Ports, Coastal + Waterfront

As one of McLaren Engineering Group’s largest markets, our accomplishments range from simple pier and bulkhead designs to more complex berths and ship terminals. Our innovative ferry terminal designs were pivotal in the proliferation of passenger vessel transportation. By pioneering the “engineer-as-diver” concept, we were at the forefront of the national waterfront renaissance by delivering professional engineering (PE) design expertise to the underwater inspection process.


Our core technical divisions include Marine, Geotechnical, Bridge/Highway/Rail, Site/Civil, Surveying, Forensics, Entertainment, Structural, Facade Engineering and Construction Engineering.

Specialized Ports, Coastal + Waterfront Services

Barge Design, Repair & InspectionBathymetric / Fathometric / Hydrographic SurveysBeach RestorationBerthing System DesignBorings - Marine & LandBreakwaters Design - Fixed & FloatingCaisson DesignCanal & Lock InspectionsCanal & Lock SurveysCoastal EngineeringCofferdam DesignCondition Inspections & SurveysConstruction AdministrationCruise Ship Terminal DesignDesign of Bulkheads, Relieving Platforms, Quay WallsDocks, Floating Docks & Floating Structure DesignDredge Design & PermittingDrilled Piles, Tiebacks, Drilled Foundation DesignDry Dock InspectionsEnvironmental PermittingErosion Control DesignFatigue & Life Cycle AnalysisFEMA Investigation - Storm ResponseFendering System DesignFerry Landing / Terminal Design - Fixed & FloatingFlood Plain MappingHarbor Management PlanningHydrodynamic ModellingIntermodal Transport - Design & PlanningMarina DesignsMarine Borer Studies, Investigations & MitigationMarine EngineeringMarine Navigation StudiesMechanical EngineeringMitigation DesignMooring AnalysisMooring Structure DesignMoving Platform DesignNatural Disaster Recovery EffortsNaval ArchitecturePassenger Amenity DesignPier Design - New & RepairPile Driving Design & InspectionPile Load TestingPlatform DesignPort PlanningRamps & Lift System DesignRange of Motion StudiesRecreational Boating Facility DesignRecycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) DesignReinforced & Prestressed Concrete DesignResilient Infrastructure DesignRetaining Wall DesignRo-Ro DesignScour AnalysisSea Bottom Cable InspectionsShoreline Stabilization / Seawall DesignTransportation System Impact StudyTrip in Tow Surveys / PlanningUnderwater 3D Sonar ImagingUnderwater Dive InspectionsVessel Accessibility AnalysisWaterfront Facility Master PlanningWaterfront PlanningWind, Wave & Current Analysis