Our Projects

Wartburg Adult Care Community

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Project Overview: 
The proposed project relocates existing services already on campus and responds to industry trends in long-term care by providing settings that promote the independence of seniors. These efforts are done while respecting and maintaining the heritage of the early 20th century structures and open space which conveys the unique sense of place on the Wartburg campus. The principal project activities involve the construction of a skilled nursing facility and adult day care center, construction of a new supportive senior housing building, the demolition of two (2) structures, and reconfiguration of associated parking. The Proposed Project would result in a decrease of 30 skilled nursing beds, an increase of 61 supportive senior housing units, and a net increase of 81 parking spaces.
McLaren's Role: 
The design phase included the need to obtain fast track approvals from the City of Mount Vernon to allow construction to be completed within 2 years. The project was subject to Special Permit approval by the City Planning Board. McLaren is providing preliminary engineering, site plan approval/ design development documents, construction documents, construction phase services, and SPDES inspections.
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Approvals/SEQR
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Drainage Analysis
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SPDES
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Permitting
Location: 
Mount Vernon, New York
Client: 
Wartburg Home of the
Project Type: 
Adult Care Community
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2010-Present
Construction Cost: 
N/A

White Plains Hospital Center Renovation / Reconstruction

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Project Overview: 
The White Plains Hospital Center is a 292-bed health care facility serving Westchester County. Major reconstruction components of this renovation project include: demolition of the existing lobby and construction of a 6-story addition to the hospital to include a new lobby / additional surgical rooms / additional patent rooms, pedestrian Bridge over Davis Avenue to the parking garage, new main entrance from Davis Avenue, construction of new utility services and connections, construction of a new lobby and traffic circle at the new driveway, modifications to Davis Avenue, and addition of a 6-story hospital office building to the Dickstein Cancer Center.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided numerous services on the project, including: City Approval and SEQR, civil engineering, drainage and utilities plan, geotechnical engineering, stormwater management and compliance with NYSDEC SPDES general permit and city regulations, and construction administration and inspection.
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Drainage & Utilities Plan
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Site Planning
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Construction Administration
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Construction Inspection
Location: 
White Plains, New York
Client: 
White Plains Hospital Center
Project Type: 
Renovation / Reconstruction
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2009-2017
Construction Cost: 
72,000,000

Ellis Island Seawall Stabilization and Rehabilitation

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Project Overview: 
The historic ferry building and connecting corridors were severely undermined by the seawall’s poor condition. The preliminary inspection of the seawall revealed varying degrees of deterioration. Mortar joints had eroded; large granite blocks were dislodged and fallen into the harbor. Furthermore, wooden relieving platforms and wooden piles had decayed and were voraciously attacked by marine bores, resulting in accelerated deterioration of the seawall itself and causing serious erosion from beneath and behind. Sinkholes had developed behind the seawall on all sides of the ferry slip.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided underwater inspection of the seawall, as well as providing an inspection of the seawall’s face.Following the inspection, McLaren was tasked to prepare Class C, Class B and Class A Construction Cost Estimates. Our effort also included preparation of construction cost estimates for schematic and preferred alternatives as well as the final design. McLaren was also responsible for providing construction inspection services relative to the marine components of the seawall repair.
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Underwater Inspection
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Cost Estimates
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Construction Inspection
Location: 
Upper New York Bay, Jersey City, New Jersey
Client: 
National Park Service
Project Type: 
Marine Inspection
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2009-2012
Construction Cost: 
N/A

Tarrytown Castle Expansion

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Project Overview: 
McLaren provided various engineering services for the planned expansion at The Castle Hotel & Spa. The new buildings include a new spa building of approximately 8,000 square-feet, a new hotel entrance, and reconstruction of the entry courtyard. The Castle also received small building additions at the rear of the building and the entrance to the banquet hall, a new entry gate, as well as modification to the current parking along entrance road and overflow parking.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided topographic and property surveys for this 10 acre property. We prepared site plan approval documents, which included existing conditions of the site, proposed plans for grading and utilities, sediment and erosion control plans, stormwater management drawing, sanitary sewer pumping station plans and report, as well as construction details. The site plan documents also included a full Environmental Assessment Form, as well as a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. McLaren also developed a boring plan and specifications for exploratory work which was used by the drilling contractor on the site. We then supervised the borings in the field investigation, prepared field reports, and coordinated obtaining the boring logs and all laboratory testing results. McLaren was also retained to design and develop a new single-story spa building and accompanying courtyard. The additions also include a two-story castle elevator addition, as well new entryways to both the main and banquet entrances. These entrances include an architecturally exposed structural steel cantilevered canopy.
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Surveying Services
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Structural Engineering
Location: 
Tarrytown, New York
Client: 
KTGY Group, Inc.
Project Type: 
Reconstruction
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2011-2013
Construction Cost: 
$4,200,000

Walkway over the Hudson - Elevator Design

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to design a steel, braced-frame elevator tower; supported at the bottom by a caisson foundation and at the top by the existing railroad bridge that was repurposed for use as a recreational walkway. The elevator tower was constructed to make the Walkway over the Hudson (which stands over 200 feet above the river) accessible from the Hudson River shoreline. Before the addition of the elevator tower, visitors were required to access the walkway from east or west entrances and walk approximately one mile round trip to enjoy the views of the Hudson River. The elevator tower is 21 stories and utilizes weathering steel to match the existing bridge’s steel and to save future maintenance costs of painting. The elevator tower currently provides support for one (1) commercial grade rack and pinion exterior elevator, featuring large windows for views of the Hudson River while riding the elevator. The tower was designed for a second future elevator to be located on the opposite side of the tower, and for a future flight of steel framed stairs at the interior of the tower. The upper level is a concrete slab on metal decking with a removable center area of slab to accommodate the future stairs.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided cost estimation services for the preliminary design and designed the steel elevator tower, concrete elevator pit and caisson foundations, the future flight of steel framed stairs and steel railings, and the upper level concrete slab and steel railings.
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Elevator Design Alternatives
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Steel Angles
Location: 
Poughkeepsie, New York
Client: 
Walkway Over the Hudson / Bergmann Associates
Project Type: 
Elevator Design
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2009-2014
Construction Cost: 
$2,400,000 (Est)