News | Jul 03, 2023 | Christine Furey
Kennedy Int’l Begins $19 Billion Transformation by Revamping Terminal 8
Arora Engineers (Arora) was included in the July 2023 issue of Airport Improvement Magazine in an article entitled, “Kennedy Int’l Begins $19 Billion Transformation by Revamping Terminal 8.” The article discusses how John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) recently embarked on a long-term $19 billion redevelopment program to create a world-class aviation facility.
Arora was selected to be part of the team responsible for the renovation and enhancement of Terminal 8 at JFK. Arora served as a subconsultant to AECOM, who along with Merchant Aviation led design services with Holt Construction serving as the construction manager. The expansion of Terminal 8 is part of JFK’s $13 Billion modernization program, aimed at transforming the Airport into an ultramodern global hub with new and restructured terminals adding 4 million square feet and increasing the airport’s capacity by 15 million passengers annually.
Arora provided lead engineering design services for the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire/Life Safety, and Special Systems engineering services for this project from 30% conceptual design through the 100% implementation document phase, as well as construction support services. Steven Giordano, PE, LEED AP, Vice President, New York Planning & Design at Arora, was featured in the article saying, “The Port Authority had a fantastic plan, and everybody worked hand-in-hand to really give a first-class international airport experience.”
The JFK Terminal 8 project faced challenges due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, making workforce availability and material procurement temporarily stop. However, the project team was able to use the lull in passenger traffic as an opportunity to compress the project schedule, thereby managing to finish the terminal on time. Steven went on to explain that the project partners were able to work though the challenges of COVID because the team was well integrated. The team also used video chats to review existing equipment and ductwork and monitor the installation of updated replacements. Steven says Arora was grateful for the partnership of Holt Construction and American Airlines for prioritizing the T8 projects. “If we couldn’t be there, they were our eyes,” he states.
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