United States Air Force 7 & 8 Bay Aircraft Weather Shelters

Hangars

Client:
United States Air Force
End Use:
Aircraft hangars
Project Location:
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Square Footage:
103,000
Description:

BlueScope Construction was the design-build general contractor providing fast-track construction for 15 hangars. BlueScope Construction was awarded the contract in June and immediately started the design and material procurement—knowing that the weather shelters needed to be enclosed before the first snows. All hangars were completed by the 311th calendar day of the construction schedule.

Value engineering options were used to reduce the amount of explosion proof motors and operators, which lowered the project cost while still maintaining the code requirements of the USAF. BSC accomplished this by providing continuous fall protection to facilitate access to all portions of the plane and also by designing the APU unit for F-22 exhaust, which was customized to eliminate unnecessary induct fans. The 103,000 square foot building has a metal standing seam roof system and insulated metal wall panels and includes Megadoors front and back for drive through capability as well as a fire safe wall.

LEED sustainable design features were incorporated into the design and construction process including ultra low flow plumbing fixtures and a high efficiency gas heating system. There was a high expansion foam fire protection system, low VOC epoxy floor system, fuel spill capture and alarm system. Other features included a dual power system with 270V AC power supply for external power to aircraft and 480V AC power supply for operation of ground support equipment. The hangars also have heated aprons at hangar perimeter to eliminate freezing snow and ice build-up immediately outside of hangar bays.

United States Air Force 7 & 8 Bay Aircraft Weather Shelters
United States Air Force 7 & 8 Bay Aircraft Weather Shelters
United States Air Force 7 & 8 Bay Aircraft Weather Shelters
United States Air Force 7 & 8 Bay Aircraft Weather Shelters
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