NJTA Construction Supervision for Bridge Repairs and Resurfacing
HAKS is providing construction supervision for bridge repairs and resurfacing on NJTA’s Mileposts 0-122 and Newark Bay-Hudson County and Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike extensions. The project’s objective is to perform rehabilitation to over 17 deteriorated structures and their approach areas along the turnpike and extensions.
Project elements include:
- Five structures with the most significant work
- The most significant items of overall work required are: reconstruction of deck slabs, super and substructure spall repairs, joint reconstruction/ replacement, reconstruction of bearing areas/repair bearings, steel repairs, structure approach resurfacing, miscellaneous bridge repairs
- MPT and coordination
- Material testing (HAKS owns fully certified materials testing inspection laboratories)
New York Wheel Special Inspections
A 60-story observation “ferris wheel” is being constructed in St. George on the New York Harbor that will offer world-class views of the Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the New York City skyline and boost the economy of the surrounding area. The landmark structure, equipped with $7 million of LED lighting, will offer a 38-minute ride in 36 enclosed and climate-controlled pods, each accommodating 40 people.
HAKS is providing local and international (Czech Republic, Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands) welding, bolting, structural stability, non-destructive testing and other inspections and supervision.
Construction began in May 2015 and opening is scheduled for the end of 2018.
PANYNJ On-Call Construction Inspection and Management
HAKS is providing on-call expert professional construction management and construction inspection services for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The term of the contract is 2015 through 2018 for federally funded storm resiliency projects on an as-needed basis. Three recent task orders represent new wins for HAKS:
Task Order 6: Construction management of mitigation of water leakage at ventilation ducts and mid-river pump room at the Holland Tunnel.
Task Order 7: Inspection services for installation of tide gates/drainage check valves for outfalls at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Task Order 8: Cut-and-cover tunnel tower distribution vault and pump station repairs and hazard mitigation at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
NYSDOT Region 8 Construction Inspection Term Agreement
HAKS is providing construction inspection services under a three-year term agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation, Region 8. Bridges and roads being inspected are located in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester counties.
The contract calls for detailed inspections, preparation of progress reports, and monitoring contract progress to ensure timely completion of each project. Some assignments call for work to be performed at night or on weekends.
NYPD Coney Island Firing Range Reconstruction
HAKS is providing engineering and design services for reconstruction of an NYPD firing range consisting of four shooting bays on each side of a common control room. Work includes investigations, inspections, documentation and certification, filing and permitting needed to prepare complete and accurate bid documents for the installation of new fire range systems.
Noise reduction is a key issue. The major design feature will be to reduce noise in the space according to OSHA guidelines to obtain a reverberation time of less than 1:25 sec.
The site investigation includes bullet traps, fire line booths, target retrieval systems, the tower range observation, communication and monitoring systems, and HVAC systems. Subsequently, construction documents (drawings and specifications) required to construct a new modern, fully functional and safe firing range will be produced.
NYCHA Local Law 11 Package 1
HAKS will provide construction management services for approximately 90 unsafe buildings to repair Local Law 11 (Cycles 7 and 8) conditions for the New York City Housing Authority. Work will include exterior façade repairs, perimeter roofing for buildings that require parapet replacement, asbestos abatement at the ACM positive areas, and other façade-related work as required, including rebuilding expansion joints and replacing lintels.
The HAKS team will provide management of Local Law 11 processes and procedures, field supervision of Local Law 11 remediation work, and masonry and roofing expertise. Buildings are in the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.
New Jersey Turnpike 2017 Bridge Inspection Program
Continuing our long history of working with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, HAKS has been awarded a one-year contract to perform biennial inspection and evaluation services on highway bridges and sign structures on the New Jersey Turnpike mainline from Interchange 13 to the northern terminus via the western spur (Milepost 99 to 122). The project consists of routine and in-depth inspections of 174 bridges and 88 sign structures. Additionally, underwater inspections will be performed at 16 bridges in addition to underwater high-resolution 3D sonar scanning and soil analysis at one structure with a history of significant scour.
The project involves extensive maintenance of traffic and night work and intensive coordination with NJTA’s Operations and Maintenance Departments, state and local police, and various railroad agencies. We are also reviewing inspection files for all pertinent structure and inventory data; identifying fracture-critical members, maintenance history, and new developments; and pinpointing special areas of concern. HAKS is performing 100-percent hands-on inspection of fracture-critical members and fatigue-prone details and non-destructive testing as required. All bridges are receiving full routine National Bridge Inspection Standards and element-level inspections concurrently.
Inspection of 123 State-Owned Overhead Sign Structures
HAKS is providing structural inspection and non-destructive testing services to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) under a one-year contract for initial inventory for newly built signs and structural inspection of older aluminum and steel highway signs located along state, local, and interstate roadways mainly in Middlesex and Somerset counties in central New Jersey. HAKS is inspecting structures including cantilever, span (overpass), and variable message signs. Two-person teams are conducting field inspections in accordance with NJDOT and Federal Highway Administration standards.
Our role in this project includes hands-on and visual inspection and non-destructive testing; documentation of structural conditions and recommendations; identification of critical hazard deficiencies, notifying NJDOT of Priority One and Priority Two repair recommendations, and maintaining lane closures for NJDOT emergency repair crews; and extensive coordination and scheduling with NJDOT, access equipment suppliers, traffic management, and state and local police.
Offorbys Centers of Positive Engagement
HAKS is a project management consultant for the first phase of Offorbys' entertainment center network, to eventually encompass more than 1,400 towns and cities in India over the next five years and become the "reason to smile" for millions of people. The initiative involves the following elements:
- Entartica—a mix of amusement, entertainment, adventure, water sports, gaming and food courts
- Spree—to be the largest inventory holder of mall space by 2020
- Chowk—family entertainment, including sports and a community hall
- Chowkstar—a world-class movie experience
We are currently working on The Third Kingdom at Entartica.
June 5th Memorial Park
On June 5, 2013, a building undergoing demolition collapsed onto a neighboring Salvation Army Store on the corner of 22nd and Market Streets in Philadelphia, killing six people and injuring many others. The Philadelphia community has come together to build a park of healing and remembrance on that site. Three tall granite stones with two windows each–one to represent each of the victims–will make up the memorial. The victims' names will be etched into the granite. HAKS will provide special inspections and material testing of soil, concrete, rebar, structural steel, and masonry for the construction of this permanent memorial to honor these victims.
Newtown Creek Nature Walk
HAKS has been awarded the contract to provide Construction Management services for two projects: Newtown Creek Nature Walk Phase II (Walkway) and Phase III (Garden).
Phase II includes continuation of the Nature Walk that was started in Phase I, beginning at Whale Creek Canal and terminating at the Phase III garden, where utilities and asphalt will be replaced by a new gated and fenced garden that will include walkways, shaded benches, drinking fountains, lighting, signage, a utility enclosure, and a unique stormwater retention structure.
Water Street Corridor Streetscape Improvements
HAKS will be providing CM services—including in-depth constructability reviews and design critique, schedule management, value engineering, procurement, utility coordination, and community liaison—to create a more pedestrian-oriented environment along the Water Street Corridor from Whitehall to Fulton Street. Project elements include remodeling and redevelopment of the existing Whitehall and Coenties Slip plazas, installation of Silva Cell planters, sidewalk widening, and bumpout street corners to improve pedestrian traffic flow and safety. The project also includes full reconstruction of Moore Street to remediate damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The project is the initial step in a series of projects that the NYCEDC will carry out to improve the Water Street Corridor and the use of privately owned public spaces (POPS).
Replacement/Upgrade of Petroleum Storage Tanks in City-owned Sites
HAKS is part of the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s continuing effort to bring all underground tanks in city-owned sites to compliance with applicable local, state and federal legislation. Work will be conducted employing the design/build method of delivery in which construction managers are responsible for investigation, assessment, design and implementation of the resulting designs through abatement, upgrade and/or replacement of the tanks.
HAKS will develop a project-specific quality management plan and work to coordinate inter-agency activities. As excavation work adds noise, odors, dust and other disturbances, HAKS will address these issues and carry out tasks necessary to protect the community so daily activities and the environment are minimally impacted.