DJG facilitated a three-day Planning workshop to identifying space needs, and any functional requirements. In this planning workshop, we identified technical and functional requirements for the project, identified tech requirement and also developed plans for the facility, as well as cost estimate.
Building 250 is a 174,939 sf facility that was built in 1954. The building contains two separate hangar bays with shop and administrative office areas throughout the facility. DJG began with an analysis of the building, determining which systems, fixtures, and other elements needed replacing, and which could be salvaged. Besides looking at the building’s physical condition, DJG also analyzed the complex life safety provisions required for aircraft repair and its associated hazardous substances.
As a result of their investigations, the design team found that several existing systems could be refurbished, providing great cost savings. The large high-bay doors were retained and refinished. The building is currently protected throughout by automatic sprinklers and low level AFFF foam systems in the two hangar bays. The sprinkler systems will be modified to upgrade to a zoned fire suppression system and to adjust for with the renovations as part of this project.
Since asbestos abatement was detected throughout the building, our design included removing roof panels and exterior asbestos coated metal wall panels as well as selective demolition of interior and exterior walls, doors, ceiling systems, and roof system.
New construction includes walls, doors and frames, windows, ceilings, floor and wall finishes, roof systems, exterior wall panels, and new trenches for electrical cabling. Floor and wall finishes were chosen from a color palette and material selection that met the needs of each room, from the C.O. office down to the Tool Room. The client was able to choose from two different color board designs and keep highly personalized squadron logos painted on various walls.
The renovation included new HVAC equipment and new plumbing fixtures. Select portions of the existing electrical system, fire detection and alarm system, interior lighting distribution system and building mounted exterior lighting were replaced. The existing fire suppression system was upgraded as required, based upon space reconfigurations.
DJG worked closely with both squadrons using the Hangar, as well as consultants, MCAS engineers and financial managers. As different desires and points of view were raised over the development of the design, we were able to add and revise features to coordinate all parties’ needs. Final design included finishes, layouts, and equipment envisioned only in late stages of production.
If you’re looking for a long-term partner for your next architectural engineering project, you need DJG. With offices located in Williamsburg, VA and Raleigh, NC, we’re ready to consult on your next engineering project.