Arup Wins Seven ACEC New York Awards; Two at National

Projects earn gold, silver and diamond status in a multitude of categories

Jun 04, 2014, 15:06 ET from Arup

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has been recognized with seven Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York Chapter. Two diamond award-winning projects, the Delta JFK Airport Redevelopment Program and the Fulton Center Corbin Building, also received National Recognition Awards from ACEC National.


Delta JFK IAT Redevelopment Program 
Category: Transportation 
This $1.2bn project increases the size of JFK's Terminal 4 by almost 1/3rd to 1.94Mft2, to house all of Delta's international flights in one full-capacity facility. The project included a three-story nine-gate concourse extension, a new Delta Sky Club and external Sky Deck, a new in-line baggage system and new consolidated security screening checkpoints. Terminal 4 remained open and operational during the tightly choreographed phased construction and the coordinated design allowed for gate movement and shifting of terminal functions to successfully maintain a full flight schedule throughout the project.

Fulton Center Corbin Building 
Category: Environmental 
The 1889 Corbin Building's aesthetic and technological contributions represent an important part of Arup's engineering history. Forming the south entrance of the Fulton Center, it presented a unique opportunity to restore and upgrade the structure while integrating historic elements into the new design. Modifications brought the Corbin Building up to code. Despite extensive upgrades, the design ensures historic structural and architectural elements remain visible to the public.


Hunter's Point South 
Category: Special Projects  
This dynamic waterfront park has rejuvenated a prominent piece of NYC's riverside. Arup's work creates new sustainable community infrastructure that transforms a former industrial site into a vibrant urban neighborhood. The pedestrian-friendly streets, a network of bike lanes, and an urban landscape promote a public space that ties together the new urban community.

The Lowline 
Category: Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services  
Arup's feasibility study looked at many different aspects for the development of the Lowline. The proposed transformation would turn a disused underground terminal in Manhattan's Lower East Side into a public space suitable for a wide range of uses. The project aims to repair and preserve historic elements, reestablish original daylighting features, and use innovative technology to bring daylight underground.


NYC Housing Recovery Office Study 
Category: Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services 
Arup worked closely with the City of New York to assess the damage to private structures after Superstorm Sandy, review existing codes and regulations, and help the city better understand what new FEMA flood maps would mean to residents and businesses in coastal and flood-affected areas. The report is being widely used among City agencies and offers a clear roadmap for how to rebuild and retrofit structures in areas facing flood risk.

250 West 55th Street 
Category: Structural Systems 
Boston Properties hired Arup to carry out the structural design of a 40-story tower in midtown Manhattan including almost 1.0Mft2 in office space, a green roof, and two podium levels. The design includes an innovative damping system that replaces rigid elements in the outriggers at the top of the tower with viscous dampers, saving 1,000 tons of steel compared to a conventional solution, and preserving valuable space at the top of the tower.

Judd Foundation, 101 Spring Street 
Category: Building/Technology Systems 
101 Spring Street showcases engineering that is seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructure. Arup was challenged with restoring and upgrading the roof, facade, and internal spaces, and replacing all MEP systems. This was done while gaining acceptance of a holistic and innovation fire life safety strategy in a way that preserved the minimalistic vision of artist Donald Judd.

About Arup 
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (

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