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Reimagining Resilient Transportation: NYC Ferry System

May. 3, 2021
Source: Civil + Structural Engineering Magazine

To combat these challenges and create a unified ferry system that was adaptable and resilient, McLaren developed an innovative standardized system consisting of a prefabricated floating barge, canopy, steel piles, fenders, gangway, and passenger amenities.

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Wind Turbine Generators – Design and Delivery of Concrete Foundations

Apr. 5, 2021
Source: Offshore

The company will analyze how to design, construct, and install concrete substructures standing on the seafloor to support the WTGs. The scope also includes analysis of construction methods and models for marine operations to install the structures.
The company said its front-end engineering work will also benefit several US-based partners and suppliers. This includes construction company Kiewit Infrastructure Inc. and regulatory and permitting expert McLaren.

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Improving Baltimore Harbor’s Water Quality with Nature-Based Solutions

Apr. 1, 2021
Source: Civil + Structural Engineering Magazine

Floating wetlands remove nitrogen from the water through the beneficial bacteria (biofilms) growing on its plastic base material and the new growth of native tidal marsh plants within that base. With roots taking up nutrients directly from the water, the intent is to use these plants to remove the excess nitrogen before it can fuel an algal or bacterial bloom.

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Construction Crane ‘flies’ over NYC street to land atop Tiffany & Co.

Mar. 19, 2021
Source: CONSTRUCTIONDIVE

One massive crane lifted a slightly less-massive crane in midtown Manhattan to help construct three additional floors on the iconic building. To put the LTM 1130 in place…McLaren leveraged an even larger crane, the 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1500 – a piece of equipment its manufacturer boasts is the “most successful large crane of all time”— and 363,800 pounds of counterweight ballast.

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Then and now: NYC rebuilds iconic Fountain of the Fairs as a fog garden

Feb. 23, 2021
Source: ASCE News

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.

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Texas Live! Transformation

Feb. 3, 2021
Source: Civil + Structural Engineering Magazine

“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.

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The Transformation of Entertainment Superstructure The Hall at Live!

Feb. 2, 2021
Source: Modern Steel Construction

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.

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Top Professionals 20 Under 40

Jan. 21, 2021
Source: ENR

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.

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New Ferry Services Considered for Hudson County

Jan. 19, 2021
Source: Jersey City Times

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.

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McLaren Entrepreneur of the Year

Oct. 29, 2020
Source: ASCE News

Over the years, his out-of-the-box thinking, passion for innovation, and technical excellence quickly launched a well-diversified and ever-growing engineering giant.

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