Surveying Projects

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.
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Structural Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Permitting
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Site/Civil and Geotechnical Engineering
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Surveying
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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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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.
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Site/Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
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Marine Engineering
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Surveying
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Structural Assessment
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Permitting
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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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NYSDOT Underwater Bridge Inspection, Regions 10 & 11

NYCDOT Region 10 & 11 Underwater Bridge Inspection
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided underwater bridge inspection and fathometer survey services for bridges in NYSDOT’s Regions 10 and 11, covering New York City and Long Island. The firm has performed these inspections for three previous cycles (1993-1996, 2001-2002, and 2007-2008).
McLaren's Role: 
The 1993-1996 biennial inspection program covered inspection and assessment of nearly 1,000 bridge piers and over 8,000 linear feet of relieving platform supporting FDR Drive in Manhattan. In addition to the inspection of the bridges, McLaren was responsible for the fathometric survey of more than 200 piers. The 2001-2002 biennial inspection program covered inspection and assessment of a total of 72 bridges encompassing 629 SSUs. The 2007-2008 program covered inspection and assessment of a total of 79 bridges encompassing 309 SSUs and 101 fathometric surveys. Comprehensive reports were prepared including still photographs, sketches, underwater videotape recordings, and a summary of results of findings. All reports were prepared in metric, and all inspection work was performed in accordance with the NYSDOT Bridge Diving Inspection Manual.
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Underwater Inspection
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Fathometric Survey
Location: 
New York City/Long Island, New York
Client: 
New York State Department of Transportation
Project Type: 
Bridge Inspection
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1993-1996; 2001-2002; 2007-2008
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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NYPD Marina Inspection and Rehabilitation

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Project Overview: 
McLaren provided professional engineering and design services for two (2) marinas owned by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at College Point and Randall’s Island.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren inspected and verified the conditions of existing wooden piles and bulkhead sheet piles, conducting a site survey of the marina’s facilities, and performing a bathymetric survey at College Point. In addition to observing a collapsing area of the bulkhead and the poor condition of sheet and wooden piles, McLaren found the wood slips to be damaged due to strong currents, and the marina’s wooden pier to be in such poor condition that it will need to be replaced completely. At Randall’s Island, McLaren performed underwater inspections to assess the conditions of existing sheet piles at the bulkhead and dock, and all the marina’s wooden piles as well as performed a site survey of all facilities and a bathymetric survey. Upon examination, McLaren found both the sheet and wooden piles to be in poor condition, a section of the bulkhead to be collapsing, a broken rainwater drain, and a shallow depth at the site due to silt build-up, preventing larger boats from being brought in and lifted.
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Underwater Inspection
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Marine Engineering and Design
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Site Survey
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Permitting
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Construction Administration
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
SKANSKA USA
Project Type: 
Marine Inspection/Engineering
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004-2010
Construction Cost: 
$5,000,000
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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.
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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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