New York, NY and Newark, NJ
In the mid-2000s, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey called for a strengthening of the perimeter security at both of these major airports.
Conti upgraded the JFK and LGA security systems through the installation of a large buoy system, including warning and security buoys in waterways adjacent to LGA and JFK. The scope also required Conti to drive lighted timber and steel piles (19 total piles at LGA and 12 at JFK) and install a Tuffboom barrier system, which are designed to stop unauthorized small water craft traffic. Conti assembled the Tuffboom on-site before installation.
The buoy system consisted of 10 buoys at LGA and 19 at JFK. This included 12 lighted buoy units, each sitting at nearly 11’ with a 5’ diameter and weighing around 3,750 lbs. when fully assembled. The 17 unlighted buoys weighed 1,075 lbs. and stood at over 8’ with a 3’ diameter. The lighted timber piles that complemented the buoy system were each 55’ long and held solar-powered lights.
Conti also performed technically advanced “Aickinstrut” Fencing installation. This special fencing is made of lightweight fiberglass material and reduces the airports’ radio interference.
Conti installed new security measures that strengthen airport defenses and communications.
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Installation of security buoys (lighted and unlighted)
Driving of lighted timber piles
Installation of “Aickinstrut” fencing
Installation of “Tuffboom” water barriers
Conti mobilized 100% of project crews within four days to clear 174,000 tons of hurricane waterway debris along the Atlantic Coast.
Conti’s LEED Silver qualified facility provided more than $1.5 million in cost savings for the New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs.