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Construction Engineering

McLaren’s Construction Engineering division is an industry leader providing innovative solutions to successfully take projects from procurement to completion. Supporting construction needs of every size, scope, and complexity, our expert staff provides a diverse line of custom services including crane engineering, permitting, rigging solutions, designs of temporary supports, bracing, and construction sequencing for both new and renovation projects.

From large infrastructure projects to buildings and specialty structures, our firm can determine the most optimal and cost-effective engineering solutions by assisting with means and methods of construction, planning, logistics, and project management for building projects across the country. This ensures jobs stay on time and within budget while providing the best solutions from the ground up.

We also offer the conventional design of steel structures and connections in addition to providing Specialty Structural Engineering Services (SSE) for delegated design elements.

Services

Crane Engineering

McLaren’s Construction Engineering team offers full-service crane engineering services, from planning and plan/calculation preparation to in-house expediting to handle all filing and permitting needs (NYC CN Applications).

Whether it be the need to develop a new crane plan or a peer review of a plan prepared by another firm, our team brings the requisite expertise needed to ensure your crane plans are complete, code compliant, and have considered all aspects of the intended pick. As such we take into account crane placement and configuration, pick loads and center of gravities, pick criteria and radius, geometry and clearances, outrigger reactions and track pressures and corresponding dunnage/cribbing design, rigging criteria/specs and design needs, and project schedule and constraints.

In addition, our crane engineering experience with plan requirements and permitting processes with governing agencies (i.e. NYCDOB, NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NJDOT, MTA, MNR, AMTRAK, etc.) results in quicker reviews and approvals.

  • Mobile Cranes
  • Hydraulic & Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes
  • Tower Cranes (Favco, Potain, Leibherr, Wolfkran & more)
  • Derricks (Stiff-leg & Guy)
  • Peer Reviews
  • Inspections
  • Permitting with NYC DOB
  • Imposed Load Analysis

Rigging + Heavy Lifts

Our team of construction experts offer complete rigging solutions to service material and equipment handling needs, from shop to field installation. Beyond the design and check of a sling or shackle, we can develop step-by-step sequential drawings to illustrate the movement and/or transfer of a load throughout the rigging and installation process.  Each project takes into account piece geometry, field constraints, and all loading conditions.

  • Mechanical & Rooftop Equipment Rigging
  • Long-Span & Curved Girder Rigging
  • Custom & Off-The-Shelf Spreader Beam & Lifting
  • Skate & Roller Systems
  • Load Transfers (i.e. crane hook to interior gantry’s or slide skates)
  • Interior/Enclosed Space Rigging
  • Hydraulic Gantrys & Slide Rails
  • Counterweighted Picks to Handle Eccentric Pick/Drop Points
  • Self-Propelled Modular Trailer (SPMT) Plans

Steel Connection

Connections between structural members are a critical part of any steel structure and their proper treatment is an essential component of safety and cost. Our construction engineering division has intuitive knowledge of how a system will transmit loads, loads paths, and a deep understanding of structural mechanics to provide both safe and economical designs.

Steel connection design for structural steel projects includes standard shear connections, non-standards connections, moment connections, bracing, trusses, high seismic, and custom specialty conditions.  McLaren’s unparalleled experience is the foundation for developing and delivering the most economical, safe, and structurally efficient connections.

  • Standard Shear
  • Non-Standard Shear
  • Moment
  • Axial
  • Splices
  • Heavy Trusses
  • Braced Frames
  • Retrofits & Reinforcing of Existing
  • Existing Beam Reconnection
  • Hardened Structures & Blast Mitigation Design Connections
  • High Seismic (R > 3)
  • Specialty Conditions
  • Pre-Detailing Assistance
  • Value Engineering

Miscellaneous Metals + Delegated Design

We provide Specialty Structural Engineering Services (SSE) for a wide array of standalone miscellaneous metals and delegated design items. With constant pressures on construction costs, schedules, and fees, Structural Engineers of Records (SEoR) are required to do more with less and look for ways to shed design scope.  This has resulted in moving away from the more typical and straightforward design-bid-build environment of the past. As such, bringing on an SSE in the early stages of the project has never been more critical in project success.

Today, SEoR’s are delegating more design items than ever before. This includes secondary structural elements (stairs, guardrail, davits, elevator rails, cladding, etc.) as well as primary structural elements (steel joists, metal deck, precast concrete, etc.).  Unfortunately, this places a large burden on the miscellaneous fabricator which may not be transparent on the construction documents. McLaren’s construction engineering division has developed a sound reputation for producing quality, knowledgeable, and efficient end product in the design of delegated design items.

  • Standard Stairs
  • Monumental Stairs
  • Ladders
  • Vanities
  • Guardrails
  • Signs
  • Davits
  • Architectural Metals

Shoring

From infrastructure, bridges, and buildings projects to renovation work, construction often requires the need for temporary shoring and support. Our team of construction engineers has experience in all facets of shoring and structural lifting. With a construction mindset and an understanding of best field practices, our team stands out in the industry for developing solutions that are practical, efficient, and cost-effective.

  • Bridge Shoring (Erection, Demo, Bearing & Seat Repairs/Replacements)
  • Shoring of Excavation (SOE)
  • Column Transfers/Removals
  • Structural Lifting & Load Transfers
  • Hydraulic Jacking
  • Shore, Cut & Reconnects (SCR)
  • Underpinning
  • Masonry Shoring, Needle Beams & Lintels
  • Concrete Construction Shoring & Reshoring

Construction Logistics

As projects become more complex and challenging year after year, getting from point A to point Z  is no longer a trivial task – even on the smallest of projects. McLaren can provide engineering support for a multitude of services to ensure projects are built in an efficient, safe, and stable manner across all phases.

  • Erection Engineering
  • Truss Erection Sequencing
  • Sequencing of Construction
  • Temporary Stability
  • Means & Methods
  • Demo Plans (NYC DMO Plans)
  • NYC Permitting & Expediting
  • Pre-Bid Consulting & Value Engineering

Temporary Structures + Site Safety

Keeping the public safe is the primary tenet of the engineering profession. Our construction division can provide a wide array of services to keep both the general public and site workers safe during the development of any project.

  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Means of Egress
  • Fences

SERVICES

Crane Engineering

 Rigging + Heavy Lifts

 Steel Connection

 Miscellaneous Metals + Delegated Design

 Shoring

 Construction Logistics

Temporary Structures + Site Safety

Team Contact

Jon Skinner, PE Vice President - Construction Engineering

Jon Skinner, PE
Vice President – Construction Engineering

Jon Skinner is a construction engineering leader, revolutionizing the industry through a wide array of complex projects. His approach to providing innovative, cost-effective, and time-efficient solutions spans each phase of development.

Have general questions or want to discuss a new project? Message us! 

Expert Insights

Monumental Stairs Vibration Serviceability

Coastal Temporary Shoring at St. Pete Pier

The Latest

Contest ⬪ TopLift Finalist – Vote Tiffany Crane

Cranes ⬪ Article From Vice President of Construction Engineering: When Cranes Fly Tiffany & Co.

Conference ⬪ NASCC American Institute of Steel Construction Speakers

Development ⬪ TSX Times Square

Infrastructure ⬪ Wittpenn Nearing Completion

Brochure Downloads

McLaren’s construction engineering team has successfully undertaken hundreds of innovative projects for clients nationwide.

Discover some of our most iconic construction engineering work from NYC to Florida and everywhere in between.

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ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY RIVER BUILDING
Tiffany & Co. Flagship Retail Store
Wittpenn Bridge
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
ST. PETE PIER
TSX BROADWAY
31st Street Bridge
Greenpoint Landing
Fordham University Thebaud Hall
Luxury Condo 251 West 14th Street
Heavy Solar Transformer Move
PULASKI SKYWAY
SPENCE SCHOOL
BANYAN COVE
TILCON ROCK CRUSHING STATION
53W53 MoMA Tower
LIRR POST AVENUE
INMAR HEADQUARTERS
ACE HOTEL
WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON
BATTERY PARK FERRY TERMINAL
BUNDLED BRIDGES DESIGN-BUILD
LIVE! HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER MARYLAND
Public School Pre-K-8
JPMorgan Chase Skybridge
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ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY RIVER BUILDING
Tiffany & Co. Flagship Retail Store
Wittpenn Bridge
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
ST. PETE PIER
TSX BROADWAY
31st Street Bridge
Greenpoint Landing
Fordham University Thebaud Hall
Luxury Condo 251 West 14th Street
Heavy Solar Transformer Move
PULASKI SKYWAY
SPENCE SCHOOL
BANYAN COVE
TILCON ROCK CRUSHING STATION
53W53 MoMA Tower
LIRR POST AVENUE
INMAR HEADQUARTERS
ACE HOTEL
WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON
BATTERY PARK FERRY TERMINAL
BUNDLED BRIDGES DESIGN-BUILD
LIVE! HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER MARYLAND
Public School Pre-K-8
JPMorgan Chase Skybridge
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Engineering Specialists

Eric Helt

PE

CRANES, RIGGING, BRIDGE SHORING

Janelle Hall

PE

MISC. METALS + TEMPORARY STRUCTURES

Kyle Gilbert

PE

CONNECTIONS + CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS

Bryan Peiffer

ERECTION + BUILDING SHORING

Alexis Rosner

Expeditor

Eric Helt
PE

CRANES, RIGGING, BRIDGE SHORING

Janelle Hall
PE

MISC. METALS + TEMPORAY STRUCTURES

Kyle Gilbert
PE

CONNECTIONS + CONSTRUCTION LOGSITICS

Bryan Peiffer

ERECTION ENGINEERING + BUILDING SHORING

Alexis Rosner

EXPEDITOR