U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

Rubb and Cocoon collaborated in the installation of a fixed-base maintenance hangar for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Bagram Airfield base in Afghanistan.

The hangar, with a clear span width of 174′ with a 153′ wide by 46′ high door, will fulfill critical maintenance activities not currently available in Afghanistan.

The hangar, designed to accommodate C-130 aircraft, is designed to meet specific clear space, environmental, and structural load requirements. The building is designed to support suspended equipment, has a full internal fire protection system, mechanical systems and is designed to withstand 90MPH wind gusts prevalent in the area. The project also meets all continental U.S. code requirements for potential re-use and re-location within the continental United States.

While not specifically required to meet Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria, there are unique, environmentally-friendly attributes associated with the structure. These include: recyclable components; a structural weight that is significantly less than standard construction for reduced mobilization costs and translucent roof fabric resulting in reduced lighting costs. Although designed to be permanent, the hangar is inherently re-locatable using bolted connections.

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