Our Projects

Rockland Community College Technology Center

RCC Technology Center
Project Overview: 
Rockland Community College Technology Building was the first new permanent construction on campus in over twenty years. The 100,000 sq. ft., three-story building houses over ninety faculty and staff offices and student services. It features 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, including a lecture hall and computer laboratories, which increased classroom capacity on campus by approximately 40%. This project won the 2007 Tappan Zee Large Project of the Year Award; given by the American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Metropolitan Section Lower Hudson valley Branch.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided civil and structural engineering services, including structural design, drainage and utilities plan, site layout plan, grading plan, and construction administration. McLaren also provided assistance in site selection. Four locations were evaluated, taking into consideration typical issues such as grading and utilities; campus lifestyle and relationships to the existing buildings and campus amenities were key. Also important were ensuring campus functionality was not disturbed and that a positive image of the expansion was maintained. Once the site was established, McLaren developed design documents for the foundation demolition plans that involved demolition of two buildings, major utility demolition, and sand relocation.
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Structural Engineering
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Civil Engineering
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Site Layout Planning
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Drainage & Utility Planning
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Suffern, New York
Client: 
Rockland County Department of General Services
Project Type: 
Educational Building Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2006
Construction Cost: 
20,000,000
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Walkway Over the Hudson - Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge Conversion

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide bridge inspection services for the conversion of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into a park called the "Walkway over the Hudson". The bridge was originally built in 1889, and after 85 years of carrying commuter and freight traffic over the Hudson, a portion of the bridge burned down in 1974, seemingly condemning it to demolition. Walkway Over the Hudson seeks to preserve this historic bridge and hopes to open a new public park in time for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the eponymous river in 2009.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed an underwater inspection of the four piles of the bridge in the Hudson River as well as of the piers above the waterline. In addition, McLaren performed a full climbing inspection of the above water structural steel trusses, and will now assist in designing the conversion of the railroad bridge into one that accommodates pedestrian traffic. Elevators are also being designed to make the bridge (which stands over 200 feet above the river) accessible from the Hudson shoreline.
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Climbing Inspection
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Underwater Inspection
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Bridge Inspection and Evaluation
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Structural Analysis
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Bridge Repair Design
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Pier Repair Design
Location: 
Poughkeepsie, New York
Client: 
Walkway Over the Hudson / Bergmann Associates
Project Type: 
Bridge Design
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2006-2009
Construction Cost: 
$25,000,000 (Est.)
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Port Imperial Ferry Terminal

Port Imperial Ferry Terminal
Project Overview: 
Ferry operations returned to the New York Harbor in 1986 with service provided by New York Waterway and Arthur Imperatore. Several temporary facilities were created throughout the harbor to service the operation, and ridership has increased to a consistent level sufficient to support a major intermodal terminal
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided all marine, structural, foundation, and accessibility design services for this facility, which includes a three-level, 38,000-square foot terminal building, four ferry slips on two floating platforms, and intermodal interface with the Hudson-Bergen light rail transit system. Ramps and access will be compliant with the 1999 regulations for accessibility by the American Disabilities Act (ADA). This magnificent structure includes a fabric roof lantern, 39-foot-high curtain walls, balconies, and public access throughout. The building platform will be a pre-cast concrete slab supported by pre-cast beams, pile caps and steel piles. The 120-ton H-piles will be driven to bedrock, approximately 80 feet below NGVD.
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Marine Engineering
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Design Services
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Structural Engineering
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
NJ Transit/NY Waterway/Arcorp Properties
Project Type: 
Ferry Landing
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1999-2006
Construction Cost: 
$40,000,000
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Point Street Waterfront Development

Waterfront Development at Point Street, Yonkers, NY
Project Overview: 
In conjunction with the City of Yonkers’ Master Plan to redevelop its Business District, McLaren was retained to provide structural, marine, bridge, civil, and geotechnical engineering services at Point Street Landing, on the Hudson River. The 32-acre site is bounded by the River to the North and West, to the East by the Hudson Line of Metro-North Railroad, and to the South by a bus depot and bag factory. The site contains 1140 residential units, including 4 high rise buildings ranging from 26 to 39 stories. The structures feature 40,000 square feet of retail space and 54,000 of commercial space. Also included are a public esplanade, a 450-slip marina (225 wet, 225 dry), a new train station for Metro North Railroad and a parking structure.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren, as the waterfront development and marine engineering expert, provided a host of services in the development of this piece of Yonkers shoreline. The services can be broken down into five (5) categories: marine inspection and design; geotechnical and site/civil services; surveying; bridge design; and structural design.
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Structural Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Permitting
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Site/Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
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Surveying
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Bridge Design
Location: 
Yonkers, New York
Client: 
Homes for America Holdings, Inc.
Project Type: 
Mixed-Use Residential Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
700,000,000
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NYCDOT Ferry Shore Facilities

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was engaged by the NYCDOT to provide on an as-needed basis architectural, engineering, and construction related services for their various ferry facilities citywide. The ferry facilities included with this contract include ferry terminals, maintenance berthing facilities, marine and upland structures, buildings, and other facilities (including connecting transit modes).
McLaren's Role: 
To date, McLaren has provided inspection, design, and/or construction management services at seven primary locations. These include the Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Facility, Staten Island Ferry Piers 1 and 2, Slip 4 – St. George Ferry Terminal, Hart/City Island Ferry Transportation Facility, Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Emergency Ferry Landing Barges and Associated Equipment at Slip 7 – St. George Ferry Terminal, and Transfer Bridge Inspections citywide.
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Site/Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Surveying
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Structural Assessment
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Permitting
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Construction Support Services
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Transportation
Project Type: 
Ferry Facility Assessment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2012
Construction Cost: 
$100,000,000 (Est.)
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