Category Archives: Infrastructure Projects

NJ Transit Meadows Maintenance Complex

After the original contractor was removed in the early stage of their contract, TAK successfully bid and was awarded the contract for construction of this Wheel Truing Facility in Kearny, NJ. TAK worked closely with the construction manager and NJ Transit to successfully complete the project on schedule.

TAK showed its exemplary attention to detail during the concrete foundation work while coordinating with NJ Transit for embedded track and wheel truing equipment installation requirements. TAK diligently coordinated its subcontractors for timely completion of the wheel truing pit utilities.

The Wheel Truing building consisted of structural steel frame/masonry construction with EPDM roofing and EIFS wall panel system. The work included an infrared heating system, sprinkler system, an HVAC/MUA system, jib cranes, and finish work.

United States Coast Guard Military Ocean Terminal (motby)

The clock was running when TAK was awarded this fast-tracked waterfront/marine project for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). After extensive military budget cuts were approved by the U.S. Congress, Governor’s Island which housed USCG docking facilities was sold as part of a proposed plan to save jobs by constructing new docking facilities at the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey.

TAK maintained the fast-tracked pace of this project despite numerous design changes and a lack of reliable as-builts and sufficient utility documentation. TAK overcame this difficulty by coordinating heavily with the designers and existing utility companies and by performing subsurface investigation and exploratory work. TAK worked closely with the USCG for successful shut downs and wet taps performed both at night and during the weekend to minimize service disruptions.

The project also allowed TAK to successfully demonstrate our value engineering abilities through proposed modifications approved by the designers. With the extensive amount of design changes during the project, the design team welcomed TAK’s proposals to assist in minimizing cost impacts to the project.

TAK proved our ability in marine construction by delivering this fast-tracked project on time despite severe winds and winter weather during pile driving operations and underwater welding operations. The work included the construction of two docks along with extensive electric, communication, sanitary and utility work. The first was a floating dock with a walkway fixed at the shore and included a new fueling station. The fueling station included a new concrete encased aboveground diesel fuel tank with secondary containment and a leak detection system. The second dock was served by underground utilities which were run 3,000 lf from the first dock location. A new prefab building was installed and electric service was provided for a future building.

NJ Transit Raritan Yard Fueling Facility & Crew Quarters Raritan, New Jersey

With awarding this contract, NJ Transit presented TAK an opportunity to demonstrate its unique construction planning and coordination expertise. TAK successfully allowed for continuous NJ Transit rail operations during construction of this multi-phased fueling project.

The first phase of the project included the construction of the new fueling facility. The facility consisted of a new Locomotive Shed and adjacent fuel tank pad housing four 12,000 gal aboveground diesel storage tanks, a waste oil tank, and a motor oil tank. TAK installed new fueling operation equipment including a new diesel fuel crane, a heated motor oil dispenser & hose reel system, a sand storage bin & transporter system, FRP track drainage collector pans, a Veeder Root tank monitoring system, aboveground piping and emergency generator and lighting. Once the new facility was on-line, TAK relocated the existing crew facilities and personnel adjacent to the new fueling facility. The existing facility was demolished and contaminated soil was removed. The final phase of the project included the construction of the new Crew Quarters building. The masonry/load bearing steel framed structure featured a manufactured roof panel system and EIFS wall panel system. Sitework included exterior utilities, asphalt pavement and guiderail.