C17 Fuel Cell Nose Dock

ROLE:  Architect 
CLIENT:  U.S Army Engineering District

Build Hawai`i Award of Merit (Design/Build/Assist $1M – $25M), General Contractors Association of Hawai`i 

Grand Award Winner (Governmental over $1M), Associated Builders & Construction, Inc. 

Public Works Division Category ($10,000,001 – $100,000,000), Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards 

This design/build project involved constructing a new 30,677 SF facility to support the bed down of the C-17 mission at Hickam AFB. The facility provides aircraft hangar and nose dock areas, an aircraft fuel system maintenance shop, and administrative offices. 

As the Architect, RIM provided building design reminiscent of the historical airfield architectural style from the 1930’s to the 1940’s, utilizing art deco elements. The design is a steel super structure with CMU walls and EIFS finish on the lower half of the structure, and metal siding supported by structural steel on the upper half of the structure. A sloped standing seam metal roofing assembly was incorporated for the roof of the structure. The hangar contains a concrete floor with special epoxy floor finish.