Waterborne Projects

Citywide Ferry Service

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Project Overview: 
The New York City Economic Development Corporation implemented a program to expand its Citywide Ferry Service along the East River in New York.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren was contracted to provide engineering consulting services for the development, investigation, planning, design, coordination, permitting, procurement, and construction administration for the design of the nine (9) new and three (3) upgraded ferry landings. Key services include: anchor pile design, ADA compliance, environmental loading, resiliency design, fender design, passenger circulation studies, topographic surveys, bathymetric surveys, utility surveys, environmental investigations, geotechnical investigations (water and upland borings), gangway design, intermodal connections, barge fitout and design, vessel anchorage and fendering, pier design, electrical lighting design and upland coordination, wayfinding and signage, canopy and bench seating design, and permitting for various agencies.
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Marine / Coastal Engineering
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Permitting
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Resiliency Design
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Geotechnical Engineering
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Surveying
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Site Investigations
Location: 
New York, New York
Client: 
New York City Economic Development Corporation / Skanska USA Building Inc.
Project Type: 
Waterborne Transportation
Role: 
Marine Engineer
Contract Period: 
2015-2018
Construction Cost: 
$55,000,000 (Est.)

Port Imperial Ferry Terminal

Port Imperial Ferry Terminal
Project Overview: 
Ferry operations returned to the New York Harbor in 1986 with service provided by New York Waterway and Arthur Imperatore. Several temporary facilities were created throughout the harbor to service the operation, and ridership has increased to a consistent level sufficient to support a major intermodal terminal
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided all marine, structural, foundation, and accessibility design services for this facility, which includes a three-level, 38,000-square foot terminal building, four ferry slips on two floating platforms, and intermodal interface with the Hudson-Bergen light rail transit system. Ramps and access will be compliant with the 1999 regulations for accessibility by the American Disabilities Act (ADA). This magnificent structure includes a fabric roof lantern, 39-foot-high curtain walls, balconies, and public access throughout. The building platform will be a pre-cast concrete slab supported by pre-cast beams, pile caps and steel piles. The 120-ton H-piles will be driven to bedrock, approximately 80 feet below NGVD.
Service: 
Marine Engineering
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Design Services
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Structural Engineering
Location: 
Weehawken, New Jersey
Client: 
NJ Transit/NY Waterway/Arcorp Properties
Project Type: 
Ferry Landing
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
1999-2006
Construction Cost: 
$40,000,000
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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.
Service: 
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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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
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Ferry Landing Design
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Permitting
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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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Hoboken Ferry Terminal

Historic Hoboken Ferry Terminal
Project Overview: 
Restoration of the terminal slips and historic building to active maritime service.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided professional engineering design (preparation of permit documents, detailed inspections of existing structures, surveying, preliminary and final design) and construction assistance services associated with Phases II and III of the Rehabilitation and Redevelopment of the Hoboken Terminal and Yard Complex. Phase II Services included the superstructure and substructure repairs which included demolition of the Finger Piers along with the Fender Racks, coring of holes through decking, driving of new steel piles, placing or new pier caps, fastening of existing steel to new pier caps, River Façade Copper replacement and lighting, clock tower design build, new trash compactor, substructure and superstructure framing repairs. Phase III Services included the stabilization of the existing ferry terminal foundation and superstructure, update design of the ferry docking systems and mechanized ramps to conform to the latest PANYNJ standards and used by current ferry operators. McLaren provided design of a pile anchorage system for a replacement marina dock layout, as well as assisted with the development of a floating wave attenuator layout arrangement and anchorage design to protect the marina. In addition, McLaren performed a wind and wave analysis.
Service: 
Marine Engineering
Service: 
Anchorage Design Services
Service: 
Permit Preparation
Location: 
Hoboken, New Jersey
Client: 
NJ Transit / STV
Project Type: 
Marine Engineering
Role: 
Sub-consultant
Contract Period: 
2002-2011
Construction Cost: 
$300,000,000
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