The highly secure, climate-controlled Aircraft Maintenance Instruction Building consists of a brand-new 68,000 square foot facility that provides a modern aviation maintenance training facility on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The structure contains classrooms and open-bay hangar 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
Deep reinforced concrete foundations
Cast-in-place concrete floor slab
Multiple construction crane critical lifts.
This project included the development of the site and construction of the Aircraft Maintenance Training Facility. Building programming includes high bay training areas with space for applied instruction classrooms, a supporting tool/equipment storage and issue space, as well as laboratories, instructor work and counseling areas, conference
rooms, a team coordination room, appropriate supporting space to enable automated instruction, and an 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.
Specialty systems or equipment includes includes an elevator, special foundations, fire protection and alarm systems, and Energy Management Control System (EMCS) connection. The facility also includes air supply, filtration, ventilation and exhaust systems, along with HVAC systems, heating boilers, water chillers, cooling towers and
Also included was the installation of telecommunications systems, cybersecurity control systems, a lightning protection system, interior and exterior lighting, switchboards, coordinated power system protection, variable frequency drive systems and audio-visual systems.
Site work includes the construction of a parking lot and significant site improvements, such as the clearing a paving of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and installation of storm drainage collections system and incidental related work.
The project utilities include on-site electric, communications, water, sewer, and gas distribution and collection lines that tie in with utilities being constructed on the project site by others, allowing the new building to seamlessly integrate with Joint Base Langley-Eustis’s existing systems without impacting the critical mission being carried out at the complex.
The project included 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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