Site & Civil 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

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

Inmar's New Headquarters

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Project Overview: 
Inmar’s New Headquarters is a LEED Platinum Certified 232,000 square foot adaptive reuse of two historic manufacturing buildings once owned by RJ Reyolds Tobacco Company east of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The project included retro-fitting the open warehouse space with two infill floor plates, modifying the existing structure to accommodate new atriums and skylights, repurposing a mechanical dunnage structure into a featured multi-level glazed conference tower, and designing the attachment for an architecturally significant wall façade on the north end which featured a glass curtain wall surrounding suspended masonry veneer.
McLaren's Role: 
Structural engineering services included field investigation and analysis of the existing channelcrete roof plank and truss system. McLaren assessed their condition and created remedial repair drawings, as well as the design of signature architectural features and exposed structural elements throughout the building. McLaren was called upon to devise an innovative solution, using traditional construction materials to the floor-to-floor height dilemma, presented by the preservation of the historic second floor warehouse slab. Geotechnical engineering services included in-situ subsurface investigation within the shell of the existing warehouse structure; which eliminated the need for mitigation of the existing foundations while adding gravity loads from two new floors at each column.
Service: 
Structural Engineering & Design
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Feasibility Study
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Adaptive Reuse
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Design Development
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Construction Documents
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Geotechnical Engineering
Location: 
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Client: 
Design Collective, Inc.
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2012-2013
Construction Cost: 
$32,000,000

Towson Square (formerly Towson Circle III)

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Project Overview: 
Towson Square is a mixed-use urban redevelopment project including a 320,000 square foot building containing a 15 screen multiplex cinema atop a three-level, 850 car parking garage and 35,000 square feet of retail. McLaren was tasked with fitting the 850 car garage on a site that was constrained by three (3) property lines, an existing cemetery and rock below grade, as well as the design of two (2) connected retail sites with an exterior elevator and access tunnel.
McLaren's Role: 
Geotechnical – In-place soil testing techniques were utilized by McLaren, allowing for the application of ground improvement techniques to change from 6,000/2,000 psf soil to 10,000 psf soil across the site. Structural – While the theater portion of the structure was designed under a separate contract, McLaren was challenged to design an 850 car parking structure that serves as a foundation for the theater and accommodated theater egress and services. The project included five (5) external egress stair towers and four (4) separate elevators, to accommodate the theater and 11,500 square feet of retail contained within the main building.
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Structural Design and Engineering
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Site/Civil Engineering
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Subsurface Investigation
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Construction Documents
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Permitting
Location: 
Towson, Maryland
Client: 
Towson Circle Holdings, LLC (The Cordish Company & Heritage Properties)
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering
Role: 
Lead Consultant/Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2012-2014
Construction Cost: 
$45,000,000