Our Projects

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Rockland County Culverts

Rockland County Culverts
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided a detailed confined space inspection, load rating analysis, preliminary hydraulic analysis and structural evaluation of over 110 culverts located throughout Rockland County.
McLaren's Role: 
Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge measurements were taken to measure the deterioration of the culverts that ranged in size from 20 foot span steel stringer-type to 4 foot span corrugated metal type. A computerized program was developed and used to generate reports in spreadsheet format. The database incorporated rating criteria from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and NYSDOT. Each culvert was evaluated based on specified rating criteria, which generated a “score” or ranking based on its overall condition. Various components of the culverts that required further rehabilitation or upgrading were noted. All of the culverts inspected were organized into a prioritized listing by overall ranking. This summary was provided to the County for aid in capital planning and scheduling of repairs. McLaren also performed the initial inspection in 1994.
Service: 
Culvert Inventory
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Load Rating Analysis
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Structural Evaluation
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Hydraulic Analysis
Location: 
Rockland County, New York
Client: 
Rockland County Highway Department
Project Type: 
Culvert Inspection
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1995, 1999
Construction Cost: 
N/A

Ritz Carlton Condominiums/Hotel

Ritz Carlton Rendering
Project Overview: 
The Ritz Carlton Condo/Hotel, which will sit on 230 acres, is a seven-story residence/resort located on Rose Island. The building will include a hotel, marina, estate homes, condominiums, town homes and amenities including a spa, restaurant and pools, bringing the its total size to approximately 496,674 square feet.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren is providing structural and bridge engineering services that include design of concrete frame with post-tensioned slab for hotel; design of masonry columns and walls, concrete beams and hollow core roof planks for utility buildings; design of marina bridges; assessment of construction materials and methods; design of spread footing and pile foundations; and structural design of lightgauge metal framework for canopies and soffits. Project challenges include hotel foundation choice between piles or spread footings based on assessment of storm water surge and armored beaches; misaligned concrete shear walls and concrete columns in the hotel and the utility buildings to accommodate architectural design; and minimal use of structural steel due to the highly corrosive environment.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
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Drainage Analysis
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Drainage Design
Location: 
Rose Island, Bahamas
Client: 
Garcia Stromberg/Ritz Carlton
Project Type: 
Site Planning & Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-Present
Construction Cost: 
N/A