• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

PANYNJ Airport Fire Protection and Life Safety Services


Although The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is not legally bound by local building and fire codes, it has a longstanding policy of meeting and, where appropriate, exceeding accepted local building and fire code standards with respect to construction, alteration and renovation to any building, structure and space at its facilities.

As part of our inspection and related technical and safety services at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports in Queens and Stewart International Airport in Orange County, HAKS inspects airport facilities for partial and/or conditional occupancy as well as for fire protection and life safety systems.

We also review fire protection and life safety system inspections, testing and maintenance records, and witness tests of fire protection and life safety systems and equipment. Our inspection staff prepares audit inspections reports, comments on and resolves all punch list matters for partial and/or conditional occupancy or use. The result is a comprehensive inventory of fire protection and life safety systems and conditions at the airports. HAKS also initiates, authorizes and manages security ID card applications and verifies the identity and work authorization of each employee.

Our work also involves Tenant Alteration Application projects, which require a wide range of site/facility construction and building inspections. Our responsibilities include monitoring preconstruction, drawing review, auditing of architects/engineers of record, special inspections, monthly progress meetings, reviews of closeout packages, life and safety testing, and performing inspections prior to issuance of a Permit to Occupy or Use. Office engineering services include contract administration from preconstruction through closeout of airport construction projects and oversight of all financial information, payments, extra work, daily reports, material certifications, EEO and wage compliance, insurance, correspondence and other matters related to airport construction.

As a result of September 11, 2001, our assignment includes risk assessment for survivability of certain PANYNJ structures in the event of a terrorist attack or other disaster.