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Investigation + Litigation Support
Malcolm G. McLaren, PE, SECB - Forensic Engineering
McLaren, PE

Forensic Engineering Lead & Chairman of the Board


Skilled in a diverse range of technical disciplines, McLaren’s forensic engineering experts are renowned for investigating, analyzing, reporting, and presenting evidence nationwide. Our firm has been at the center of some of the most well-known collapses, failures, accidents, disputes, and deficiencies.

Headed by Executive Chairman of the Board and Founder, Malcolm McLaren, PE, our forensic engineering division is focused on investigating the root cause of an incident, analyzing who or what is responsible, and identifying what can be done to mitigate reoccurrence.

In addition to our standard forensic investigation services, our firm offers full litigation support. Our services include detailed analyses using in-house high-tech capabilities, development of narrative reports, demonstrative evidence support, and expert witness testimony.

Malcolm G. McLaren, PE, SECB - Forensic Engineering
McLaren, PE

Forensic Engineering Lead & Chairman of the Board

Litigation Support

McLaren’s technical expertise, cutting-edge capabilities, and trustworthy reputation has enabled us to provide unparalleled litigation support services. Our in-house expert engineers range in technical disciplines, allowing us to provide high-quality investigation, analysis, litigation support, reports, demonstrative evidence, and expert testimony. Using cutting-edge investigative capabilities and graphic modeling applications, McLaren finds the cause of an incident, analyzes who/what is responsible, and identifies what can be done to mitigate reoccurrence.

Litigation Support Services

Investigations + Condition Assessments

Our inspection teams included P.E. divers, rope access facade investigators, drone operators, and engineering experts skilled in nearly every discipline.

Structural Inspection and Investigation

Conducting investigations to determine the cause and origin of structural collapses, failures, damages, and defects, our expert forensic engineers are experienced in all structure types. From residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial structures to bridges, railways, and infrastructure, we prepare clear, concise, cohesive, and accurate reports.

Geotechnical Engineering Services

Our geotechnical engineers specialize in analyzing the behavior of earthen materials and how they interact with man-made elements such as foundations, flatwork, and pipelines. Forensic geotechnical investigations involve the analysis of a claim through site condition observation, inspections, analysis, and testing. Geotechnical investigations serve to provide a scientific root-cause analysis to support litigation claims.

Surveying Services at McLaren Engineering Group

Whether by land, water or air, our team can examine any failure, accident scene or collapse with the most advanced capabilities to find the cause of an incident. McLaren’s Geomatics team offers state-of-the-art technology that ranges from traditional land surveys to high tech 3D scanning (LiDAR), aerial drone surveys, geohazard surveys, hydrographic surveys, reality capture, and multibeam mapping.

Crane Collapses

From crane collapses to connection failures, site accidents to materials failure, we determine the root cause of any construction accident. With a team of specialized construction engineers who understand the intricacies of large infrastructure projects to buildings and specialty structures, providing unsurpassed forensic support.

NYS Canals Marine Inspection, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

With a robust reputation in the maritime industry, McLaren’s distinctive forensic offerings include a team of PE divers, a fleet of inspection boats, and marine engineers that can provide responsive investigation services. With the latest equipment and inspection capabilities, we provide innovative analysis whether it be a maritime forensic consultation or complex litigation.

City of Laurel Trail before On-Call Civil Engineering services were provided

With a unique understanding of roads, sidewalks, underground utilities, foundations, and stormwater systems, our forensic engineers provide clients with top-notch civil analysis. From slip and falls to traffic accidents, McLaren can provide detailed narrative reports, code compliance analysis, easy to understand demonstrative exhibits, and export testimony.

Forensic Engineering

Our forensic expertise is backed by McLaren Engineering Group’s vast experience.

Years of
Applied Ingenuity

From slip-and-falls to the nation’s most infamous cases, McLaren has successfully undertaken hundreds of forensic projects for lawyers, insurance companies, and government agencies. 

Types of Forensic Experience

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