This project consisted of the construction of a new fighter-jet paint removal hanger and the replacement of an existing boiler for a confidential aerospace client. The original booth, which was originally constructed in 1986, had been expanded once in 2003 by utilizing a CMU/insulated metal siding/steel framed building system. The new hangar would mimic these parameters.
The hanger was programmed to house robotic laser ablation de-painting of specialized military aircrafts. It is an 85’x104’ building structure with a 25 ft. baseline clear height. Aircraft rinse water is captured in an underground containment tank which is located outside the building footprint to provide direct vehicular access for wastewater removal. There is an adjacent 30’x30’ space for an annex which houses a control room and mechanical/electrical room. (As part of the scope of work, the penthouse was investigated as a possible alternative space to house additional mechanical/electrical equipment.)
McClure Engineering provided engineering design services for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection portions of the work within the structure. These systems included HVAC, domestic water, general electrical power, lighting, and wet sprinkler fire protection. Additionally, McClure Engineering designed a wash-down and water collection system to allow the client the opportunity to use this booth space for water-check operations for various programs. We acted as the Prime with assistance from various subcontractors including Fox Architects (architect), CDI (civil & civil MSD storm water management), and Larson Engineering (structural). The client wished to achieve LEED Silver Certification and our team investigated the LEED compliance for the addition as well as the entire existing building. Our team also investigated cost-saving options that would allow the client the flexibility to upgrade this booth sometime in the near future to mimic the capability and performance of an existing booth should they desire it.