Location: New York, NY

Owner: New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC)

Team: TVS Design, Atlanta, LendLease / Turner Joint Venture (CMs / GCs), and Commodore Construction (Applicators

Scope: $1.5 Billion, 1.2 million ft2, increased existing JAVITS Center by 500%


  • 2” thick stainless steel floor plate bridging the two structures
  • challenge to bridge across a seismic joint with a slab and stainless steel plates, while maintaining pedestrian friendliness in the heart of the new JAVITS exhibition hall space
  • provide a structural seismic rated expansion joint to handle extremely high forklift and heavy equipment operator loads for the JAVITS floor, upwards of 33,000 lb point loads
  • Wabo®SafetyFlex (SFP)-600 was selected to bridge the massive JAVITS joint on BOTH ends, a total of nearly 700 feet
  • We finished each end of the massive level 3 with Wabo®Seismic Wall Panels at 120 feet
  • There are nearly 100 stair levels featuring WBA joint solutions in the structure. In the large atrium and massive loading dock areas
  • Wabo®FireShield in hundreds of feet of material are installed throughout
  • 27" seismic joint between the two JAVITS centers (old and new) where SFP was used, as well as WFT seismic wall panels to join the two structures together
  • Wabo®HSeal and Wabo®FireShield, Wabo®Seismic Wall Panels adjoined the two buildings
  • The customer service and troubleshooting and coordination with the design team, LendLease Turner / Joint Venture and Commodore construction was critical to securing all of the expansion joint requirements on the project

WBA Products Used

  • Wabo®SafetyFlex (SSF)
  • Wabo®Seismic Wall Panel (WFT)
  • Wabo®FastFloor (FJF)
  • Wabo®FireShield
  • Wabo®HSeal


WaboFastFloor (FJF, FJF-C) for every staircase in the center

Features & Benefits

  • Accommodates wide openings
  • Multi-directional movement
  • Sound attenuation
  • Durable

Features & Benefits

  • Metal cover for wide openings
  • Multi-directional
  • Seismic movements
  • Durable and vandal resistant
  • Aluminum center plate
  • Color anodizing available

Features & Benefits

  • Durable cover system
  • No block-outs required
  • Accepts most finished flooring
  • Thermal & seismic systems
  • Simplistic design