Walsh Construction delivers new C-17 Two-Bay Hangar to 911th Air Wing
PITTSBURGH, PA - The 911th Air Wing at the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station has occupied its new 115,000-square-foot Two-Bay Corrosion Control and Fuel Cell multipurpose aircraft maintenance hangar. Built by Walsh Construction, the hangar accommodates the 911th Air Wing's C-17 aircraft.
The project is part of a larger conversion taking place at the at the base. The 911th has been transitioning their aircraft fleet to the massive C-17 Globemaster III, roughly twice the size of the current C-130 aircraft the 911th employs. The C-17 is more modern and agile than its predecessor; it has the ability to land on shorter runways and can be used for a wider range of missions. The hangar will allow the space that airmen need to perform maintenance on the new planes.
The structure consists of a two-bay hangar space with a 20,000-square-foot office and shop area which includes maintenance shops, administrative spaces, training rooms, locker rooms and mechanical/electrical areas. Also included are all associated utilities, site work, communications support, and a fire pump with 15,000 gallon capacity underground water storage reservoir. Environmental controls include floor drains connected to a sanitary sewer system, pavements, parking areas, exterior lighting, fencing, and landscaping and other support work associated with the project. The hangar also features a High Expansion Foam Fire Suppression and fall protection system.
Construction on the C-17 hangar began in late 2017. The multipurpose hangar was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.