Geotechnical
Engineering

soil and foundation
Jesse
Volpe, PE

Geotechnical Lead

McLaren coordinated the project’s initial geotechnical investigation and designed the demolition of the original Lasker Pool and Ice Rink Facility. 

Geotechnical
Experts

McLaren’s expert geotechnical engineers use principles of soil and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials to determine their relevant physical, mechanical, and chemical properties.

Integrating each site’s unique geotechnical characteristics is key to the success of any project. Whether planning the development of a new structure, monitoring and maintaining current underground infrastructure, geothermal work, or repairing damaged subsurface facilities, our geotechnical engineers offer some of the industry’s best investigation, analysis and design solutions.

Our geotechnics team works closely with our firm’s other engineering divisions and survey teams to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches to solving challenging environmental, marine, and civil engineering problems.

Jesse
Volpe, PE
Geotechnical Lead

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Geotechnical Engineering Services

Soils Testing + Analysis

Providing clients with in-depth investigation, testing and analysis, our geotechnical engineers perform sample collection, field and laboratory testing, and the preparation of detailed reports. Additionally, we are able to evaluate the stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits both on land and in water to best assess and monitor unique risks of each project.

Foundation + Earthwork Design

Our Geotechnical and Structural engineers analyze information, develop site preparation options and design custom foundation and earthworks specific to the custom needs of each project. From deep foundations for the support of a bridge and shallow foundations for a transmission structures, to retaining structures, embankments, tunnels, and pavement, McLaren provides innovative geotechnical solutions with constructability and costs in mind.

Geotechnical Engineering
Projects + News

Project

Highbridge Anchor Park Revitalization

New York, NY
As part of the NYC Anchor Parks initiative, the historic Highbridge Park was selected to undergo a major $30 million revitalization, providing a stabilizing central gathering…

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Little Island Park
Project

Little Island Park

New York, NY
Little Island Park is NYC’s new philanthropically funded urban enchanted forest. Rising from the remnants of Pier 54, which was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy,…

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Project

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is a 2 million square foot, world-class entertainment concept like no other located in the middle of the city’s Stadium…

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Offshore Wind Energy - Operations and Maintenance Facility
Project

Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance Facility

NY, NJ
As a national leader in clean energy policy, New York is a prime hub in bringing offshore wind energy to the United States. Setting a…

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Demolition For Rebuild of Lasker Pool and Rink
News

Demolition For Rebuild of Lasker Pool and Rink

New York, NY
Rendering courtesy Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture | Design and the Central Park Conservancy Demolition For Rebuild of Lasker Pool and Rink The redesigned replacement of a…

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Vital Climbing Gym Development
Project

Gym Development Vital Climbing

Brooklyn, NY
A century-old timber and masonry Brooklyn warehouse development has undergone a multifaceted conversion into Greenpoint’s newest bouldering gym with a rooftop wellness sanctuary. Vital…

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News

Green Spaces - Design and Engineering Urban Landscapes

Nationwide
Restoring nature and community to the built environment, the art of urban landscape design and engineering weaves neighborhoods, culture, and aesthetic elements into beautiful green…

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Project

Park Design Estella Diggs Park

Bronx, NY
Built upon a once vacant lot in the Bronx, Estella Diggs Park has been transformed into a lush greenspace that merges the community’s history…

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Belvedere Castle Geothermal NYC Engineering
Project

Geothermal Renovations Belvedere Castle

Central Park, New York, NY
Belvedere Castle in Central Park underwent a 15-month restoration, reopening in 2019 to provide visitors with some of the best views in Manhattan. Designed by Frederick…

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NYC Parks Sandpiper Shorefront Playground
Project

Shorefront Playground - Sandpiper

Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY
The restoration of Sandpiper Playground added a new world-class greenspace to Rockaway Beach. Left severely damaged from Hurricane Sandy, the NYC Parks project aimed to…

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Trailway Design-Build - Maybrook
Project

Maybrook Trailway Design-Build

Hopewell Junction and Brewster, NY
750-miles of scenic treasures and historic sites across New York State have been connected to form the multi-use trail system named Empire State Trail. A…

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Processing Plant on Waterfront
Project

Processing Plant on Waterfront

Newark, NJ
Development of Multimodal Asphalt + Concrete Processing Plant Stavola Companies redeveloped a former chemical plant located along the Passaic River waterfront, 330 Doremus Avenue in the City…

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News

Marina Rehabilitation Ahead of Schedule

Brooklyn, NY
McLaren's marine division, along with our surveyors and geotechnical engineers, were part of the marina rehabilitation project team that helped reconstruct Mill Basin waterfront in…

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News

ONStage Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios

Astoria, NY
ONStage Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios The legendary Kaufman Astoria Studios has expanded its campus, putting ONStage at the center of the action. Located adjacent…

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