US Coast Guard Operations Bahamas and Turks Hangar
Great Inagua Island, Bahamas
This project involves design and construction of a Category 3 berthing hangar for two United States Coast Guard (USCG) HH-60 helicopters, with ancillary support structures including a four-bedroom modular barrack and a hazardous materials building. The scope of work included the demolition of the existing hangar facility and construction of an 18,750-SF, two-bay hangar with 28-FT clear height to structure. Project includes a 5-ton bridge crane, high expansion foam fire suppression system, 400hz and 28volt DC power services, airframe wash-down area, maintenance shops, and staff support areas. This project utilizes a unique precast concrete structural system to provide an extremely durable, corrosion resistant, maintenance free facility that can withstand 150-mph winds and windblown debris. The project has obtained LEED Silver Certification.
At a glance
USGBC LEED Silver Certification
Built to withstand hurricane-force winds
Engineering: Mechanical & Electrical
Building can withstand 150 mph winds and windblown debris
Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of the Bahamas partnership to combat drug smuggling to and from the Bahamas. The previous OPBAT hangar was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
This hangar was constructed to withstand a CAT 3 hurricane. It was constructed using Oldcastle Precast's new "Titan Wall" system. The entire aircraft hangar structure, including the patent pending motorized hangar doors, was fabricated using engineered precast concrete.