Squadron Operations Facility & AMU Hangar

Squadron Operations Facility & AMU Hangar

Location: Hickam Air Force Base

Client: Hawaii Air National Guard

Completion Date: 2013 (est.)

Burns & McDonnell provided comprehensive design and construction administration to support the four-year phased beddown of F-22 aircraft at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Services included conducting on-site charrettes, preparing planning and programming documents, and finalizing construction drawings. As part of this $149 million beddown, Burns & McDonnell completed the design of the new Squadron Operations/Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) hangar for general-purpose aircraft maintenance functions.

The 77,000-square-foot Squadron Operations/AMU hangar is designed and constructed to house complete maintenance and operations functions for the 199th Fighter Squadron. The steel-framed structure comprises approximately 34,215 square feet of administrative area and 42,785 square feet of hangar space. The AMU hangar accommodates six fixed positions for F-22 aircraft and includes an adjacent two-story administrative area to facilitate aircraft maintenance and support, mobility readiness, flight command and squadron operations functions. Exterior materials and finishes for the hangar include masonry, insulated metal panel wall and roof systems, fenestrations and detailing, all of which are sensitive to the surrounding historical structures at Hickam AFB.

The fire protection system for the maintenance bays and coatings bays complies with the newest guidance issued under ETL 01-2 and includes a low-level high-expansion foam system and an overhead wet-pipe sprinkler system. Adjacent shops and office areas are protected by a wet-pipe sprinkler system. Other hangar mechanical systems include breathing and shop air systems, conventional HVAC system, and conventional plumbing systems. Building electrical systems include security and alarm systems, audiovisual cabling, public address system, telecommunication networks and networks to support distance learning capability, and LAN systems.

The facility is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council under version 2.2. Sustainable aspects include photovoltaic (PV) systems providing both power and hot water for the facility. The PV system provides approximately 13,500 square feet of PV with an output of 130-KW, approximately 8 percent of the building load. The hot water system is supported by 384 square feet of PV with an output of 18.6-MWh, providing 54 percent of the design hot water demand.

The project has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.