Hangar 47 Renovation and Repair

Hangar 47 Renovation and Repair

Historic renovation enables modern repairs.

Hangar 47 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi is a 1941 seaplane maintenance hangar that is used to repair and rebuild aircraft. Even though the facility had undergone various renovations and repairs over the years, all major building systems had exceeded their service life. Hangar 47 needed a major renovation to get manufacturing capabilities at the facility back up and running at full capacity.

PRIME AE developed full construction documents for the renovation. Before design, a complete Facilities Conditions Assessment Report with cost estimates was completed to assist in the development of the project scope. Working flexibly as the project progressed, our team was able to include a modification for bridge crane retrofits to provide swing space during construction.

Historic preservation was an important challenge and consideration throughout the project.

The facility is a contributing structure to the NAS Corpus Christi (NASCC) Seaplane Hangar District and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The hangar design is a site- adaptation from an Albert Kahn prototype design.

As a result of PRIME AE’s services, Hangar 47 is a fully functioning repair facility again.

Client / Owner

NAVFAC Southeast

Key Features

Key Feature
108,393 SF
Exceptional PPQ
Design of Facilities and Infrastructure
Energy Conservation/Sustainability
Historical Preservation
Military Construction at Federal Installations
SRM Project
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
High Performance Sustainable Building Design
Specs Intact
Cyber Security of Facility-Related Control Systems

(PRIME AE) anticipates NAVFAC direction and engages early to clarify issues...they are willing to accommodate requests outside of the contract if it benefits the project...they are professional in both their manner and work, but have always expressed and demonstrated a real eagerness to help (NAVFAC) get the best product while being tuned into schedule needs.

Laura Lake, RA, Senior Architect/Design

Manager, NAVFAC Southeast

Project Achievements

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