C-17 Fuel Cell Nose Dock
Location:Hickam AFB, HI
Client :U.S. Army Engineering District
Total SF :30,677
Awards :2010 Build Hawai`i Award of Merit (Design/Build/Assist $1M - $25M); General Contractors Association of Hawai`i
This design/build project involved constructing a new 30,677 SF facility to support the beddown of the C-17 mission at Hickam AFB. The facility provides aircraft hangar and nose dock areas, aircraft fuel system maintenance shop and administrative offices.
As the Architect, RIM provided building design which relates to the historical airfield architectural style from the 1930’s to the 1940’s utlizing art deco elements. This design is a steel super structure with CMU walls and EIFS finish on the lower half of the structure, and metal siding supported by structural steel on the upper half of the structure. A sloped standing seam metal roofing assembly was incorporated for the roof of the structure. The hangar has a concrete floor with special epoxy floor finish.