Continental Airlines Maintenance Hangar
Business/Commerical Aircraft Hangar
- Continental Airlines, Inc.
- End Use:
- Aircraft Maintenance Complex
- Project Location:
- George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, TX
- Square Footage:
A fast track, design-build approach was used to design and construct this 211,000 sq. ft. facility for Continental Airlines in just under 10 months. The structural framing system for all five (5) buildings was designed and supplied by Heavy Structures. The wide-body hangar building provides an interior clearspan of 233' and has been designed to accommodate a Boeing B747 aircraft. The building utilizes a braced frame design with 33" deep mill section columns and flat bottom roof trusses. The narrow body hangar utilizes a similar design and is large enough to house a Boeing B737 aircraft. To meet Factory Mutual insurance requirements, a 22-gauge standing seam metal roof system was used and increased the number of roof purlins in high uplift areas. Other products supplied include the metal wall panels and standard Z-shaped, coldform members for the purlins and girts.