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Project Overview

Project Owner:
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Point of Contact Name:
241 Erie Street,
Jersey City, NJ
Paul Salvatore, PE
Director of Procurement

Construction Cost:
$48 Million

Completion Date: 
Q3 2016

Project Scope

As a part of Techno’s On-Call Agreement with the PANYNJ providing CM & Inspection staff throughout various locations and facilities, The Port Authority has executed an agreement with Racebrook Capital’s ARK Development, LLC to construct and operate the world’s first privately owned airport animal terminal and air freight facility. The 24/7 full-service facility will offer in-transit companion animal kenneling, an import and export USDA-approved equine and aviary quarantine, veterinary hospital, animal diagnostic laboratory and a dog and cat boarding center with training, spa and grooming services and is scheduled for operation this year.

The $48 million, 178,000-square-foot, 14.4 acre site facility (Ark) is currently under construction at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Building 78.  The designer retained the existing building foundation to accelerate the construction schedule.  Construction management services include all building trades:

  • Modification of existing building superstructure and flooring
  • New fire proof painting
  • Modifications of electrical and HAVC systems
  • Modification of the existing sprinkler system
  • New framing and roofing
  • Installation exterior window walls and doors
  • Customary office fit-out and security systems
  • Installation of signage and graphics
  • Civil grading and curbs