This fast track project designed by GRW proceeded from start to final design in six-and-a-half months. The 76,000 SF hangar complex is a two-bay facility that provides space for aircraft fuel system maintenance, corrosion control program activities, administrative functions, and the needed utilities and special systems required to safely perform fuel system maintenance, corrosion control functions and identified activities associated with the B-1B Bomber. The exterior is made of metal panels, reddish brown brick and beige stucco to complement that used on the Joint Starts development across the flightline. Roofs are a dark bronze standing seam metal roof. Exterior windows and doors are dark bronzed anodized aluminum, double glazed.
Separate hangar bays (50 feet in height) house the fuel cell and corrosion control functions, each requiring specialized humidity, vapor removal, and shop and breathing air utilities.
A mezzanine joins the shops and hangar areas and includes a mechanical area, classroom, unisex lavoratory and shower and four maintenance command offices.
The facility includes 400 Hz power distribution for aircraft power in the hangar bays. Office administration areas are two stories in height. All shop and maintenance service areas are located on the ground floor.
As this facility is on the flight line, access is controlled by fence, with an electrically-latched turnstile which is released by a card reader. Parking is set back to meet anti-terrorist force protection (ATFP) guidelines.
This was the first facility constructed on the new base, and the utility management control system (UMCS) requirements established the base design guidelines for all future construction. The UMCS provides the necessary hardware, software and network communication abilities to provide scheduling, monitoring, trending, historical storage and alarm functions for the HVAC equipment and systems.