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Crane
Engineering

Crane
Engineering

From planning to permitting and placement, our industry leading construction engineering team offers full-service crane engineering support.

Jon Skinner, PE - VP of Construction Engineering at McLaren Engineering Group
Jon Skinner, PE
Vice President
Construction Engineering

From planning to permitting and placement, our industry leading construction engineering team offers full-service crane engineering support.

With an expert operational understanding of cranes and a technical mastery of engineering, we can best provide our clients planning, inspection, installation design, site safety, pick plans, rigging support, and more. Additionally, we offer peer review for all types of crane and hoist drawings and calculations, as well as cocoon analysis.

Our crane engineers specialize in:

Mobile Cranes

Hydraulic and Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes

Tower Cranes (Favco, Potain, Leibherr, and Wolfkran

Derricks (Stiff-leg and Guy)

McLaren has a reputation for innovative solutions, we help clients overcome constraints, stay on schedule, and work within budget for projects of every configuration, size, and complexity.

With an expert operational understanding of cranes and a technical mastery of engineering, we can best provide our clients planning, inspection, installation design, site safety, pick plans, rigging support, and more. Additionally, we offer peer review for all types of crane and hoist drawings and calculations, as well as cocoon analysis.

Our crane engineers specialize in:

Mobile Cranes

Hydraulic and Lattice Boom Crawler Cranes

Tower Cranes (Favco, Potain, Leibherr, and Wolfkran

Derricks (Stiff-leg and Guy)

McLaren has a reputation for innovative solutions, we help clients overcome constraints, stay on schedule, and work within budget for projects of every configuration, size, and complexity.

Service

Crane Plans +
Peer Reviews

From development of crane plans to peer review and placement, we offer complete, code compliant plans that consider all aspects of the intended pick.

By carefully analyzing crane location, clearance issues, rigging designs, outrigger reactions, soil bearing capacities and crane mat design, the team provides crane plans for every step of a lift project.

A full-spectrum approach examines logistics, constructability, and means and methods to help expedite crane placements.

In the video above, a McLaren engineer gives detailed insight into our crane plans and erection sequencing work.

Crane Plans Featured Project

2440 Fulton Street was a public-private partnership project that presented unique design and construction challenges due to an existing Long Island Railroad  tunnel framing directly under the center of the new structure.

The phased approach required a series of three crane plans issued by McLaren – one for erection of the “East” side steel, one for erection of a bulk of the “West” side steel, and finally a smaller crane for erection of remaining (‘leave-out’) steel on the West side of the building. Though not operating simultaneously, all crane plans were developed to work in conjunction with one another while meeting the tight site constraints and challenging logistics presented by the existing tunnel.

Service

Crane
Inspections

With a knowledge of codes and regulations, our team offers crane engineering inspection services to help ensure safety and mitigate construction site risks.

Onsite crane inspections include detailed analysis of site conditions, any modifications to base and existing structures, footings, foundations, and any support elements.

Service

Crane Permitting +
Expediting With NYC DOB

Our crane permitting team can help expedite quicker reviews and approvals to keep construction work on schedule.

We are well versed and experienced in plan requirements and permitting processes with most governing agencies (i.e. NYCDOB, NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NJDOT, MTA, MNR, AMTRAK, etc.).

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Services

Crane Selection, Placement + Pick Plans

Logistics Planning

Assembly/Disassembly Plans

Imposed Load Analysis

Feasibility Analysis

Foundation Design

Load Test Procedures

Global Building Stability Analysis

Featured

Crane Engineering
News + Projects

Out of the box thinking is what enables our crane engineering team to overcome even the challenging project constraints. Some of our approaches may seem unconventional, but each crane engineering project is scrutinized for the best means and methods.

An Innovative Feat of Crane Engineering

A monumental crane lift to support Tiffany & Co.’s iconic flagship retail store renovation took place at the historic 1940 Art Moderne building on Fifth Avenue.

One of our most iconic crane projects is the 2021 International TopLift winner, Tiffany & Co vertical expansion crane lift. Taking space, time, and budget into consideration, McLaren’s construction team turned to unconventional methods of crane engineering to figure out how to work within NYC’s tight building space constraints. The solution was as iconic as the retail brand itself: a crane would pick up another crane in order to deposit it atop the Tiffany & Co. building in the heart of Midtown.

During the pre-bid process, we worked with our client vetting geometry and capacity checks for the cranes and then a preliminary look into building reserve capacity. In the end, our solution to place the LTM 1130 crane on top of the roof by leveraging a 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1500 all-terrain crane, was the best solution.

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