Continental Airlines Maintenance Hangar
- A fast-track, design-build approach was used to design and construct this 211,000-square-foot facility for Continental Airlines in just under ten (10) months. The structural framing system for all five (5) buildings was designed and supplied by Butler Heavy Structures. The wide-body hangar building provides an interior clearspan of 233' and has been designed to accommodate a Boeing B747 aircraft. The building utilizes a braced frame design with 33"-deep mill section columns and flat bottom roof trusses.
The narrow body hangar utilizes a similar design and is large enough to house a Boeing B737 aircraft. To meet Factory Mutual insurance requirements, a 22-gauge standing seam metal roof system was used and increased the number of roof purlins in high uplift areas. Other products supplied include the metal wall panels and standard Z-shaped, coldform members for the purlins and girts