Project Description

Magna Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for this new 56,000 SF facility for the Department of Military Affairs.  The project was constructed using the build-to-suit method, with Magna Engineers working directly for the Contractor, Brett Construction.

The facility includes an aircraft maintenance hangar with nine maintenance bays plus wash bay.  Sheet metal, engine repair, electrical, fuel maintenance, flight control and rotor shops are located adjacent to the maintenance hangar.  A mezzanine level includes offices, conference rooms, break room, and supporting spaces.

The fire protection system includes an AFFF suppression system in the maintenance hangar, and wet pipe systems throughout the remainder of the building.  A fire alarm system and mass notification system is provided throughout.

HVAC design includes exhaust and infrared heating systems in the maintenance hangar.  Ducted and ductless split systems are provided for shops, office areas and communications rooms.

Plumbing systems include domestic supply and DWV systems, as well as trench drains and containment system for the maintenance hangar.  Compressed air systems are provided for aircraft maintenance.

The electrical design includes a new 480/277V service, including primary connection and transformer.  A 400 HZ generator and power distribution system is provided for aircraft maintenance.  Lighting design includes LED lighting throughout, with strategically placed fixtures for aircraft maintenance, and occupancy controls throughout the entire building.