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NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia

1992 Presidential Design Awards nominee - Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

Finalist, National Engineering Excellence Award - 1991 American Consulting Engineers Council

Engineering Excellence Award - 1991 Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia

Silver Award - 1990 James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation.

Published in "The Welding Innovation Quarterly - Advancing Arc Welding Design and Practice Worldwide," Vol. VIII, No. 1, 1991 by the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation.


The design of the cantilevered, general maintenance hangar included a complete design with Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Architectural planning and design for a 60,000 S.F. column-free hangar area with a 581' column-free clear entrance adjoined by a 60,000 ft, 2-story maintenance shop/administration area. Additional 2,500 ft space was included to house mechanical/electrical utilities. Supporting facilities included a 700' x 20' foot taxiway, 43,000 ft fire lane, 301 vehicle parking spaces with access roads, high security fencing, and alarm system. AFFF fire protection system was included in the design. Scope of services included: pre-design meetings (charettes), shop drawing review, as-built preparation, QAP preparation, OMSI and construction inspection. NAVFAC guide specifications were utilized.

Special structural considerations were given, due to the site's location in a hurricane zone. Zone I seismic loading was incorporated in our design. Due to the colder climate, de-icing and other heating systems required special consideration. The roof was designed as a single-ply membrane roofing system over rigid insulation on a metal deck. The structure was placed on a pile foundation system. The exterior wall was Fluted CMU up to 7'-4", then for 2'-8" a smooth finish CMU. From 10' to top, the walls were insulated metal siding.

Construction costs were $11.6 million, $3 million below the Government's original funding. Change orders totaled $48,000 (less than 0.6% of the construction cost).

The design was adopted by NAVFAC as a prototype.

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