Our Projects

NYC Parks Site/Civil and Survey Services

NYC Parks Site/Civil Engineering Services
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide site/civil and surveying services for multiple sites throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Sites already surveyed include Fort Totten, Queens, NY; Bronx River Greenway Link Between East 180th Street and Birchall Avenue; and Bronx River Greenway 233rd Street Pedestrian Crossing. Sites still to be surveyed are Soundview Park Amphitheater, Bronx, NY and Pelham Parkway Malls, Bronx, NY.
McLaren's Role: 
At Fort Totten, McLaren is assisting in the development of a new, 14-acre park by providing review and assessment of the current infrastructure systems, demolition plans, grading plans, drainage plans, and utility plans. At the Bronx River Greenway Link, McLaren is providing surveying services for the redesign of the Bronx River Greenway from Birchall Avenue to 180th Street in the Bronx, NY. Services include McLaren review of existing data and topographic, property and utility surveying. For the 233rd Street Pedestrian Crossing, McLaren is providing topographic, utility and property surveying for the design of the Bronx River Greenway Pedestrian Crossing at 233rd street.
Service: 
Surveying
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Drainage Analysis
Service: 
Drainage Design
Service: 
Utilities
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Project Type: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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N-Sync No Strings Tour Stage

NSync Tour Stage
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided structural engineering review and analysis services for the portable mechanized stage platform used during the summer tour for ‘N Sync. The show featured a 10-foot x 18-foot mobile, elevated stage, designed to present the five lead performers of the group on a translucent platform, approximately 10-feet above the heads of the audience.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren designed the unit to rise up from the stage level on a scissor lift, rotate, and travel on a chassis into the aisles, adjacent to the audience seating areas. McLaren also provided structural analysis, and periodic on-site observations of the mobile platform system, and assessed the stationary stage and “ribbon” style performer lifts.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Structural Analysis
Location: 
United States and Canada
Client: 
Skeez, LLC
Project Type: 
Structural and Mechanical Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000
Construction Cost: 
$3,000,000
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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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