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|Customer||Bering Air, Inc.|
The Bering Air Hangar facility was designed to provide a fully-functional solution that met the growing needs of one of Alaska’s largest regional air carriers, while setting the company up for future growth.
Our service package included design, estimating, engineering, consulting, planning, value engineering, constructability review, scheduling, logistics, subcontract and construction management. Working with Owner and Design team, we tended carefully to details during takeoff and procurement activities, early in design. We succeeded early in the project as we realized schedule gains that would ensure our team could meet critical shipping deadlines.
The project offered multiple challenges. Due to its remote location, the facility lacked immediate repair services for critical systems, including HVAC and electrical. Our approach suggested simpler and more serviceable system components that reduced risk and cost by improving reliability and reducing operational downtime.
To complicate our approach, the addition and renovation had to be designed while the facility was covered in large amounts of snow and ice. Realizing this contingency, we worked carefully with Butler Manufacturing and the structural engineer of record to meticulously coordinate across multiple disciplines with relatively unknown existing conditions, limited information, and no as-built record drawings for the existing structure.
Our field engineers traveled to Nome to as-built, to the best of our ability, the structure in -15°f weather. The dimensions we took were used to ensure the new structural steel would match the elevation of the existing steel, thus allowing the new “floating” roof system to be installed seamlessly with no apparent transition. The maximum tolerance for error in field measurement was estimated at less than one quarter of an inch – anything more jeopardized the performance and appearance of the entire structure. The only alternative, to wait until the spring thaw, would push our construction timeline beyond the client’s allowable schedule. Four months later, our structural steel was erected in record time and aligned perfectly with the existing structure for a seamless roof system.
The work-scope involved constructing a 6,000SF addition to the existing aircraft hangar. The final solution would provide drive-through bays for more efficient transport to and from the aircraft. The second floor incorporated floor-space for administrative office and storage. Faulkenberry & Associates of Anchorage, was selected to lead in design. Their design tied the two structures together and incorporated the new “floating” roof system. Other major components included designing and building a secured aircraft parking area, fueling system and a complete HVAC re-design in addition to a new compressed air system throughout the new and existing facility.
Our team, comprised of 35% local hire, self-performed approximately 70% of the total work, including concrete, steel erection, framing, siding & roofing, doors & hardware, light gauge frame & gypsum wallboard hanging, specialties, casework & finishes, pre-engineered metal buildings, earthwork and fencing.
Using a pre-engineered metal building system proved critical in accelerating construction execution. In partnership with Butler Manufacturing, ASRC Builders provided a complete solution to our client within 12 weeks of initial drawing completion. The modular standing seam roof system by Butler Manufacturing was a sound choice in design, ease of field installation at the remote site, and better value for our client’s limited budget.