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  • Mount Laurel, NJ

New Haven Bus Facility


HAKS served as construction manager for the $70 million, 290,000-square-foot bus maintenance, storage and administration facility in Hamden, Connecticut that serves the New Haven Division of Connecticut Transit (CT Transit).  The facility includes a two-story, 14,900-square-foot administrative wing.

Construction of the bus facility—on the site of an abandoned, environmentally contaminated steel mill— was a cooperative effort between HAKS, the design team, CT Transit, ConnDOT and the Federal Transit Administration. The design featured explosion-proof electrical and lighting components and upgraded ventilation systems to retrofit the facility for compressed natural gas.

Significant cost savings were realized by encapsulating most of the existing building slab with an engineered gravel fill. Small sections of the contaminated slab were removed to construct the pile and caisson foundations and equipment pits. The facility’s storm water collection and treatment areas were designed to collect and detain/treat runoff without taxing the nearby low-lying tidal wetlands.

HAKS kept the project moving forward by overseeing all critical path activities and milestones in the CPM schedule and employing look-ahead scheduling to anticipate and resolve schedule impacts. Since the facility was a designated “Threshold Building,” it required inspections by the Office of State Building Inspection and the State Fire Marshall. HAKS coordinated all inspections and maintained all inspection logs.

Construction began in July 2008 and the new facility commenced full operations on September 12, 2010.

The project received the 2011 ACEC-New York Platinum Award.