Air National Guard Alert Hangar Program

Aircraft Hangars

Air National Guard
End Use:
Ready Alert Hangars
Project Location:
Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
Square Footage:
6,840 Sq. Ft. each (42 hangars)

Following the September 11th attacks in the United States, numerous Air National Guard (ANG) units were tasked with defending the homeland air space. They needed a large number of hangars to protect fighter jets on many strategic air bases in a short period of time. The buildings were designed, engineered, and supplied by BlueScope’s Heavy Structures group and BlueScope Construction was the turnkey general contractor working with locally-based BlueScope Builders to construct the projects at each location.

To save fabrication and construction time and cost, the hangars were all given the same design: a single slope building, with no ridge. Any hangar could be sloped in the best direction for water run-off on each site. The design used only 6 primary and secondary steel parts per hangar to expedite fabrication at BlueScope plants and simplify shipments. All of these elements allowed the ANG to adjust locations for the buildings until the last minute without affecting delivery. All hangars were functional on schedule.

Air National Guard Alert Hangar Program
Air National Guard Alert Hangar Program
Air National Guard Alert Hangar Program
Download Project Profile GS33 ANG Alert Hangars.pdf (1.39 MB)

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