Marine Projects

SUNY Maritime Rehabilitation of Campus Pier & Other Waterfront Structures

SUNY Maritime Marine Structures
Project Overview: 
McLaren is performing marine structures inspection, and rehabilitation and repair design for the SUNY Maritime Campus’ entire waterfront in Throgs Neck, New York. The project involves an in-depth inspection of the campus’ Main Pier and comparison to a previous cursory investigation to access the full extent of damage and deterioration.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed a structural and load rating analysis of the Main Pier before extending it to accommodate the docking of an additional sea-faring vessel. We are also rehabilitating the 5,000 square foot deck and Pier structure to help prevent similar damages and deterioration in the future. McLaren also inspected the structural support members to the college’s Student Activity Building to fully assess the extent of deterioration. McLaren designed the replacement of the C channel whaler providing lateral support to the steel sheet piling, and designed the replacement timber bracing between the piles supporting the boat crane. McLaren designed the replacement of the timber bracing between the piles supporting the campus boat shed and re-point approximately 3,400 feet of the college’s seawall as well. McLaren is currently performing construction inspection services.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Marine Engineering/Design
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Inspection
Location: 
Throgs Neck, New York
Client: 
State University Construction Fund
Project Type: 
Marine Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2014
Construction Cost: 
$7,300,000
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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
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
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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NYCDOT Ferry Shore Facilities

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was engaged by the NYCDOT to provide on an as-needed basis architectural, engineering, and construction related services for their various ferry facilities citywide. The ferry facilities included with this contract include ferry terminals, maintenance berthing facilities, marine and upland structures, buildings, and other facilities (including connecting transit modes).
McLaren's Role: 
To date, McLaren has provided inspection, design, and/or construction management services at seven primary locations. These include the Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Facility, Staten Island Ferry Piers 1 and 2, Slip 4 – St. George Ferry Terminal, Hart/City Island Ferry Transportation Facility, Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Emergency Ferry Landing Barges and Associated Equipment at Slip 7 – St. George Ferry Terminal, and Transfer Bridge Inspections citywide.
Service: 
Site/Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Surveying
Service: 
Structural Assessment
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Support Services
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Department of Transportation
Project Type: 
Ferry Facility Assessment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005-2012
Construction Cost: 
$100,000,000 (Est.)
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Pierson Park Shoreline Stabilization

Pierson Park Shoreline
Project Overview: 
Pierson Park in Tarrytown sits on the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Westchester County and offers picnic areas, tennis, bocce and basketball courts, and a playground area to the public. The Village of Tarrytown retained the services of McLaren to inspect the existing stone riprap slope along the boundary line between Pierson Park and the Hudson River. This Project won the 2011 Ward House Small Project of the Year Award; given by American Society of Civil Engineers, Lower Hudson Valley Branch.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren inspected and assessed the stone rip-rap as well as evaluated soil conditions, is designing shoreline stabilization improvements, preparing cost analysis and contract documents, and securing all necessary permits. McLaren investigated several alternatives for improving the rip-rap slope, taking into consideration cost efficiency and value engineering.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Above Water Inspection
Service: 
Shoreline Stabilization Design
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Tarrytown, New York
Client: 
Village of Tarrytown
Project Type: 
Shoreline Stabilization
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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NYSTA Canal Structure Inspections

NYSTA Canal Structure Inspection
Project Overview: 
McLaren is providing underwater inspection and assessment of 90 barge canal structures for the New York State Thruway Authority along the Albany to Buffalo segments of the historic New York State Waterway Canal System. Structures included locks, guard gates, fixed crest dams, moveable dams, tainter gates, spillways, terminals, docks, guide structures, and culverts.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was responsible for these underwater inspection and assessment services for three term contracts. For each contract, comprehensive reports were prepared including underwater photo documentation, sketches, and a summary of results of findings. Inspections were conducted in accordance with the NYSDOT Bridge Diving Inspection Manual, and the NYSTA Draft Specification for Bridge Diving Inspection and Fathometer Survey Manual.
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Structural Assessment
Location: 
Upstate, New York
Client: 
New York State Canal Corporation for the New York State Thruway Authority
Project Type: 
Canal Inspection
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1996-1997;1998-1999; 2003-2005
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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