Fields Construction Company, McLaren Engineering Group and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects announced that construction has commenced at 207 Van Vorst Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. Situated adjacent to St. Peter’s Prep high school and within walking distance of NJ Transit’s PATH and light rail lines, the development will feature two 15-story buildings featuring 408 residences and approximately 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
The project, which is being developed by Fields Development Group, was designed by architectural firm Marchetto Higgins Stieve. McLaren Engineering Group is providing structural engineering design and construction support for the project. “The latest among a multitude of multifamily buildings that we are constructing in Jersey City, 207 Van Vorst is a great example of the type of challenging project that Fields Construction excels at completing,” Fields Construction Principal Jim Caulfield said. “We’re excited to expand upon our hard-earned reputation here on New Jersey’s Gold Coast, where we’re building structures for many of the market’s premier developers.”
The building, which is supported by steel-pipe-bearing piles, integrates two distinct structure types: an innovative light-gauge steel framing in a nine-story structure atop a five-story concrete podium. “Using light-gauge steel saves on construction time, reduces the overall project material cost and is environmentally friendly, since most of the material is from recycled sources,” explained Thomas W. Broderick, P.E., LEED AP, Division Chief, Structures Division, McLaren Engineering Group.
Construction of 207 Van Vorst is split into two phases, and the northern building is currently underway. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2016.
McLaren Engineering Group is an NYSSPE Gold Sustaining Member and features eight engineering divisions, staffed with nearly 200 employees in 10 offices. Founded in 1977, McLaren has successfully completed over 12,000 projects, from inspection to design to construction management. With experts in numerous engineering disciplines – and a passion for innovation and out-of-the-box thinking – McLaren can address any project’s specific range of design requirements with technical excellence and innovation. Headquartered in West Nyack, NY, McLaren has offices in New York City, NY; Albany, NY; Lehigh Valley, PA; Middletown, CT; Baltimore, MD; Roswell, GA; Orlando, FL; San Luis Obispo, CA; and Oran, Algeria. www.mgmclaren.com.
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