In 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo set out a “vision” for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) into a unified world-class operation. This includes increasing capacity by two-thirds and restoring its status to the top tier of airports. HMMH is part of the team that was selected in late 2017 to assist the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to implement that vision. HMMH is part of the Mott MacDonald team, assisting with an environmental strategy for the overall redevelopment project, as well as part of the sustainability and resiliency teams, which are being led by WSP under Mott MacDonald.
HMMH has been assisting the WSP team with strategic sustainability and resiliency planning for several related projects, or work orders. HMMH has reviewed preliminary planning documents and conceptual designs for several projects, including utility corridors, parking facilities, and ground transportation infrastructure to ensure the projects can comply with internal Port Authority sustainable building and infrastructure guidelines, as well as evaluate potential achievement with other third-party sustainability rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED and Parksmart, and the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructures Envision rating system. HMMH has assisted in developing the sustainability plans, specifications, credit narratives, and documentation for these projects.
HMMH has also been tasked with assessing the risk that extreme heat and rising temperatures due to climate change pose to the Port Authority’s assets and infrastructure, and to develop resiliency design guidance in response to this risk for the JFK Redevelopment Program, in accordance with the Port Authority Climate Resilience Design Guidelines.