Hangar Design & Construction

Hangar Design & Construction

Location: Houston Intercontinental Airport

Client: Continental Airlines

Burns & McDonnell completed design and construction inspection services for this wide- and narrow-body hangar project for Continental Airlines at Houston Intercontinental Airport. The wide-body hangar comprised 87,000 square feet and accommodated B-777 aircraft for general purpose maintenance. The narrow-body hangar comprised 27,000 square feet for maintenance of B-700/200 aircraft. The project also included 80,000 square feet of maintenance shops, storage and administrative area.

The entire project was a fast-track design completed in six months. Burns & McDonnell also provided extensive construction phase services and the on-site and home office support needed to facilitate the accelerated construction schedule. Both hangars were built, inspected and turned over to Continental Airlines in nine months.

  • Concrete foundations on drilled piers
  • Structural steel framing with insulated metal siding
  • Hangar door structures and operators
  • Mechanical systems:
    • HVAC
    • Compressed air systems
    • Plumbing
    • Bridge cranes
  • Electrical systems:
    • Power distribution
    • Lighting
    • Grounding
    • Communications
    • Data raceways
    • 400-hertz power system
  • Fire protection systems:
    • Overhead and underwing AFFF
    • Wet-pipe systems
  • Other site work:
    • Fire pump house
    • Aircraft pavements, roads, parking and utilities