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.
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.
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.
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.
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 architects and facade engineers understand the capabilities and challenges of working with various metal mediums and can provide a variety of services to complement any project.
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.
Jeremy Billig, PE
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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.