Posted by Marcy Irwin // in News
Josh Wight, experienced BlueScope Buildings executive, has been named the new President of BlueScope Construction, Inc.
Design and build a new hangar/office complex for the US Coast Guard at the Mobile Air Station to service both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
Sixteen months schedule from commencement of sitework to building occupancy.
Under the command of the Department of Homeland Security and the USCG’s Operation Deep Water,
BlueScope Construction designed and built a new hangar complex. Two bays are designated as maintenance, one bay is an internal wash down bay and two bays are reserved as a rotary wing hangar deck. Two 2-ton overhead cranes transverse the hangar. The shops and storage areas are located at the building’s rear in a 2-story structure with maintenance control, shops including an avionics shop, battery charging rooms, HAZMAT pharmacy and office, survival shop, raft room,
storage areas and offices at deck level. The lower floor contains large storage areas, office and administration space, conference rooms, crew lunchroom, flight planning/briefing rooms and various locker rooms. There is a vertical equipment lift between floors and an external walk the length of the facility. A separate external wash-bay is located adjacent to the facility. Fire protection for the building is handled by both high expansion foam in the hangar bays and standard response sprinklers in the shop/office areas. There is a 2-hour firewall between the hangar and 2-story shop/office area. The 2-story areas are heated and cooled by geothermal HVAC units.
Six years and 5 million hours without a lost time injury--including subcontractors.
BlueScope Construction is design-build general contractor on a large expansion to an existing plant.