The Reconstruction of the World Trade Center Complex


THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER COMPLEX New York, NY The Reconstruction of the World Trade Center Complex Advance Testing held a specific contract for providing inspection and testing services during the reconstruction of the World Trade Center complex through the Port Authority of NY and NJ. During this time Advance Testing assisted the Port Authority of NY and NJ with inspections on the symbolic 1,776 ft building, both the largest building in New York City and the height designed to symbolize the year of our nation’s declaration of independence. In addition to World Trade Center Tower 1 (Freedom Tower), Advance Testing also worked on the following building in the complex: the WTC Memorial, Vehicle Security Center, and the Transportation Hub PATH Station (the Oculus). We have held contracts with the Port Authority of NY and NJ since 1996, performing a wide variety of services. These have included, but are not limited to: soil testing, Portland Cement Concrete and bituminous [...]

CPV Valley Energy Center


CPV VALLEY ENERGY CENTER Waywayanda, NY CPV Valley Energy Center CPV Valley Energy Center is a natural gas combined-cycle electric power generator located in the town of Waywayanda, capable of generating 680 MW. The project is sited on a 122-acre parcel in close proximity to Interstate 84. This facility can produce enough electricity to power more than 650,000 homes, helping to meet the demand for local, reliable power in the Hudson Valley. The facility utilizes advanced air-cooling which reduces water use approximately 85% compared to traditional facilities. After a lengthy eight-year review and approval process, the project commenced with a total construction timeline of thirty months. The project included 200,000 yd3 of fill and 20,000 yd3 of concrete as well as a large quantity of steel and welding inspection. Advance Testing’s scope of services included soil compaction testing, asphalt field inspection and testing, reinforcing steel inspection, concrete testing, structural steel inspection, bolting inspection, non-destructive testing of welds (UT/MT/PT) and inventory management [...]

Angry Orchard Cidery


ANGRY ORCHARD CIDERY Walden, NY Angry Orchard Cidery Angry Orchard, a well-known cider producer, constructed a 15,000 square foot cider-house with a tasting room located in Walden, NY on the site of a 100-year old, 60-acre apple orchard. The project has now become one of the staples of the local community. Their Walden location is the home to innovation and the location where new ciders are on trial before reaching the larger market. The project commenced in 2015 on the path to becoming a 2-story, timber-framed agricultural and industrial cider production plant. Advance Testing was contracted to perform soil compaction testing, bearing capacity inspection, reinforcing steel inspection, concrete testing, welding inspection, and structural steel inspection. SERVICES PROVIDED Soil Compaction Testing Bearing Capacity Inspection Reinforcing Steel Inspection Concrete Testing & Inspection Welding Inspection Laboratory Testing Building Code Special Inspections LOCATION Walden, NY GET IN TOUCH Office: 845.496.1600 CONTACT US [...]

Resort World Catskills Casino


RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS CASINO Thompson, NY Resort World Catskills Casino Advance Testing was contracted by both EPR Properties, the property owner, and Empire Resorts, the casino owner/operator, to provide testing and inspection services over the course of this $1.2 billion entertainment and lifestyle complex. The facility was one of only four sites selected by the New York State Gaming Commission to build and operate a full table gaming casino after a competitive selection process. Initial work on the 1,700-acre site was overseen by EPR Properties, and included installation of new roadways, water and sewer utilities, including a new traffic circle at Exit 106 off of Route 17 and a new 4-lane, 8,000-foot entry road. Construction of the Resorts World Catskills Casino and Hotel was completed in late 2017, which included a below-grade parking garage, an 80,000 square foot casino, a seventeen-story 390-room hotel, as well as conference, meeting room and banquet facilities. Construction of the entire facility had to be completed [...]

Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Project (Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement)


MARIO M. CUOMO BRIDGE PROJECT (TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT) Westchester/Rockland Counties, New York Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Project (Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement) Advance Testing worked as a sub-consultant to HNTB as part of the Owner’s Engineer team, tasked with providing oversight of all activities during construction of the $3.9 billion Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The new bridges cross the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland Counties, and provided a completed replacement for the old Tappan Zee Bridge. At the time of construction, the project was New York State’s largest design-build project, and also one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects in North America. The project entailed the construction of two new 3.1-mile cable-stayed spans built to the north of the existing bridge. Advance Testing’s role was to provide a wide variety of materials testing and inspection oversight services, as well as the design, outfitting and operation of an on-site AASHTO-accredited laboratory. Inspection oversight and materials testing work was conducted both on site, [...]