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 load conditions, including: support for suspended equipment, full internal fire protection systems, fuels maintenance systems, supporting utilities, and the ability to withstand 90MPH wind gusts. 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 resulting in reduced transportation and fuel costs; an available translucent roof fabric resulting in reduced in lighting costs; and, although designed to be permanent, it is inherently re-locatable using bolted connections.