Our Projects

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.
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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

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.
Service: 
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.
Service: 
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.
Service: 
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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