Continental Airlines Hangar #56
A fast track, design-build approach was used to design and construct this 72,000-square-foot facility for Continental Airlines in just under 11 months. The structural framing system was designed and supplied by Butler Heavy Structures and incorporated tapered truss columns and 10'-deep roof trusses on a 3:12 slope.
Economies were realized by utilizing standard Z-shape, coldform members for the roof purlins, and wall girts. The building provides an interior clearspan of 258' and has been designed to accommodate up to three widebody aircraft at a time. The hangar doors were supplied as part of the Butler Heavy Structures scope of work and incorporate ten (10) 50'-tall leaves and a 20'-tall door.
To meet Factory Mutual insurance requirements, we supplied a 22-gauge standing seam metal roof and increased the number of roof purlins in high uplift areas. Other products supplied by Butler Heavy Structures include the 26-gauge metal wall panels, the exclusive fall protection and insulation support system, all roof and wall insulation, and all of the structural steel framings for the shop building.