Facade +
Building envelope

FACADE ENGINEERING

Consultation, Design + Inspection

McLaren’s facade engineering services put focus on the entire building envelope – the largest, most important factor in the technical performance and overall aesthetic of any structure.

Built on a foundation of construction engineering knowledge and structural expertise, our firm uniquely understands the interdependence of building envelope elements throughout the project life-cycle. This custom approach helps our facade engineering team to best improve constructability, maximize energy efficiency, strengthen security and enhance architectural vision.

From building envelope consulting to facade design and final punch-list inspection, our industry leading engineers provide client-focused solutions for projects of every size, scope, material and complexity.

Services

Building Envelope Consulting

With a diverse portfolio of projects and knowledge of various material types, McLaren’s building envelope engineers provide consultation services with accurate and creative solutions. Our team of experts take into consideration the complexities associated with building movements, installation requirements, thermal and condensation performance, and installation sequencing to support superior building envelope functionality, constructability, and resiliency.

  • Design Support: Schematic Design, Design Development & Construction Documents
  • Bid Review & Construction Administration Support

Delegated Design + Specialty Glass Facade Engineering

The ability to solve complex challenges from all angles helps our team provide high-quality design and installation solutions. Through specialty analysis, state-of-the-art material research, design aesthetics, constructability, and client specifications our team has engineered curtain walls, feature walls, canopies, and specialty glass structures around the world.

Taking into account erection methods, durability, and maintenance, our facade engineers work collaboratively with our clients to provide innovative systems that last and meet all project goals.

Glass + Glazing

Our facade engineering team has the capability to recognize and respond to design and installation challenges with a unique staff of expert architects and engineers. Having worked on hundreds of projects including curtain walls, canopies and glass structures, we work collaboratively with clients to provide systems that last, deliver on all of the project’s goals, and take into account erection methods, durability, and maintenance.

  • Structural Glass
  • Glass Railings & Stairs
  • Skylights
  • Curtain Walls
  • Window Walls
  • Cable Walls
  • Blast Analysis
  • Thermal & Condensation Analysis

Metal Panels + Specialty Structures

The structural design possibilities of metal are endless, and when done correctly, can result in a beautiful aesthetic which is highly durable and low maintenance. From light gage metal framing, to intricate metal facades, to custom specialty structures, McLaren’s facade specialists understand the capabilities and challenges of working with various metal mediums and can provide a variety of services to complement any project.

  • Metal Panels
  • ACM & Honeycomb
  • Custom Stairs
  • Architectural Metals
  • Canopies
  • Waterproofing
  • Wind Screens
  • Shade Structures
  • Masonry Facades

Facade Inspection, Investigation + Remediation

By analyzing project-specific design details and performance requirements, our team performs building envelope inspection, investigation, and remediation services. With a unique knowledge of structural and construction engineering principles, along with the resources of a talented in-house surveying group, McLaren provides comprehensive support throughout the project lifecycle. We are also a Class I certified special inspection group for curtain wall and facade systems in New York City.

  • NYC BC 1704.10 Special Inspections
  • Leak Investigation
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Roofing Investigation
  • Recommendations for Remediation of Deficient Systems
  • SPRAT Certified Rope Inspection
  • Drone Inspection
  • Structural Waterproofing

Featured Facade Projects

McLaren’s facade and envelope engineering team has successfully undertaken hundreds of innovative projects for clients worldwide, from NYC to Dubai. Ranging from historic preservation work to the facade design of world-famous custom curtain walls, discover some of our most iconic work.

Moynihan Train Hall Glass + Metal Facade Elements, NYC
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
TWA Terminal to Hotel - Restored Airport Terminal
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Hayden Planetarium Glass Curtain Wall
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
560 Lexington Subway Station Glass Façade
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Goldman Sachs Canopy
Moynihan Train Hall
Post Houston
LaGuardia Airport Concourse B
15 Hudson Yards
NAIB Upland Tropical Rain Forest Exhibit
GETTY 239 TENTH AVENUE
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Hyatt Allentown West
Zaha Hadid 520 W. 28TH STREET
The High Line Monumental Stair
TWA Hotel
South Jersey Gas
HAYDEN PLANETARIUM
THE HOUSE AT CORNELL TECH
CAMDEN LAKE EOLA
Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel
Facade Inspection
560 LEXINGTON SUBWAY STATION
GOLDMAN SACHS CANOPY
Independence Blue Cross
BROOKLYN STEEL MUSIC VENUE
MOUNT SINAI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Colonie Center Mall Expansion
50 Hudson Yards
NEW CULTURAL CENTER
108 Chambers Street
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Moynihan Train Hall
Post Houston
LaGuardia Airport Concourse B
15 Hudson Yards
NAIB Upland Tropical Rain Forest Exhibit
GETTY 239 TENTH AVENUE
 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Hyatt Allentown West
Zaha Hadid 520 W. 28TH STREET
The High Line Monumental Stair
TWA Hotel
South Jersey Gas
HAYDEN PLANETARIUM
 THE HOUSE AT CORNELL TECH
CAMDEN LAKE EOLA
Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel
Facade Inspection
560 LEXINGTON SUBWAY STATION
GOLDMAN SACHS CANOPY
Independence Blue Cross
BROOKLYN STEEL MUSIC VENUE
MOUNT SINAI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Colonie Center Mall Expansion
50 Hudson Yards
NEW CULTURAL CENTER
108 Chambers Street
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