Our Projects

Banana Town Homes and Condominiums

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide structural design and engineering services for the construction of four (4) residential clusters along the Hudson River. Each cluster is approximately 200 feet wide and varies in length from approximately 200 feet to 300 feet and has a six-story condominium tower and four-story town homes linked into a U-shape. Roadways pass between the clusters and between the town homes and the riverwalk.
McLaren's Role: 
The southern most clusters (clusters I and II) have an elevated terrace structure between the condominium tower and the town homes, with parking at grade level below. The northernmost clusters (clusters III and IV) have parking at grade level between the condominium tower and the town homes, but no elevated terrace. The existing building on site and its foundation has been demolished. CMC (Controlled Modulus Columns) piles will be used for the foundation for the roadways and town homes instead of the conventional H-Piles.
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Building Structural Design
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Foundation Design
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Schematic Design
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Construction Documents
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
WESKetch Architecture
Project Type: 
Building Structures Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Pierson Park Shoreline Stabilization

Pierson Park Shoreline
Project Overview: 
Pierson Park in Tarrytown sits on the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County and offers picnic areas, tennis, bocce and basketball courts, and a playground area to the public. The Village of Tarrytown retained the services of McLaren to inspect the existing stone riprap slope along the boundary line between Pierson Park and the Hudson River. This Project won the 2011 Ward House Small Project of the Year Award; given by American Society of Civil Engineers, Lower Hudson Valley Branch.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren inspected and assessed the stone rip-rap as well as evaluated soil conditions, is designing shoreline stabilization improvements, preparing cost analysis and contract documents, and securing all necessary permits. McLaren investigated several alternatives for improving the rip-rap slope, taking into consideration cost efficiency and value engineering.
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Underwater Inspection
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Above Water Inspection
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Shoreline Stabilization Design
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Permitting
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Tarrytown, New York
Client: 
Village of Tarrytown
Project Type: 
Shoreline Stabilization
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Orange County PAC

Performing Arts Center Fit-Out
Project Overview: 
The Orange County PAC houses several performance spaces, including the 1700-seat Segerstrom Concert Hall, a Music Theater, two rehearsal rooms, and supporting facilities. McLaren was engaged to provide structural and mechanical engineering services for the overhead and surrounding theatrical fit-out, as well as 3-D pre-visualization modeling and drafting of the acoustic canopies.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren engineered over one hundred large acoustic chamber doors, framed with steel and filled with shotcrete, and operated by custom electric linear actuators. These doors are opened and closed to adjust the acoustics of the concert hall. McLaren engineered winches and supports for vertically traveling acoustic banners and horizontally traveling curtains that are deployed from a variety of storage positions, if needed, to augment the acoustic properties of the canopies. McLaren also designed flipper doors for accessing speakers, winches for raising and lowering the central speaker cluster, and theatrical lighting trusses. In the accessory spaces, McLaren engineered pipe grids and curtain tracks for the Music Theater and large rehearsal room.
Service: 
Structural & Mechanical Engineering
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Theatrical Fit-Out
Location: 
Costa Mesa, California
Client: 
JR Clancy
Project Type: 
Theatrical Fit-Out
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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NYSTA Canal Structure Inspections

NYSTA Canal Structure Inspection
Project Overview: 
McLaren is providing underwater inspection and assessment of 90 barge canal structures for the New York State Thruway Authority along the Albany to Buffalo segments of the historic New York State Waterway Canal System. Structures included locks, guard gates, fixed crest dams, moveable dams, tainter gates, spillways, terminals, docks, guide structures, and culverts.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was responsible for these underwater inspection and assessment services for three term contracts. For each contract, comprehensive reports were prepared including underwater photo documentation, sketches, and a summary of results of findings. Inspections were conducted in accordance with the NYSDOT Bridge Diving Inspection Manual, and the NYSTA Draft Specification for Bridge Diving Inspection and Fathometer Survey Manual.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
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Structural Assessment
Location: 
Upstate, New York
Client: 
New York State Canal Corporation for the New York State Thruway Authority
Project Type: 
Canal Inspection
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1996-1997;1998-1999; 2003-2005
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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NYSDOT Underwater Bridge Inspection, Regions 10 & 11

NYCDOT Region 10 & 11 Underwater Bridge Inspection
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided underwater bridge inspection and fathometer survey services for bridges in NYSDOT’s Regions 10 and 11, covering New York City and Long Island. The firm has performed these inspections for three previous cycles (1993-1996, 2001-2002, and 2007-2008).
McLaren's Role: 
The 1993-1996 biennial inspection program covered inspection and assessment of nearly 1,000 bridge piers and over 8,000 linear feet of relieving platform supporting FDR Drive in Manhattan. In addition to the inspection of the bridges, McLaren was responsible for the fathometric survey of more than 200 piers. The 2001-2002 biennial inspection program covered inspection and assessment of a total of 72 bridges encompassing 629 SSUs. The 2007-2008 program covered inspection and assessment of a total of 79 bridges encompassing 309 SSUs and 101 fathometric surveys. Comprehensive reports were prepared including still photographs, sketches, underwater videotape recordings, and a summary of results of findings. All reports were prepared in metric, and all inspection work was performed in accordance with the NYSDOT Bridge Diving Inspection Manual.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
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Fathometric Survey
Location: 
New York City/Long Island, New York
Client: 
New York State Department of Transportation
Project Type: 
Bridge Inspection
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1993-1996; 2001-2002; 2007-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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