This new construction High Wing Hangar Building has 37,000 SF of hangar space, 10,500 SF of office and lobby space, and is home to a corporation’s private planes. It is located on the northeast corner of the San Antonio International Airport property and includes 79 surface parking spaces.
Cleary Zimmermann Engineers provided full MEP design services for this air conditioned hangar using building information modeling (BIM). Our team followed the strict NFPA 490 requirements for hangars, which dictated HVAC return air heights above the hangar floor, indirect heating systems to prevent possibility of a spark, and more stringent sprinkler requirements than for buildings not holding combustible material. Additionally, this project required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airport specific lighting coordination and well as coordination with the subconsultant who designed the fuel farm. The accompanying office space included a small kitchenette. The building’s exposed structures and ductwork had to be coordinated with lighting and architectural features. Security features also had to be considered during design, including card access, secured gates, and fencing around the exterior.
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