USPS New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center

Bypass to Secondary Building Expansion

Jersey City, NJ


The New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center was the first of 21 Bulk Mail Centers constructed throughout the nation. Placed into service in 1973, this installation, with 1.6 million square feet of highly mechanized floor space and 292 loading dock bays, is the largest and most complex Bulk Mail Center in the country, the largest military gateway in the country and the largest foreign exchange office in the world.

The project's purpose was to expand the existing Bulk building to provide additional space to house new material-handling fixed mechanization. Due to time constraints, D/B documents were developed, and close coordination with the fixed mechanization upgrade and facility operations was required. The expansion included the following scope:

survey, development of d/b documents and oversight of d/b process

7,100 sf x 50' high expansion

site work, pile foundation and grade beams

structural slab and steel

insulated wall panel system


investigative lookout gallery modifications

fire protection

security system

site and interior plumbing

hvac and electrical upgrades

asbestos and lead paint abatement