Structural Projects

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the design of a new six-story academic building spanning 90,000 square feet. The new School of Technology Management was constructed using a moment-resisting steel framing system designed to resist both gravity and lateral forces. The floor deck consists of lightweight concrete slab over galvanized metal deck supported by composite steel beams and girders.
McLaren's Role: 
As structural engineer, McLaren was provided structural engineering and design of the steel framing and concrete floor deck.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
Hoboken, New Jersey
Client: 
Stevens Institute of Technology
Project Type: 
Educational Building Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2003
Construction Cost: 
$24,000,000
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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
Service: 
Foundation Engineering
Service: 
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
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Foundation Engineering
Service: 
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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Ritz Carlton Condominiums/Hotel

Ritz Carlton Rendering
Project Overview: 
The Ritz Carlton Condo/Hotel, which will sit on 230 acres, is a seven-story residence/resort located on Rose Island. The building will include a hotel, marina, estate homes, condominiums, town homes and amenities including a spa, restaurant and pools, bringing the its total size to approximately 496,674 square feet.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren is providing structural and bridge engineering services that include design of concrete frame with post-tensioned slab for hotel; design of masonry columns and walls, concrete beams and hollow core roof planks for utility buildings; design of marina bridges; assessment of construction materials and methods; design of spread footing and pile foundations; and structural design of lightgauge metal framework for canopies and soffits. Project challenges include hotel foundation choice between piles or spread footings based on assessment of storm water surge and armored beaches; misaligned concrete shear walls and concrete columns in the hotel and the utility buildings to accommodate architectural design; and minimal use of structural steel due to the highly corrosive environment.
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Drainage Analysis
Service: 
Drainage Design
Location: 
Rose Island, Bahamas
Client: 
Garcia Stromberg/Ritz Carlton
Project Type: 
Site Planning & Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-Present
Construction Cost: 
N/A

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
Service: 
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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