Waterborne Transportation Division
Ferry operations have expanded at a tremendous rate over the past two decades, both in the United States and abroad. Increased ferry activity in America can be attributed to its recognized value as a commuter option, as well as its use for commerce, recreation and tourism. One of the most noteworthy regions where this trend has manifested itself is in the Northeast, particularly the New York Metropolitan area.
As a premier marine engineering firm, McLaren established itself early and often as a leader in the planning, design, and oversight of construction Ferry Terminals throughout the region – to the extent now that the firm devotes an entire division to waterborne services. We have designed structures varying in scale from simple pier landings to anchored barges to sophisticated large platforms anchored by complex geotechnical solutions.
Our ferry terminal experts have produced facilities that can be constructed rapidly, that have applied quick problem solving solutions, and have provided full coordination among owners, contractors and agencies. The bottom line: we can design a ferry facility that meets any construction schedule and budget.
Ferry Terminal Design
Ferry Landing Design
Ramps & Lift System Design
Fendering System Design
Definition of Design Parameters
Vehicle & Passenger Movement Analysis
Intermodal Transport – Design and Planning
Harbor Management Planning
Passenger Amenity Design
Floating Structure Design
Building Code Compliance Review
Application of Composite and Alternative Materials
Pier Design – New & Repair
Design of Bulkheads, Relieving Platforms, Quay Walls
Cruise Ship Terminal Design