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.