Our Projects

Domino Sugar Refinery Bulkhead/Waterfront Platform Reconstruction

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Project Overview: 
The former historic Domino Sugar Refinery site is being redeveloped into several high-rise buildings for both residential and commercial space as well as the addition of five (5) acres of green open space. The existing gantry cranes, syrup silos and refinery building will be rehabilitated and integrated into the overall program in order to preserve the historical industrial heritage of the Williamsburg community.
McLaren's Role: 
Upon review and analysis, it was determined that the demolition and reconstruction of the entire platform was required but sections of the existing bulkhead could be repaired. McLaren used the foundation of the existing bulkhead, that sits on-top of the existing seawall foundation, saving the client a 1/3 of the cost. The new platform designed by McLaren will support a future public park that will be incorporated into the planned upland development. Upon completion of the inspection Phases, McLaren performed a detailed assessment of the current conditions as it relates to the future construction. Design alternatives were studied in order to provide all information for the reconstruction of the entire bulkhead as opposed to rehabilitation.
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Underwater / Above Water / Special Inspections
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Hydrographic Survey
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Bulkhead / Platform Design
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Waterfront Permitting
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Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) Certified
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Client: 
Two Trees Management, LLC
Project Type: 
Waterfront Reconstruction
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2013-Present
Construction Cost: 
21,000,000 (Est.)

Citywide Ferry Service

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Project Overview: 
The New York City Economic Development Corporation implemented a program to expand its Citywide Ferry Service along the East River in New York.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was contracted to provide engineering consulting services for the development, investigation, planning, design, coordination, permitting, procurement, and construction administration for the design of the nine (9) new and three (3) upgraded ferry landings. Key services include: anchor pile design, ADA compliance, environmental loading, resiliency design, fender design, passenger circulation studies, topographic surveys, bathymetric surveys, utility surveys, environmental investigations, geotechnical investigations (water and upland borings), gangway design, intermodal connections, barge fitout and design, vessel anchorage and fendering, pier design, electrical lighting design and upland coordination, wayfinding and signage, canopy and bench seating design, and permitting for various agencies.
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Marine / Coastal Engineering
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Permitting
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Resiliency Design
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Surveying
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Site Investigations
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Economic Development Corporation / Skanska USA Building Inc.
Project Type: 
Waterborne Transportation
Role: 
Marine Engineer
Contract Period: 
2015-2018
Construction Cost: 
$55,000,000 (Est.)

Structural Design of Goldman Sachs West Canopy

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Project Overview: 
The 350-foot canopy is a study of folded planes of glass, both at the top and bottom and supported by 86 different cantilevered tapered, bent structural steel ribs.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren helped develop the I-shaped profile for the tapered cantilevered canopy members. Back-to-back tapered channel-shaped bent plate members with welded top and bottom flange plates were used. McLaren also developed a structural system that permits incremental thermal movement along the length of the canopy, which is attached to the building. The building itself is not subject to thermal movement. Following design of the structural systems, McLaren produced detail shop drawings including all of the bent plate components for the structural steel frame, for the fascia panels and their attachments, and for the custom attachment of the glass at both the top and bottom canopy planes. McLaren also developed a custom system to permit differential thermal movement of the individual glass tiles at the bottom glass plane.
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Structural Analysis
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Structural Design
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Glass and Glazing Design
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Shop Drawings
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
American Architectural Incorporated
Project Type: 
Structural Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2009
Construction Cost: 
$1,900,000

Long Island Expressway/Grand Central Parkway Bridge Replacement

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Project Overview: 
This project involves the replacement and widening of three (3) 3-span bridges at the Long Island Expressway (LIE) and Grand Central Parkway (GCP) interchange. Each of the three (3) bridges carries LIE traffic over the GCP and GCP service roads. The replacement of the bridges and various approaches is taking place over six (6) construction phases; to maintain and protect the continuous flow of traffic on both the LIE and GCP mainlines, service roads, and access ramps.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren developed the erection sequence and means/methods of construction for each of the six (6) phases of steel erection. For each phase, McLaren prepared a comprehensive submittal which detailed the step-by-step erection sequence and procedures and included the required supporting calculations and drawings; all in conformance with AASHTO, NYS Steel Construction Manual, NYS Bridge Design Manual, OSHA and standard industry safety practice.
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Construction Engineering
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Erection Engineering
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Crane Engineering
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Rigging
Location: 
Queens County, New York
Client: 
Northeast Structural Steel, Inc.
Project Type: 
Bridge Replacement
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2015-Ongoing
Construction Cost: 
$55,000,000

Magnolia Mound Visitors Center

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Project Overview: 
The mission of the historic Magnolia Mound, established in 1791, is to illustrate and interpret the French Creole lifestyle.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren worked with Trahan Architects -- on this award winning building that seamlessly works with the landscape of the historic Magnolia Mound -- providing construction administration services and glazing system design. Services included the review of concrete mix design, review of the reinforcing steel shop drawings, review of the trellis design, response to RFI’s, participation in project meetings, and feedback for the all-glass wall change order. The building is 4,200 square feet.
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Construction Administration
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Glazing Design
Location: 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Client: 
Trahan Architects
Project Type: 
Award Winning
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2015
Construction Cost: 
$1,800,000 (Est.)