Our Projects

Steelpoint Waterfront Development

Steelpoint Waterfront Development at Bridgeport, CT
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide the site/civil, marine, and geotechnical engineering services to assist in the design and development of the former Steel Point peninsula of Bridgeport, Connecticut. With approximately 52 acres of buildable land bounded by the I-95 Interstate Highway, McLaren will help to transform this mostly vacant industrial waterfront property into a mixed-use development.
McLaren's Role: 
Key site/civil issues include flood plain impacts, stormwater management, maintenance and protection of traffic, demolition and removal of existing structures, utilities, integration with I-95, internal traffic circulation, and integration of an existing esplanade. From a marine engineering perspective, underwater inspections will be conducted to assess existing structures, and design engineers will integrate the structures worth retaining while also coming up with creative solutions for how to support new waterfront venues. From a geotechnical perspective, the project will involve developing land situated between two rivers and consisting of bank run deposits, compressible organic soils, miscellaneous fill and abandoned building slabs and foundations.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Permitting
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Geotechnical Engineering
Location: 
Bridgeport, CT
Client: 
Midtown Equities, LLC
Project Type: 
Waterfront Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
2,000,000,000
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Recycled Plastic Lumber Truss Bridge – Hudson River Interpretive Trail

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Project Overview: 
McLaren designed a single lane bridge at the Hudson River Interpretive Trail made entirely of recycled plastic lumber (RPL). The addition of this bridge at the park will permit improved access to the Hudson River side of the trail by hikers, visitors, and maintenance vehicles. The bridge has a 30-foot-long main span that crosses a tidal estuary.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren engineers designed the RPL truss superstructure bridge. The structure is capable of supporting H-15 live load capacity. The recycled material used to construct the bridge is equivalent to 70,000 plastic one-gallon milk cartons. Design of a bowstring truss configuration represents an optimal use of the material. The bridge will be monitored over the next few years to evaluate the long-term behavior of the material and to confirm the algorithm used to prepare the design. McLaren was ultimately responsible for the design of bowstring truss bridge, construction supervision, and monitoring of the H-15 truckload deflection.
Service: 
Bridge Design
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Construction Administration
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Advanced Materials Application
Location: 
New Baltimore, New York
Client: 
New Baltimore Conservatory
Project Type: 
Bridge Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Roseland Port Imperial Development

Roseland Port Imperial
Project Overview: 
McLaren worked with the Roseland Property Company since the mid-1990s on the development of Port Imperial, a $1.7 billion master planned waterfront community, along two miles of the Hudson River, in West New York and Weehawken, New Jersey. Port Imperial consists of 6,500 residential units and approximately 2 million square feet of commercial space, including office, retail, entertainment, and a full service hotel.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided shoreline stabilization design, geotechnical design, soil surcharge design, and soil monitoring programs, and provided the structural design and construction oversight of a number of the buildings in Port Imperial. McLaren has incorporated industrialized construction techniques in the structural design by designing light-gage steel load bearing wall buildings where the walls were fabricated off-site in a controlled environment, saving construction time and overall building costs. Design challenges included creating a new residential and commercial development on a former rail yard; the dilapidated condition of existing waterfront structures; the lack of infrastructure; and contaminated soils.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Foundation Engineering
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Shoreline Stabilization
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Construction Administration and Oversight
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
Roseland Property Company
Project Type: 
Site Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1995-2010
Construction Cost: 
1,700,000,000
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Rolling Stones - Bigger Bang Tour Stage

The Bigger Bang Stage
Project Overview: 
McLaren engineers provided structural engineering, reviews, and certification for the 85 foot tall, 200-foot wide stage structure and components for the 2005 Rolling Stones International tour. The massive stadium stage structure supported pyrotechnic effects, huge speaker clusters, hundreds of lights and thousands of square feet of high and low resolution video screen.
McLaren's Role: 
The audience balconies were accessed by two large stair towers located in the rear of the stage structure. An ADA lift also traveled with the stage to ensure that these premier viewing locations were accessible to everyone. McLaren engineers reviewed and confirmed the safety and code compliance of each of these unique features. McLaren engineers continued to assist the Rolling Stones throughout the touring process by working with local permitting agencies to explain analysis and safety features and to provide support regarding protection of venue grounds and features. Additionally, McLaren engineers provided on-site inspection and consultation during the state erection process for many of the venues.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Mechanical Design
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Consultative Services
Location: 
Various Locations, Worldwide
Client: 
The Mark Fisher Studio
Project Type: 
Stage Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Rockland County Highway Facility

Rockland County Highway Facility (proposed layout)
Project Overview: 
A new state-of-the-art transportation, storage, and repair facility is needed to meet the Rockland County Highway Department’s operational needs, now and throughout the next 50 years. This facility will also serve as the County’s backup emergency operations center. A 24-acre location was selected for convenient access to Rockland’s roads and highways. It is situated on the border between Clarkstown and the Village of Chestnut Ridge, in the Town of Ramapo.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren is providing overall project management as well as structural, foundation, and site/civil engineering services. The complex will include administrative and engineering building providing office space for 60+ people, comprising multiple divisions of the Highway Dept., as well as the County’s emergency backup computer operations; operations and maintenance building with space for repairs of department’s equipment; and other facilities. Project challenges included substantial grade elevation changes that limited placement options for the buildings. It is also a long narrow site, which required creative design solutions to utilize the entire site and minimize inefficiencies.
Service: 
Project Management
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Structural Engineering
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Foundation Engineering
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Rockland County, New York
Client: 
Rockland County Department of General Services
Project Type: 
Site and Building Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2007
Construction Cost: 
$25,000,000
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