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Project F/A-22 Fueled Composite Overhaul/Test Facility

Project Size

71,688 sq ft

Project Dates

25 months

Project Location

Hill Air Force Base, UT

In 2008, Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) needed to expand its space to support the growing F/A-22 fighter plane fleet. Big-D helped by performing the design and build of a new one-story, 71,688 square-foot aircraft hangar and maintenance facility, completed in March 2010.

  • Self Performed Structural Concrete
  • BIM
  • Safety Award for Big-D’s Commitment to Safety and Occupational Health
  • Excellence in Paving—Utah's Best Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Military Airport Project | 2010

Project Description

The facility has three main areas: an administrative / support area, a three-bay paint-booth hangar, and a two-bay flight-test hangar. The paint-booth hangar accommodates three paint booth inserts. The flight-test hangar holds two F-22 aircraft side-by-side for maintenance and testing. An overhead crane system services both aircraft bays. The administrative / support area includes several offices, cubicles, a large breakroom / lunch area, a conference room, a chemical / paint storage area with racking, a material inventory center, a paint mixing / cleaning room, a telecommunication / data room, locker rooms, restrooms, an integrated management information system (IMIS) conference room, a tool crib area and a classified document storage area.

The project was designed and constructed with numerous Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection features. This facility also incorporated a number of site improvements, including an equipment yard, a fire pump house, a parking lot and access roads. Site utilities include water lines, sanitary lines, storm sewers, natural gas, primary electrical, communication systems, and a lift station.

Big-D achieved LEED Silver-certifiable criteria on this project by incorporating these sustainable design choices:

  • Storm water QC
  • Reduction in heat-island effect for a non-roof facility
  • Optimizing energy performance to a level 28 percent better than ASHRAE 90.1 standards
  • Utilizing renewable energy at 2.5 percent of total load
  • Diverting 75 percent of construction waste from the landfill and using recycled content at 20 percent
  • Outdoor-air delivery monitoring
  • Use of low-emitting lighting systems with maximum controllability

We earned additional credit points by implementing features in the water efficiency and innovation, and design process categories as well as our emphasis on the use of recyclable materials.