EWR Terminal A Redevelopment Program

EWR Terminal A Redevelopment Program

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is currently undertaking the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Terminal A Redevelopment Program. The new Terminal One is three stories high and approximately 1 million square feet in area. This includes a centralized arrivals/departures hub, passenger and baggage processing systems, and three radiating concourses to service 33 aircraft gates. Arora was retained to provide Fire/Life Safety and Special Systems engineering and construction administration services under the Tutor Perini Design Build Team as a sub-consultant to STV.


Special Systems: Arora was retained to provide Special Systems engineering design services for the new Terminal One. The scope of work included:

  • Low voltage design and engineering
  • Electronic Video Information Displays (EVIDS)
  • Airline Operations and Support
  • Common Use Systems
  • Emergency Mass Notification
  • Public Address/Audio Paging System
  • Taxi Dispatch Systems
  • Visual Messaging Systems
  • Visual Docking Guidance System
  • Visual Paging
  • Virtual Apron, Control Room, Terminal Operations Center, and Emergency, Operation Control Center which comprise the Integrated Terminal Operations, Control Center (ITOCC). For each of these spaces, Arora will:
    • Identify structured cabling for necessary equipment, including Audio, Visual systems and IT systems for workstations
    • Arora will deliver the complete ITOCC system design
  • Structured Cabling System and Horizontal Backbone (SCS)
  • Telecommunications Spaces (MDF, IDF, Radio Rooms)
  • Telephone (VoIP and Traditional)

Fire/Life Safety: Arora was retained to as the lead engineer for all Fire Alarm, and Fire Protection engineering services for the new vertical structures in Terminal One, including the Pedestrian Bridge and Generator Building.

The Pedestrian Bridge will connect Terminal A to the new parking garage, being designed and constructed separately, adjacent to the P1 Airtrain Station. The standby Generator Building, located south of Terminal A, will support the new facility. The design includes standard wet and dry water-based sprinkler and standpipe systems as well as deluge sprinkler, pre-action sprinkler, and gaseous suppression systems for high value or high challenge assets.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)


Newark, NJ