Our Projects

Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Landings

Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Landings
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided marine design and construction management services for ferry landings in Newburgh and Beacon, New York, for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Operations of the original Newburgh-Beacon Ferry stopped in 1963 with the construction of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, and then began again in October 2005 with the construction of the new ferry landings.
McLaren's Role: 
In Beacon, McLaren designed a timber platform situated on the far end of the existing deck, measuring approximately 180 square feet and comprised of new timber piles and timber framing. An aluminum gangway, 60 feet long and 6 feet wide, connects the platform to two new floating barges. These steel barges are anchored with four steel pipe piles. The Newburgh landing consists of a 30-foot by 90-foot steel barge anchored by four steel pipe piles. Another aluminum articulating gangway connects the barge to the existing timber bulkhead. McLaren also built a pedestrian shelter at the Newburgh site. Construction on this project took only a matter of days and the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry now serves as a vital transportation link on the Hudson.
Service: 
Site Inspection
Service: 
Ferry Landing Design
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Newburgh and Beacon, New York
Client: 
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Project Type: 
Ferry Landing Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Mystic Seaport Lift Dock

Mystic Seaport Lift Dock
Project Overview: 
The Mystic Seaport Museum owns and operates a lift dock to facilitate in the rehabilitation of its two 350 ton sea-faring vessels. The existing lift dock was built in 1970 and a 2003 structural inspection revealed the steel to be significantly deteriorated and the structural capacity to be far from adequate to hoist either vessel. McLaren was thus enlisted to provide marine, structural, and geotechnical engineering services to build a new facility to meet the needs of the seaport. The Pile Drivers Contractors Association (PDCA) recently voted the pile design for the new lift dock as its “Project of the Year” for projects under $1 million.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren oversaw the demolition of the existing structure and performed dredging before beginning construction of the new lift dock. Sediment beneath the lift dock was found to be contaminated and therefore McLaren had to bury them in an on-site Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell and use the cleanest materials from the site as a cap to cover the contaminated ones. McLaren engineers designed the dock lifting capacity to be approximately 400 tons and dredged the facility to approximately a 26-foot depth in stages to meet the requirements of permitting agencies.
Service: 
Site Inspection
Service: 
Marine Design
Service: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Mystic, Connecticut
Client: 
Mystic Seaport Museum
Project Type: 
Marine Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2008
Construction Cost: 
$4,000,000
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Montgomery County Pedestrian Bridges

Montgomery County Pedestrian Bridges
Project Overview: 
The Park Development Division of the Maryland County Department of Park and Planning of the M-NCPPC retained McLaren to provide engineering services for the design and replacement of eight (8) pedestrian bridges located throughout several parks in Montgomery County, Maryland. Five (5) of the bridges are located on the Meadowside Nature Center Trail, and one (1) bridge is at each of the other three (3) sites. For each location, McLaren is working to blend the bridges into their surroundings and find the most cost efficient approach to engineering design.
McLaren's Role: 
Upon inspection, McLaren found the bridges to be badly deteriorated, several of them unsafe for pedestrian use. Key to the design process was gaining access to the different bridge sites, as some of the bridges are located on nature trails and cannot be reached by vehicle. Where feasible, McLaren used Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) for the new bridges to allow easy transport of materials and on-site construction. Topographic surveys and geotechnical investigations were performed at each site, and McLaren coordinated all necessary permits.
Service: 
Pedestrian Bridge Design
Service: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Surveying
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Montgomery County, Maryland
Client: 
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)
Project Type: 
Pedestrian Bridge Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Mohegan Sun - Cabaret Bar

Mohegan Sun - Cabaret Bar
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained by several themeing contractors to assist with various architectural design components for Phase 2 expansion at Mohegan Sun Casino. For Roger B. Phillips, McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the development of various components in the Cabaret, including the bar and showroom chandeliers, stage surround, ceiling panels, and column covers. These elements incorporate multicolored glass beads, art glass, parchment, limestone, tile and other textures into unusual three-dimensional forms to create a visually thrilling, one-of-a-kind environment.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed structural analysis of the components and supports and developed calculations confirming code and specification compliance.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Themeing Elements
Location: 
Uncasville, Connecticut
Client: 
Roger B. Phillips, Inc.
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering Services
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2001
Construction Cost: 
$8,000,000

Mohegan Sun - Retail Areas

Mohegan Sun - Retail Areas
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained by several themeing contractors to assist with various architectural design components for Phase 2 expansion at Mohegan Sun Casino. For MJM Studios, Inc., McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the development of the Tree of Life, Retail Trees and Retail Bead Canopies. These elements incorporate multicolored glass beads, natural wood, birch bark and parchment into unusual sweeping forms to create a rich and exciting environment.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed structural engineering of the components and supports and developed calculations confirming code and specification compliance.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Themeing Elements
Location: 
Uncasville, Connecticut
Client: 
MJM Studios
Project Type: 
Architectural Themeing
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2001
Construction Cost: 
$8,000,000