McLaren designed the new floor framing and walls so they were integrated into the existing pool structure and would act as one “extremely rigid homogenous structure.” The CMU block walls were engineered to have weep holes along the bottom to reduce the possibility of water collecting in the fog garden.READ MORE
“If you build it, they will come.” As COVID-19 reshaped sports for both players and patrons last year, the unprecedented 2020 World series brought us all to the “sports mecca of the South” and into a fan experience engineered to a whole new level.
Nestled between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, the redevelopment, structurally engineered by McLaren Engineering Group, transformed a former surface parking lot into a dynamic $250 million, mixed-use fan paradise.
McLaren’s innovative approach transformed an existing post-tensioned concrete parking deck into a 3-level, 75,000-square-foot, steel-framed, entertainment superstructure. Tasked with designing and constructing the brand new three-level, event space with column-free, tiered seating and first-class back-of-house accommodations, the McLaren team was met with a few challenges.READ MORE
Challenged with making unprecedented and often difficult business decisions during the coronavirus pandemic, Billig applied his analytical abilities to balance long-term business needs with his employees’ welfare. His initiatives included reevaluating divisional projections, cross-training staff and taking unconventional approaches in evaluating new opportunities. In addition to his involvement in industry organizations, Billig is a Bezos Family Foundation Mentor, providing youth of all backgrounds with the support and guidance needed to graduate from high school and succeed in college.READ MORE
The Hudson County Division of Planning is conducting a study of six different proposals to add ferry service to and from the area in order to alleviate the county’s congested roads and trains. Potential sites include Newark Bay in Bayonne, the Bayfront redevelopment site on the Hackensack River in Jersey City, South Harrison (which sits upon the Passaic River), South Kearny (mostly on the Hackensack River), and locations on the Hudson River in Hoboken and West New York.READ MORE
Post-COVID Healthcare Facilities: Re-engineering Space – President of McLaren Engineering Group, Jeremy Billig, says facilities must become more flexible if they are going to handle wild swings in patient volume.READ MORE
The coronavirus pandemic caused massive upheaval and strain on the healthcare industry, with hospitals around New York City scrambling to open up temporary spaces to deal with the surge of COVID-19 patients.
Organizations have started to rethink future designs of healthcare facilities to better equip them to handle potential future pandemics. And one thing seems clear, timelines for construction projects need to quicken.READ MORE
McLaren is working on the federally funded $2 million project that will completely replace the existing bridge with a modern structure capable of carrying all legal loads. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, project plans are available for public review online.READ MORE
McLaren has moved up to be number 328 on Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms for 2020! This year, more than ever, our team is looking forward to continuing to provide our high level of services as the AEC community works together to build a better future.READ MORE