CTI is the prime contractor on this hangar for the maintenance of the new F35 Lighting II aircraft. The project is 100% designed and over 70% complete and is currently ahead of schedule. The contract initially called for alteration of two existing 1950’s era F16 hangars, but during CTI’s due diligence for design, it was discovered that the hangars were too unstable for alteration. The existing hangars were subsequently demolished with few challenges and minimal disruption of the base mission critical activities or project schedule. The two hangar buildings are constructed of a structural steel 180 foot liner open span truss system with a sheet metal exterior building envelope.
The two hangars are connected by a 15,000 SF masonry and steel AMU section of the building which will house support activities for each hangar and the six F35 aircraft that will be maintained and serviced in the hangar facilities.The hangars’ high expansion foam system and fuel resistant epoxy floors, AT/FP allow for high performance service with zero safety concerns. Other notable features are air piping for tools, 400 hz converters for plane electrical start up, Skynip panels for the 100 AMP services required for the plane, storage areas, eye wash stations, and overhead bridge cranes. The hangar has six fully functioning Mega Doors, allowing individual plane departure from the hangar without having to open the entire structure or rearrange planes.
This was designed with the winter conditions of Layton, Utah and the North facing orientation of the structure.The office and support area of the building complements the maintenance bays with all H1 Division 2 requirements. During design, we paid careful attention to staff needs for the new F35s and included locker rooms, restrooms, break areas, and a one hour fire wall create a safe and functional work space. Because the Hangars are located on Canberra Ave with the main access to the flight line, all construction is behind the Passer fence and requires higher security than typical base construction. The facility is being constructed to meet LEED Silver certification. Particular attention was paid to energy conscious mechanical and electrical design, careful selection of roof and other finish colors, and landscaping for shade and water efficiency.Site work is minimal on this project due to the existing location. We are bring in new waterlines, sewer lines and industrial waste lines for the new structure to meet the needs of the additional square footages in addition to new codes / requirements. We are constructing airfield paving to allow the 6 new aircrafts to enter and exit the building as required