Newark Arena


Newark, New Jersey


Off Site Construction – AHU Penthouse

Off Site Manufacturing

Project Overview:

The arena is an 18,000-seat multi-purpose facility in Newark, New Jersey. The arena is home to the National Hockey League and a Major Indoor Soccer League. The arena was designed by HOK Sport and its construction was managed by Gilbane Building Company. EAS Off Site Construction was contracted to construct the penthouse for the arena. The construction of the penthouse occurred concurrently with arena construction schedule. The EAS Scope of Work was to provide all the layout, coordination and manufacturing of the entire penthouse in the High Point, North Carolina fabrication plant.

Technical Details:

EAS was contracted to provide this penthouse with the major features listed below. This penthouse is just over 6,100 square feet in size and all items listed were preinstalled, pre-wired and or pre-piped, as applicable, in the EAS plant:

Four (4) 900-Ton York Centrifugal Chillers
Four (4) 1000-Ton Baltimore Air Coil Cooling Towers (mount on penthouse
Four (4) Cleavor Brooks 10,000 MBH Boilers
Primary, secondary and condenser water pumps up to 150 HP
Bell & Gossett Heat Exchanger
Rolairtrol Air Separators
Chiller plant auxiliary equipment including surge tank, expansion tank, Wessel glycol make-up package, chemical treatment system
The Motor Control Center
ABB VFD Drives
Schedule 40 chilled water, up to 18” diameter, and hot water piping systems with valves and accessories. At the shipping splits, there will be flanged connections for the hot water piping and Victaulic connections for the chilled and condenser water piping.
Piping fiberglass insulation with PVC wrap
Plumbing and floor drains
150# Natural Gas Piping & accessories for boiler feeds
Space A/C AHU for chiller area
Hot water unit heaters for boiler area

Fluorescent lighting system
BMS Control System – Johnson Controls, Inc., with control wiring
2” foam core panel system (R-value of 15.8) with extruded aluminum no-through metal framing.