Site & Civil Projects

Steelpoint Waterfront Development

Steelpoint Waterfront Development at Bridgeport, CT
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide the site/civil, marine, and geotechnical engineering services to assist in the design and development of the former Steel Point peninsula of Bridgeport, Connecticut. With approximately 52 acres of buildable land bounded by the I-95 Interstate Highway, McLaren will help to transform this mostly vacant industrial waterfront property into a mixed-use development.
McLaren's Role: 
Key site/civil issues include flood plain impacts, stormwater management, maintenance and protection of traffic, demolition and removal of existing structures, utilities, integration with I-95, internal traffic circulation, and integration of an existing esplanade. From a marine engineering perspective, underwater inspections will be conducted to assess existing structures, and design engineers will integrate the structures worth retaining while also coming up with creative solutions for how to support new waterfront venues. From a geotechnical perspective, the project will involve developing land situated between two rivers and consisting of bank run deposits, compressible organic soils, miscellaneous fill and abandoned building slabs and foundations.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Permitting
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Geotechnical Engineering
Location: 
Bridgeport, CT
Client: 
Midtown Equities, LLC
Project Type: 
Waterfront Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
2,000,000,000
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Roseland Port Imperial Development

Roseland Port Imperial
Project Overview: 
McLaren worked with the Roseland Property Company since the mid-1990s on the development of Port Imperial, a $1.7 billion master planned waterfront community, along two miles of the Hudson River, in West New York and Weehawken, New Jersey. Port Imperial consists of 6,500 residential units and approximately 2 million square feet of commercial space, including office, retail, entertainment, and a full service hotel.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided shoreline stabilization design, geotechnical design, soil surcharge design, and soil monitoring programs, and provided the structural design and construction oversight of a number of the buildings in Port Imperial. McLaren has incorporated industrialized construction techniques in the structural design by designing light-gage steel load bearing wall buildings where the walls were fabricated off-site in a controlled environment, saving construction time and overall building costs. Design challenges included creating a new residential and commercial development on a former rail yard; the dilapidated condition of existing waterfront structures; the lack of infrastructure; and contaminated soils.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Foundation Engineering
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Shoreline Stabilization
Service: 
Construction Administration and Oversight
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
Roseland Property Company
Project Type: 
Site Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1995-2010
Construction Cost: 
1,700,000,000
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Rockland County Highway Facility

Rockland County Highway Facility (proposed layout)
Project Overview: 
A new state-of-the-art transportation, storage, and repair facility is needed to meet the Rockland County Highway Department’s operational needs, now and throughout the next 50 years. This facility will also serve as the County’s backup emergency operations center. A 24-acre location was selected for convenient access to Rockland’s roads and highways. It is situated on the border between Clarkstown and the Village of Chestnut Ridge, in the Town of Ramapo.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren is providing overall project management as well as structural, foundation, and site/civil engineering services. The complex will include administrative and engineering building providing office space for 60+ people, comprising multiple divisions of the Highway Dept., as well as the County’s emergency backup computer operations; operations and maintenance building with space for repairs of department’s equipment; and other facilities. Project challenges included substantial grade elevation changes that limited placement options for the buildings. It is also a long narrow site, which required creative design solutions to utilize the entire site and minimize inefficiencies.
Service: 
Project Management
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Structural Engineering
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Foundation Engineering
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Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Rockland County, New York
Client: 
Rockland County Department of General Services
Project Type: 
Site and Building Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2007
Construction Cost: 
$25,000,000
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Rockland Community College Technology Center

RCC Technology Center
Project Overview: 
Rockland Community College Technology Building was the first new permanent construction on campus in over twenty years. The 100,000 sq. ft., three-story building houses over ninety faculty and staff offices and student services. It features 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, including a lecture hall and computer laboratories, which increased classroom capacity on campus by approximately 40%. This project won the 2007 Tappan Zee Large Project of the Year Award; given by the American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Metropolitan Section Lower Hudson valley Branch.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided civil and structural engineering services, including structural design, drainage and utilities plan, site layout plan, grading plan, and construction administration. McLaren also provided assistance in site selection. Four locations were evaluated, taking into consideration typical issues such as grading and utilities; campus lifestyle and relationships to the existing buildings and campus amenities were key. Also important were ensuring campus functionality was not disturbed and that a positive image of the expansion was maintained. Once the site was established, McLaren developed design documents for the foundation demolition plans that involved demolition of two buildings, major utility demolition, and sand relocation.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Civil Engineering
Service: 
Site Layout Planning
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Drainage & Utility Planning
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Suffern, New York
Client: 
Rockland County Department of General Services
Project Type: 
Educational Building Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2006
Construction Cost: 
20,000,000
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Point Street Waterfront Development

Waterfront Development at Point Street, Yonkers, NY
Project Overview: 
In conjunction with the City of Yonkers’ Master Plan to redevelop its Business District, McLaren was retained to provide structural, marine, bridge, civil, and geotechnical engineering services at Point Street Landing, on the Hudson River. The 32-acre site is bounded by the River to the North and West, to the East by the Hudson Line of Metro-North Railroad, and to the South by a bus depot and bag factory. The site contains 1140 residential units, including 4 high rise buildings ranging from 26 to 39 stories. The structures feature 40,000 square feet of retail space and 54,000 of commercial space. Also included are a public esplanade, a 450-slip marina (225 wet, 225 dry), a new train station for Metro North Railroad and a parking structure.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren, as the waterfront development and marine engineering expert, provided a host of services in the development of this piece of Yonkers shoreline. The services can be broken down into five (5) categories: marine inspection and design; geotechnical and site/civil services; surveying; bridge design; and structural design.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
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Marine Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Site/Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Surveying
Service: 
Bridge Design
Location: 
Yonkers, New York
Client: 
Homes for America Holdings, Inc.
Project Type: 
Mixed-Use Residential Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
700,000,000
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