Keystone Aviation Hangar
Business/Commerical Aircraft Hangar
- Keystone Aviation Services, Inc.
- End Use:
- Aircraft Maintenance Hangar
- Project Location:
- Waterbury-Oxford Airport, CT
- Square Footage:
This 62,500 sq. ft. hangar constructed for Keystone Aviation Services, Inc. is the largest of eight hangars constructed by Pacesetter Construction Corp. Pacesetter worked with Heavy Structures to provide an alternative profile to the traditional side-by-side gable framed buildings used in the past. The new hangar utilizes a reverse-frame design that slopes from the front to the back of the building. Heavy Structures developed a hybrid structural solution to accommodate the reverse-frame profile. A 6' deep, three-plate super girder spans the 500' building width. It is supported on columns placed between three, 130' wide sliding hangar doors. Flat-bottom, factory assembled trusses bear on the girder at the high side of the building and on three-plate, fixed base columns at the low side. At the back of the 32' tall hangar, a 30' wide by 400' long two-story office was constructed that provides up to 24,000 sq. ft. of office space. A standing seam metal roof system was used on the hangar, with a painted architectural roof panel on the office roof. Both buildings are clad with metal panels.