C-130 Corrosion Control Hangar, Kirtland AFB

C-130 Corrosion Control Hangar, Kirtland AFB

Location: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Client: USACE - Albuquerque District

Completion Date: April 2008

Burns & McDonnell is providing turnkey design-build services to the Albuquerque District and the Air Force Special Operation Command to provide a new multi-aircraft corrosion control hangar at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. In this role, Burns & McDonnell is responsible for the final planning, design, construction, startup and warranty of the facility.

The project provides for a new one-story, 30,400-square-foot corrosion control hangar and includes an aircraft paint bay, a support equipment preparation bay and paint booth, a paint mixing room, paint storage room, a composite repair room and a plastic media blasting room. Adjacent shop and personnel areas include paint mix and storage rooms, stencil/technical room, toilet/locker/change rooms, break/training room and storage rooms for CTK/dry and composites. The primary aircraft to be serviced in this facility include the C-130(J), CV-22, MH/HH 60G Pave Hawk, the MH-53J Pave Low and the UH-1H Huey. The primary purpose of the facility is to provide a shelter/enclosure for the preparation, application and curing of paint.

The new Corrosion Control Facility is designed to provide a functional, visually-appealing contemporary facility that is a source of pride for those assigned to work there. Exterior materials, roof forms and detailing are designed to blend with other base facilities. The hangar is a pre-engineered metal building systems founded on spread footings. The clear span of the hangar bay area is made of a long-span steel tapered three plate frame with the top flange supporting the roof purlins. A low double pitched roof area is provided at the shops and office area adjacent to the hangar. The structural framing is a three plate built-up girder frames spanning over the shops, supporting light gauge 'Z' purlins spanning between the frames and supporting the structural standing seam roof system. The walls consist of a steel insulated metal wall panel system supported with light gauge metal wall girts. The hangar door will be a six-panel horizontal sliding door.

The hangar bay paint ventilation system is provided by 10 68,880 cfm exhaust fans with the ambient air drawn across the hangar bay at an average of 100 fpm through 20 each 96-inch-by-96-inch louvered intake filers located within the hangar door. The air continues across the bay and enters a three stage NESHAP filter section and then through an exhaust plenum section. Cooling or heating is not provided during this mode of operation. The exhaust fans discharge air through a nine foot stack height with an exit discharge nozzle to force the air at a high velocity upward to prevent the discharge air from being drawn into adjacent air intakes. Temperature and humidity control is provided by a split system type packaged air handling unit delivering 4,200 cfm to the administration and shop areas.

The hangar bay is protected with an overhead pre-action sprinkler system and a supplemental low level high expansion foam system. The shops and administration areas will be protected by a wet-pipe automatic sprinkler system. Additional support systems include breathing air, shop air, overhead fall protection system and mass notification system. Site work includes extending new utilities to the site from nearby structures, new airfield pavements, grading and drainage.

The project award was made at $9.85 million. Value engineering proposals made by Burns & McDonnell are anticipated to reduce the project cost by approximately $100,000.