Snake Hill Road Bridge Reconstruction

McLaren is engineering the reconstruction of a bridge over the CSX train tracks on Snake Hill Road in West Nyack, NY. Tasked with designing a new superstructure and rehabilitating the substructure to have a 50-year service life, McLaren will provide preliminary and final bridge design and construction inspection services for this roadway. Working within a limited time frame, McLaren provided recommendations for alternative bridge types and uncovered the need to increase the vertical clearance over the railroad. We are currently developing final engineering design and preparing contract documents utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques for this critical infrastructure upgrade in New York State.

McLaren provides Underwater Inspections on Growing Industrial Port

Jan. 17, 2019
McLaren provides underwater inspections on one of the fastest growing industrial ports

McLaren recently completed underwater inspection services at the Port of Stockton, located in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Our firm was able to assess the current condition of over 940 timber piles supporting a high-level platform within this inland deep-water port. We were pleased to provide engineering services for one of the fastest growing industrial ports in the U.S.

Architects League of Northern New Jersey

Jan. 16, 2019
Architects League of Northern New Jersey

Congratulations to Senior Architect, Daniel Chung, AIA, and other members of the ALNNJ, for being inducted to the Board of Trustees at Saturday’s awards dinner. For the next 3 years, Daniel will be active in the Architects League of Northern New Jersey, a chapter within the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

“I take great pride in being a part of the AIA and helping further its mission of putting a voice to the architecture profession and serving as a resource for its members in its service to society,” said Dan. “Serving on the ALNNJ Board of Trustees will certainly open my eyes to more of the inner workings of the organization on a local/state/national level and how it is run. A healthier architecture profession will not only reap benefits for the construction industry but for the wellbeing of all communities. And while my role may be small for now, I am excited by the prospect of doing what I can in helping achieve this goal.”