Structural Projects

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
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Civil Engineering
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Site Layout Planning
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Drainage & Utility Planning
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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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Banana Town Homes and Condominiums

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide structural design and engineering services for the construction of four (4) residential clusters along the Hudson River. Each cluster is approximately 200 feet wide and varies in length from approximately 200 feet to 300 feet and has a six-story condominium tower and four-story town homes linked into a U-shape. Roadways pass between the clusters and between the town homes and the riverwalk.
McLaren's Role: 
The southern most clusters (clusters I and II) have an elevated terrace structure between the condominium tower and the town homes, with parking at grade level below. The northernmost clusters (clusters III and IV) have parking at grade level between the condominium tower and the town homes, but no elevated terrace. The existing building on site and its foundation has been demolished. CMC (Controlled Modulus Columns) piles will be used for the foundation for the roadways and town homes instead of the conventional H-Piles.
Service: 
Building Structural Design
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Foundation Design
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Schematic Design
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Construction Documents
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Construction Administration
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
WESKetch Architecture
Project Type: 
Building Structures Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Orange County PAC

Performing Arts Center Fit-Out
Project Overview: 
The Orange County PAC houses several performance spaces, including the 1700-seat Segerstrom Concert Hall, a Music Theater, two rehearsal rooms, and supporting facilities. McLaren was engaged to provide structural and mechanical engineering services for the overhead and surrounding theatrical fit-out, as well as 3-D pre-visualization modeling and drafting of the acoustic canopies.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren engineered over one hundred large acoustic chamber doors, framed with steel and filled with shotcrete, and operated by custom electric linear actuators. These doors are opened and closed to adjust the acoustics of the concert hall. McLaren engineered winches and supports for vertically traveling acoustic banners and horizontally traveling curtains that are deployed from a variety of storage positions, if needed, to augment the acoustic properties of the canopies. McLaren also designed flipper doors for accessing speakers, winches for raising and lowering the central speaker cluster, and theatrical lighting trusses. In the accessory spaces, McLaren engineered pipe grids and curtain tracks for the Music Theater and large rehearsal room.
Service: 
Structural & Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Theatrical Fit-Out
Location: 
Costa Mesa, California
Client: 
JR Clancy
Project Type: 
Theatrical Fit-Out
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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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
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Construction Cost Estimating
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Construction Bid Support
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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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Mohegan Sun - Cabaret Bar

Mohegan Sun - Cabaret Bar
Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained by several themeing contractors to assist with various architectural design components for Phase 2 expansion at Mohegan Sun Casino. For Roger B. Phillips, McLaren provided structural engineering services associated with the development of various components in the Cabaret, including the bar and showroom chandeliers, stage surround, ceiling panels, and column covers. These elements incorporate multicolored glass beads, art glass, parchment, limestone, tile and other textures into unusual three-dimensional forms to create a visually thrilling, one-of-a-kind environment.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed structural analysis of the components and supports and developed calculations confirming code and specification compliance.
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Service: 
Themeing Elements
Location: 
Uncasville, Connecticut
Client: 
Roger B. Phillips, Inc.
Project Type: 
Structural Engineering Services
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2000-2001
Construction Cost: 
$8,000,000