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.


American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) SurveysAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA) StudiesAsset Management PlansAxial & Lateral Load TestingBarge Design, Repair & InspectionBeach RestorationBerthing System DesignBorings - Marine & LandBreakwaters Design - Fixed & FloatingBuilding Code AssessmentsCaisson DesignCanal & Lock InspectionsCanopy & Shade Structure DesignCivil Engineering InvestigationsCoastal EngineeringCofferdam DesignConcrete Footings & FoundationsCondition AssessmentsCondition Inspections & SurveysConstructibility ReviewsConstruction AdministrationConstruction EngineeringConstruction InspectionConstruction Plans & SpecificationsConstruction SequencingCrane Stability Analysis - On Land & Barge MountedCruise Ship Terminal DesignDemolition Sequencing, Procedures & PlansDesign of Bulkheads, Relieving Platforms, Quay WallsDesign of Deep & Shallow Foundation SystemsDevelopment of Technical, Bid & Performance SpecificationsDocks, Floating Docks & Floating Structure DesignDredge Design & PermittingDrilled Piles, Tiebacks, Drilled Foundation DesignDry Dock InspectionsEnvironmental PermittingErection Sequencing, Procedures & PlansErosion Control DesignExpert TestimonyFabrication & Installation InspectionBathymetric / Fathometric / Hydrographic SurveysFatigue & Life Cycle AnalysisFeasibility StudiesFEMA Investigation - Storm ResponseFendering System DesignFerry Landing / Terminal Design - Fixed & FloatingFinite Element Modelling & AnalysisFlood Plain MappingForensic Investigations & EngineeringGeotechnical & Soils EngineeringHarbor Management PlanningHydrodynamic ModellingIntermodal Transport - Design & PlanningInvestigations of Existing ConditionsLife Cycle AnalysisLoad Rating AnalysisMarina DesignsMarine Borer Studies, Investigations & MitigationMarine EngineeringMarine Navigation StudiesMaterial Failure AnalysisMechanical EngineeringMitigation DesignMooring AnalysisMooring Structure DesignMoving Platform DesignNatural Disaster Recovery EffortsNaval ArchitecturePark DesignPassenger Amenity DesignPedestrian Bridge DesignPermittingPier Design - New & RepairPile Driving Design & InspectionPlatform 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 DesignSide Scan SonarSite AssessmentSite Safety PlansSpecial InspectionsStatic & Dynamic AnalysisStormwater Pollution Plan (SWPPP) DesignStructural AnalysisStructural EngineeringStructural Reinforcing DesignStructural Steel DesignTimber Structure Design & RepairsTower Crane & Mobile Crane Installation Design & Peer ReviewsTransportation System Impact StudyTrip in Tow Surveys / PlanningUnderpinning Design & AnalysisUnderwater 3D Sonar ImagingUnderwater Dive InspectionsValue Engineering ReviewVessel Accessibility AnalysisWaterfront Facility Master PlanningWaterfront PlanningWind, Wave & Current Analysis