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

2009-2011 Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Facility Condition Surveys


HAKS performed call-in condition inspections from 2009 through 2011 for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) to determine the overall condition of building/structures and to identify structural and non-structural deficiencies. The condition surveys included elements such as framing systems, roofing systems, exterior and interior wall systems, ceiling systems, stairways, floor slabs, and adjacent pavement areas. The inspections also included structural supports for mechanical and electrical devices as well as supports for suspended ceiling systems.

The inspections encompassed 100% visual inspections in conjunction with a minimum 10% hands-on inspection of primary structural members and connections. The results formed the basis of our repair recommendations in the inspection report, which were listed in order of priority in the four categories defined by PANYNJ: immediate, priority, safety and routine. Our inspectors documented the status of previous priority repairs and safety items and evaluated their conditions at the time of our inspections.

HAKS performed five assignments under this contract comprising 27 buildings for a total area of 2,800,000 square feet, two bridges and 44 high-mast light towers. Highlights included rappelling inspection of the 325-foot-high Newark Airport Control Tower, the 1.3-million-square-foot EWR Terminal C parking garage and emergency inspection of Newark Airport facilities in the wake of Hurricane Irene during the summer of 2011.

We reported our findings in comprehensive condition inspection reports at the completion of each assignment. Utilizing PANYNJ guidelines, we prepared drawings that showed all deficiencies, their locations, proposed repairs and other required information.