Site & Civil Projects

NYCDOB On-Call Contract (Waterview Court)

NYCDOB Investigation at Waterview Court
Project Overview: 
McLaren Engineering Group was retained by the City of New York Department of Buildings to provide “On-Call” Building Condition Assessment Services for various building design and construction types, including historic structures. Specific services include structural condition assessments, coordination of architectural and MEP assessments, design of structural and coordination of all repair recommendations, and construction cost estimating and construction bid support services.
McLaren's Role: 
One of the most significant projects under this contract to date was an emergency engineering response to stabilize an earthen slope where a retaining wall collapsed at 41-57 Waterview Court in Staten Island, New York (pictured). With the retaining wall giving out, the buildings were sliding down the slope, toward the waterfront. In a diverse and comprehensive effort, McLaren employed its structural, marine, civil, geotechnical and survey engineers to help develop the most effective solution. Survey and vibration monitoring were executed as part of the engineering services needed for the stabilization.
Service: 
Condition Assessment
Service: 
Construction Cost Estimating
Service: 
Construction Bid Support
Service: 
Surveying
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Buildings
Project Type: 
Structural Condition Assessment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2007
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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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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Maxwell House Site Development

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Project Overview: 
McLaren is working with P.T. Maxwell, LLC on converting the former Maxwell House coffee industrial site to a planned residential mixed-use development along the Hudson River. This waterfront community is designed to preserve views and maximize open space in accordance with NJDEP’s Hudson River Waterfront Walkway (HRWW) guidelines. The main project challenges include inspection and assessment of existing structures, stabilization of the shoreline, repair of dilapidated piers, permitting for emergency fire access and dock, maintaining view corridor, and providing access to the river.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren is providing site/civil, infrastructure, and marine engineering services. This includes construction documents of demolition, and reconstruction of the existing pier and platforms, utilities, and roadway design. McLaren has prepared the permits for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Waterfront Development, Boat Launch and Treatment Works Authority, the North Hudson Sewer Authority, City Planning Board, and Soil Erosion Approval.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Design
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Hoboken, New Jersey
Client: 
P.T. Maxwell, LLC
Project Type: 
Site Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1999-2010
Construction Cost: 
$500,000,000
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Highbourne Cay Residential Development

Highbourne Cay, Bahamas
Project Overview: 
McLaren is providing structural and site/civil engineering services for the new residential development on Highbourne Cay, Bahamas. This 500-acre island is a private island in the Exuma Sound, approximately 60 miles south of Nassau. Development includes the design of 6 exclusive guest cottages, a new marina bar and restaurant, and planning for 3 private residences on the island. The project provides the challenge of designing for tropical conditions on a remote island. Simplification and design of materials is critical to meeting local construction, trade issues and meeting project budget.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren is providing structural and site/civil engineering design services including site investigation, layout and grading; irrigation design; structural design; drainage design; and construction administration.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Location: 
Highbourne Cay, Bahamas
Client: 
Highbourne Cay Yacht Club, Ltd. (HCYCL)
Project Type: 
Site Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2008-2010
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Haverstraw Bay County Park

Haverstraw Bay County Park
Project Overview: 
Rockland County purchased approximately 34 acres of undeveloped riverfront property along the Hudson River in the Village of Haverstraw, New York. As part of its interest in developing the property into a viable waterfront public use site, the County retained McLaren to provide civil, site, and marine engineering services. 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. Several areas draw upon the waterfront to encourage people to enjoy the river environment.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was responsible for providing all site, civil, and marine engineering services associated with the development of the park, for this award winning project. The project required permitting and approvals by Rockland County (SEQRA lead agent), NYSDEC, NYSDOS, and ACOE. Every step of the planning and design process was executed while placing a heavy importance on adhering to strict environmental standards. All fishing piers and bridges were constructed with structural grade Recycled Plastic Lumber and Piles, and all of the construction was executed without impeding on the natural setting.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Marina Design
Service: 
Permitting
Location: 
Haverstraw, New York
Client: 
County of Rockland
Project Type: 
Park Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1999-2004
Construction Cost: 
$8,100,000
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