John F. Kennedy Air Train Terminal

After completing the progress design for a new intermodal train station to replace and augment a Long Island Railroad station in Jamaica, Queens, and a MTA subway stop, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wanted the new station to provide train service to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Hinman evaluated the extent of structural damages and injuries caused by an external, stationary vehicle weapon and by a hand-carried weapon. 

The Authority was concerned that a large-scale vehicle-weapon attack could cause casualties and disrupts both surface and air transportation.

Hinman evaluated the extent of structural damages and injuries caused by an external, stationary vehicle weapon and by a hand-carried weapon.

Hinman reviewed the architectural and structural design drawings, defined the threat size and locations, and performed a structural damage assessment to evaluate the response of critical building components.

Structural integrity of the building was also investigated.