Aircraft Operations

Nellis AFB, NV

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  US Army Corps of Engineers
Value:  $24,966,024
Award:  23 July 2007
Completion:  07 December 2009
  • Military Hangar & Operations Facilities
  • New Construction
  • 54,992 Total Square Feet
  • Completed On-Schedule
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • Sustainable Design Features Included
  • Self-Performed 20% of Scope
  • “Outstanding” Owner Evaluation

This contract scopes of work consisted of both a new 13,748 SF Squadron Operations Facility and a 41,244 SF Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMXU) Facility with 4-bay high hangar to support the BRAC directed beddown of F-15C/D and F-16 aircraft. The Squadron Operations/ AMXU facilities supports mission planning, flight operations, direct flightline maintenance functions, mission briefs and debriefs, and squadron administrative support functions.

The high bay hangar supports the direct maintenance of the F-15C aircraft. The project site required the removal/cleanup of contaminated soil associated with truck refueling operations. Construction consisted of reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, structural steel frame, standing seam metal roof, fire detection/ protection, contaminated soil remediation/removal, utilities, landscaping, roads/ parking, hangar apron access pavements/ lighting/ markings, demolition, communication support and all necessary work as required. Force protection includes reinforced exterior walls/ laminated windows.

The Squadron Operations facility is a masonry building with standing seams, glazing, storefront system, interior partitions and dedicated parking lot. The interior of the building is mainly office spaces with some open spaces that can be used for training and classroom set up or cubicle areas. This building was completed with in 9 months and the users took occupancy will Straub finished construction on the hangar portion of the contract.

In addition, the project site required the removal/cleanup of contaminated soil associated with truck refueling operations.