The Aircraft Maintenance Instruction Building project will provide an aviation maintenance training facility on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The structure is slated to contain classrooms and open-bay training areas for rotary aircraft. The building is intended to host instruction by the 128th Aviation Brigade (AVB), but be maintained by the 633rd Air Base Wing.
“This project will directly impact our Soldiers’ ability to train,” said Johnathan Jones, Norfolk District project manager. “We’re supporting our nation’s warfighter by offering them the modern facility necessary for optimal instruction.”
Unique aspects of the project include the following:
Four high bay training areas, approximately 89 feet x 189 feet x 40 feet clear height
Steel framed construction
Heavy hot rolled long span steel roof trusses
Bolted truss gusset construction
Custom bolted connections
Multiple overhead crane systems, 3 – ton minimum per crane
Multiple construction crane critical lifts.
The work includes development of the site and construction of an Aircraft Maintenance Training Facility. The project includes high bays with space for applied instruction classrooms. A supporting tool/equipment storage and issue space, as well as laboratories, instructor work and counseling areas, and appropriate supporting space to enable automated instruction, and aircraft part and equipment mock-up demonstration space.
A ground support equipment storage facility and paved apron hardstand for aircraft support equipment storage and movement is also included.
The project also includes an additive design options for the construction of a multipurpose room, a larger storage facility, a parking area and demolition.
The facilities will include an elevator, special foundations, fire protection and alarm systems, and Energy Management Control System (EMCS) connection.
The project site work will include utilities, site improvements, a parking lot, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and storm drainage collection and incidental related work.
The project utilities will include on-site electric, communications, water, sewer, and gas distribution and/or collection lines that will tie into utilities being constructed to the project site by others.
The project includes demolishing (10) buildings at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.
Execution was made possible by mission partners – the installation’s 733rd Civil Engineer Division and 128th AVB.
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