Aircraft Maintenance Complex Fuel Cell

Nellis AFB, NV

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  US Army Corps of Engineers
Value:  $11,639,305
Award:  23 July 2007
Completion:  16 March 2009
  • Military Hangar & Operations Facilities
  • New Construction
  • 18,202 Total Square Feet
  • Completed On-Schedule
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • Value Engineering Features Included
  • Self-Performed 20% of Scope
  • “Above Average” Owner Evaluation

The scope of work consists of construction of an approximately 18,202 sf fuel cell maintenance hangar with reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, structural steel frame, standing seam metal roof, fire detection/protection including high expansion foam system, utilities, site improvements, and access road, hangar apron access pavements/ lighting, markings, and communication support. Bid options include masonry wainscot for the building exterior; thin film flooring in aircraft maintenance area; aircraft pad west of the aircraft apron/access; and parking lot and associated entry drive, pavement marking and walks east across access drive east of the hangar/ maintenance facility.

While construction means and methods for the Aircraft Maintenance Complex are similar to numerous recent Straub Construction projects and fairly standard in MILCON construction, particular care will be taken with the demolition/ removal of existing electrical primary power lines; relocation of the existing transformer; and safety especially during elevated work including structural steel erection, placement of masonry wall/ metal wall panels, roof installation, and installation of hanger doors.