C-130 Hangar & Administration Unit

Long Beach, CA

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  US Army Corps of Engineers
Value:  $10,169,213
Award:  02 May 2008
Completion:  25 September 2009
  • Military Hangar/Maintenance Facility
  • New Construction
  • 42,765 Total Square Feet
  • Completed Ahead of Schedule
  • Overall Cost Savings to the Owner
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • Sustainable Design Features Included
  • Self-Performed 20% of Scope
  • “Outstanding” Owner Evaluation

As the primary contractor, Straub Construction was charged with constructing a 29,009 SF pre-engineered metal Maintenance Hangar, a 13,756 SF Aircraft Maintenance unit, as well as a large administrative area which surrounds two sides of the hangar and ties into the existing taxiway.

The hangar/aircraft maintenance unit was built to prepare, service and maintain C-130 aircraft; supporting the beddown of the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) mission at Davis Monthan AFB and the activation of a C-130 squadron with 10 aircraft. The new facility improves readiness efforts and enables the CSAR squadron to be fully functional; filling a 28 year need.

Construction elements for the hangar include site improvements, utilities, landscaping and irrigation, roads, parking, split faced block, reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, pre-engineered metal building components, standing seam metal roof, fire detection/ protection, special security enhancements, specialized heating and air conditioning with temperature and humidity limitations, and communications support.