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JFK International Airport Terminal 8 Condition Assessment

Built over an eight-year span starting in 1999, the $1.3 billion Terminal 8 is one of the busiest airport terminals in the world and can handle 13 million passengers each year.

American Airlines, which runs the bustling terminal, needed a comprehensive assessment of the facility in order to determine the general physical condition of the buildings and systems after their first decade of use.

The airline selected TRC to perform inspections throughout the main terminal, concourse B, concourse C and the 250-foot underground connector tunnel.

The stem-to-stern assessment covered the structural frame and building envelope; the roofing systems and drainage; HVAC systems; mechanical and electrical systems; escalators, elevators and 2,500-feet of moving walkways; life safety and fire protection systems; interior spaces; an ADA Tier II accessibility assessment; and an OSHA compliance audit.

All told, Terminal 8 is a whopping 1.6 million square feet – 50 percent larger than Madison Square Garden.

TRC covered it all and provided American Airlines with a comprehensive view of all the features, which include:

  • 29 airline gates
  • 80+ ticket counters
  • 40+ self-service kiosks
  • 10 security checkpoint lanes
  • 18 shops
  • 21 restaurants


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Project Location
New York, New York

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