McLaren’s utility transmission infrastructure services integrate the knowledge and skill of a multidisciplinary team to provide custom services for the inspection, analysis, survey, design, upgrade, and rehabilitation of transmission structures for our energy clients.

transmission structureExpert structural and civil teams collaborate with in-house surveyors, project managers, geotechnical engineers, and transmission structure specialists to successfully deliver effective, efficient, and resilient solutions on time and within budget.

We handle various aspects of the transmission structures development process from foundation engineering to surveying, detailed design and construction management.


Our structural engineering utility transmission infrastructure specialists provide inspection, design, and evaluation of structures including new lattice towers, concrete poles, steel monopoles, wood poles and box frames.

We have provided support for a variety of transmission structure projects and delivered custom solutions that include in-depth inspection, analysis, design, computerized modeling, procedural standards development and construction support.


Understanding the unique complexities of underground transmissions, McLaren offers planning, permitting, lidar surveying, and design services in urban, suburban, and mountainous terrain.

We work with clients throughout the process to ensure constructability, reduce environmental impacts, complement local landscapes and help our clients comply with the specific needs of local agencies.


The planning, installation, and assessment of subsea offshore wind energy cables presents various planning and procedural challenges that can be solved with in-depth integrated hydrographic, geophysical, and geotechnical data. Geophysical Marine Cable Route Surveys (CRS) are the solution.

We understand laying transmission cables from land to sea is costly. As such, there is little room for error or re-work should unforeseen geophysical obstructions present along a proposed route. The solution for determining any potential impediments to the site layout and minimizing overall transmission cable length involves providing detailed analysis of subsea conditions and 3-D modeling of geological obstructions, man-made debris, environmentally and politically sensitive areas in order to ensure the viability of the proposed cable route corridor.

McLaren provides the most advanced techniques and equipment to help verify the transmission cable route’s suitability and gather the additional detailed information required to undertake the final route engineering.  With the use of the latest software and survey methods, including accurate geodetic control, LiDAR, mobile and stationary terrestrial scanners, and aerial surveys, the team provided time-stamped 3D/4D mapping data of terrestrial landscape and surface assets.

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