Site & Civil Projects

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Station 2

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Project Overview: 
The extensive renovation and expansion of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department station included approximately 31,500 square feet of new construction on the existing five (5) acre property. The project consisted of demolishing the majority of the existing fire station, with the exception of the existing social hall and the parking lot(s) to the north of the site. The new building includes an office, training space, day room, kitchen, bunk rooms, and apparatus bays. New parking areas were added on the rear, front, and south sides. Since public water and sanitary sewer did not exist, the renovated facility now uses the existing water well and sanitary septic system on the property.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided site planning and layout, site grading and stormwater management design, erosion and sediment control, utility design (storm, sanitary, and water), paving design, landscape design, and preparation of all required land development plans. Stormwater Management was designed using MDE Environmental Site Design guidelines. Environmental plans, including Forest Stand Delineation and Forest Conversation Plans, were prepared in accordance with local and state regulatory requirements. McLaren also provided plan processing, permitting, and construction administration services.
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Site Planning & Grading
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Utility
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Stormwater Management
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Permitting
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Landscape Architecture
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Client: 
Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department
Project Type: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2013-2017
Construction Cost: 
$7,000,000 (Est.)

NYSOGS 95 Walsh Retaining Wall

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Project Overview: 
On March 11, 2015 a slope failure occurred that impacted a senior living building located at 95 Walsh Road causing the evacuation of the building. McLaren responded immediately that evening to observe the retaining wall and slope failure, which exposed a portion of the croton aqueduct built in the 1830’s.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren determined the resulting slope failure was predominately mud, and excess water behind the wall appeared to have caused the failure. The main challenge was to not further destabilize the slope while stabilizing the remaining walls. McLaren recommended several next steps to the client. The ensuing effort, under an Executive Order from the Governor of NYS, was to design and construct a new 320 foot long tied back soldier pile wall with concrete form lined lagging in front of the existing stone gravity retaining wall as part of a Design-Build contract with Moretrench.
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Structural Engineering
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Civil Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Landscape Architecture
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Surveying
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Construction Inspection
Location: 
Yonkers, New York
Client: 
New York State Office of General Services / New York State Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
Project Type: 
Slope Failure / Emergency Response
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2015-2016
Construction Cost: 
5,400,000 (Est.)

Battery Park Perimeter, Bikeway, Oval and Woodland Reconstruction

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Project Overview: 
The project reconstructed the path system in front of Castle Clinton to provide a great lawn with more open space. A bikeway was constructed along the north perimeter of the park that completed the linkage at the South Street Ferry with the West Street greenway.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided full preliminary design and final contract documents for the completion of landscape areas and bikeway within the park, foundation design for the re-installation of 13 monuments, as well as permitting and construction administration services. McLaren provided Quennell Rothschild Partners with civil, geotechnical, structural, and other related services in connection with their New York City Department of Parks and Recreation contract to develop design and contract documents for the reconstruction of areas of Battery Park.
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Structural Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
Location: 
Manhattan, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation / Quennell Rothschild Partners
Project Type: 
Award Winning Project
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2009-2013
Construction Cost: 
13,000,000

Teachers Village

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Project Overview: 
The Teacher’s Village at Four Corners is a $120 million workforce housing plan. That transformed four blocks into a village built around three charter schools and includes 224 homes marketed to educators.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided geotechnical and structural engineering design services for 7 buildings (varying between 5- and 6-stories in height and cover approximately 79,000 square feet of building footprint area). For the borings, McLaren developed a plan and specifications for exploratory work and coordinated all activities of the drilling contractor, boring logs, and laboratory testing. McLaren prepared a geotechnical report and supervised pile driving and certification of records, including vibration monitoring and preconstruction surveys. McLaren provided comparative analysis of alternate framing schemes, developed a subsurface exploration plan, assisted in developing details for the curtain wall and facade system, designed foundations, provisioned sealed structural drawings, and provided the structural design of light gage metal framework (6-stories of load bearing walls that support precast plank ends and shear walls) for canopies and soffits.
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Structural Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Special Inspections
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Light Gage Engineering
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Vibration Monitoring
Location: 
Newark, New Jersey
Client: 
RBH Group
Project Type: 
Redevelopment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2010-2012
Construction Cost: 
$120,000,000 (est)

Haverstraw Bay County Park - September 11th Memorial

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Project Overview: 
Located where the Hudson River is its widest, at nearly four miles, this 34-acre park sits on the west bank of the river, and is composed of numerous interesting and popular components. The parks September 11th Memorial, serves as a commemorative tribute to the Rockland County natives who were affected by the terrorist attacks in 2001. It was the first in the region to open in 2003.
McLaren's Role: 
The memorial encompasses a serpentine walkway, bordered by stations of text displaying a timeline of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Central to the memorial is a 20-foot beam from Tower Two. This part of the memorial is set in one corner with an adjacent expanse of empty space, portraying loss. This area is angled upward to lead visitors to a corner wall, 20 feet on each side, exhibiting the names of the victims who either lived in or had close ties to Rockland County. Names are displayed in a random fashion, thus encouraging visitors to recognize each individual lost. Standing before the wall, visitors will have an open view of the waters of the Hudson River. Diagonally across from the beam stand three white monoliths symbolizing continued life beyond the expanse of emptiness. A circle of benches surrounds the monument and offers a view of the adjacent living Patriot Garden. The community of Rockland County donated much of the cost of this memorial. McLaren helped design and build this wonderful attribute to the park.
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Site/Civil Engineering
Location: 
Haverstraw, New York
Client: 
County of Rockland
Project Type: 
Park Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2002-2003
Construction Cost: 
$8,100,000