SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

Quality materials are the key to long-term construction reliability and indispensable to successful project performance.

Our rigorous inspection protocols have resulted in a client base of some of the region’s most discerning builders and infrastructure owners who must achieve on-time construction and occupancy. Our special inspectors conduct and evaluate testing on site as well as at fabrication plants in North America, Asia and Europe.We were the first New York City firm to earn accreditation in all categories of construction—including vital structural and life-safety building components—and we maintain two licensed material testing laboratories.

SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

David Zwirner Gallery Special Inspections

ATANE performed special inspections for the $22 million David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea. The 30,000-square-foot building is constructed of exposed concrete and features large windows with teak frames; a sliding teak storefront facilitates easy access to art. The five-story building is organized around the main exhibition space—a 5,000-square-foot gallery with an 18-foot ceiling. The second-floor exhibition space features 14-foot ceilings and white oak floors. Levels three, four and five are reserved for viewing rooms, offices, a library, and storage areas.

The Gallery, the first LEED-certified commercial art gallery in the U.S., incorporates green roof spaces, efficiency mechanical and lighting, and locally and responsibly sourced materials. The project received the 2013 Concrete Industry Board Award of Merit.

 

SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

Fulton Center

ATANE performed special inspections for New York City Transit’s Fulton Center, a $2 billion redevelopment in Lower Manhattan.  Our responsibilities began with the special inspection of steel fabrication at an upstate plant. As material was approved, it was ready for release to the downtown Manhattan location. A dozen special inspectors worked on the project on an as-needed basis, supporting the needs of the owner.

Fulton Center provides a hub to 12 different MTA subway lines and the World Trade Center PATH station, and serves more than 300,000 riders per day. The transit hub received LEED Silver certification, the first New York City subway station to receive such a rating.

 

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Hudson Yards Platform

As the centerpiece of one of the world’s most extraordinary real estate projects, Related Companies is building a “City on Stilts” over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road tracks that terminate on the Far West Side of Manhattan. Concrete and steel is placed only when track outages allow so as not to interfere with the nation’s busiest commuter rail system. For this critical assignment, ATANE’ special inspectors are performing concrete reinforcement/form work, bolting, welding, live concrete placement, fireproofing, and firestop inspections as well as testing thousands of concrete cylinders for structural performance strength.

The Platform will ultimately support over 100,000 tons of structural steel upon completion of a Retail Podium and the new 90-story Time Warner headquarters.

 

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Josie Robertson Surgery Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s $100 million Josie Robertson Surgery Center sets a new standard for outpatient cancer surgery. The first-of-a-kind LEED Gold facility on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is uniquely planned to give patients and families much-needed rest and support, and its 12 operating rooms provide technologically sophisticated surgical care on an outpatient basis.

ATANE provided all special and progress inspections for this state-of-the-art, 179,000-square-foot building with high-end materials that offered unique requirements for both building construction and speed of delivery.

Features include the latest surgical robotic systems, 18 pre-op/outpatient post-anesthesia care unit beds and 28 private rooms for post-operative short stays with space for caregivers.

SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

Spring Street Salt Shed

ATANE provided a wide range of special inspections and monitoring services to the New York City Department of Design and Construction for the Spring Street Salt Shed in Manhattan. This unique structure, rising nearly 70 feet along the Hudson River at the intersection of Canal and West Streets, houses 4,000 tons of salt for the New York City Department of Sanitation. Crystalline, faceted planes enliven the reinforced concrete enclosure that tapers to the bottom to allow more pedestrian space. The shed’s solid crystalline form acts as a counterpoint to the diaphanous, scrim-like façade of the Manhattan 1/2/5 Garage directly across Spring Street to the north.

This $20 million project received the 2016 CIB Award of Merit.

 

SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

Wynn Boston Harbor

ATANE is providing construction inspection and material testing services for the largest, single-phase private-sector project in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wynn Boston Harbor, a $2.3 billion, five-star resort is located on the site of a former 33.9-acre chemical manufacturing plant. The 3.1-million-square-foot resort will include a luxury hotel with approximately 629 rooms, a gaming area, retail space, food and beverage outlets, convention and meeting space, a spa and gym, 2,930 parking spaces, and other complimentary amenities.

The project will also include a public gathering area with an outdoor park-like setting, a pavilion, waterfront features, a public harbor walk, water transportation docking facilities reconnecting the City of Everett to the Mystic River and Boston Harbor as well as off-site transportation improvements and a multi-use path from the project’s harbor walk to existing paths.

SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES

John F. Kennedy International Airport Runway Repair/Restoration

ATANE performed special inspections for runway improvements at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the premier international gateway to the United States. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reconstructed Runway 4L-22R, widening it from 150 to 200 feet to accommodate new, large aircraft. The $400 million project was designed to reduce delays, increase the volume of passengers, and facilitate air travel growth for the next 30 years. Additional improvements included:

  • Added 728 feet of pavement on the north side of the runway to maintain departure length
  • Replaced existing asphalt with concrete
  • Constructed high-speed taxiways with new exits leading to the Central
  • Terminal Area and new access points to the north end of the runway
  • Relocated fences and Patrol Road
  • Replaced communications/navigational aids and electrical systems
  • Updated flight procedures
  • Improved water quality treatment devices

The project was performed in stages to ensure that three runways remained operational.

 

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Concord Bus Maintenance & Transportation Center

ATANE provided material testing services for the Town of Concord’s new $3.1 million bus maintenance and transportation center for its school bus fleet. The facility includes a 6,200-square-foot prefabricated four-bay maintenance building and parking for 42 buses and 43 staff, stormwater BMPs, a water main extension for potable water and fire protection, a fueling depot, and on-site sanitary sewer disposal. Testing encompassed in-situ bearing strata for footings, controlled structural fill, cast-in-place concrete construction, masonry construction, and structural steel.