Surveying Projects

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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Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Landings

Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Landings
Project Overview: 
McLaren provided marine design and construction management services for ferry landings in Newburgh and Beacon, New York, for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Operations of the original Newburgh-Beacon Ferry stopped in 1963 with the construction of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, and then began again in October 2005 with the construction of the new ferry landings.
McLaren's Role: 
In Beacon, McLaren designed a timber platform situated on the far end of the existing deck, measuring approximately 180 square feet and comprised of new timber piles and timber framing. An aluminum gangway, 60 feet long and 6 feet wide, connects the platform to two new floating barges. These steel barges are anchored with four steel pipe piles. The Newburgh landing consists of a 30-foot by 90-foot steel barge anchored by four steel pipe piles. Another aluminum articulating gangway connects the barge to the existing timber bulkhead. McLaren also built a pedestrian shelter at the Newburgh site. Construction on this project took only a matter of days and the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry now serves as a vital transportation link on the Hudson.
Service: 
Site Inspection
Service: 
Ferry Landing Design
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Newburgh and Beacon, New York
Client: 
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Project Type: 
Ferry Landing Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2005
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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LIRR Rail Freight Study

LIRR Rail Freight Load and Clearance Study
Project Overview: 
The Long Island Rail Road retained McLaren to determine the feasibility of operating 286,000-pound AREMA Plate F freight traffic along the MTA-LIRR right of way in Brooklyn and Queens, and to quantify the infrastructure improvements required to facilitate that traffic. The results of this in-depth load analysis and evaluation will assist the LIRR in upgrading the ROWs to bear additional loads and, at some locations, ensure the cars will clear.
McLaren's Role: 
The Freight Study is broken into two tasks. A Plate F Clearance Study is first, where McLaren is identifying the location and extent of any near hits or hits against a predetermined clearance envelope. The second half is a structural evaluation of under-grade bridges, which involves preparation and execution of a Non-Destructive Testing program. Key to both tasks is data collection and field survey, where pertinent information was obtained and synthesized to assist in the analysis.
Service: 
Structural Analysis
Service: 
Load Rating
Service: 
Material Testing
Service: 
Drainage Analysis
Service: 
Surveying
Location: 
Brooklyn and Queens, New York
Client: 
Long Island Rail Road
Project Type: 
Bridge Assessment
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Haverstraw Ferry Landing

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Project Overview: 
As part of the Village of Haverstraw’s Waterfront Revitalization Program, McLaren was retained to provide marine and ferry terminal design, as well as an environmental assessment. The project, completed in three (3) phases, consists of a multi-purpose ferry terminal with an integrated 450 car parking structure along the Hudson River in the Lower Hudson Valley region. The ferry terminal consists of docking space and associated piers, wharfs and bulkheads, a terminal building, internal and external lighting, and infrastructure improvements, including electric, sewerage, site drainage, and stormwater retention.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided overall responsibility for the project management of this contract, quality control, coordination of the project’s design, and environmental review functions. The ferry terminal design addressed a number of challenging issues such as the site’s location in the state-designated Haverstraw Bay Significant Coastal Fish & Wildlife Habitat.
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Geotechnical Design
Service: 
MEP Engineering
Service: 
Landscape Architecture
Service: 
Surveying
Location: 
Haverstraw, New York
Client: 
Village of Haverstraw
Project Type: 
Ferry Landing Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2004-2012
Construction Cost: 
$10,000,000
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Harbors at Haverstraw

Harbors at Haverstraw - Haverstraw Shoreline
Project Overview: 
This large-scale waterfront redevelopment in the Village of Haverstraw, along the Hudson River, consists of approximately 900 residential units. Continuous public waterfront access was incorporated into the project via a promenade and various recreational waterfront features including a fishing pier, kayak launch, and marina. Construction of the project will occur between 2002 and 2010, and is being phased into four distinct sites.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided waterfront site development services including marina development, site/civil engineering, marine engineering, shoreline stabilization, and construction administration. These services included preparation of an overall concept plan, preparation of an in-water structures plan, fathometric survey, shoreline investigation and assessment, and shoreline design alternatives. The project also included preparation of an existing conditions report for the entire waterfront, permit preparation/acquisition, condition assessment of timber piles, preparation of construction documents associated with the site, and design of promenade.
Service: 
Waterfront/Marine Engineering
Service: 
Site/Civil Engineering
Service: 
Fathometric Survey
Service: 
Shoreline Stabilization
Service: 
Marina Development
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Haverstraw, New York
Client: 
Ginsburg Development, LLC
Project Type: 
Waterfront Development
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2001-2006
Construction Cost: 
$500,000,000
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