Unmanned Aircraft Systems Hangar

RS&H served as the Designer-of-Record for the new, 130,000-square-foot Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) hangar at Fort Hood. In addition to the 12 maintenance bays, the facility provides maintenance and shop areas, tool, equipment and gear storage areas, as well as flight planning, operations and troop support facilities, and general administrative areas for two companies.

The project was designed using BIM and required extensive site development design. Site elements included eight acres of 8-inch Portland Cement Concrete apron, a new 1,200-foot-long taxiway, taxiway lighting, entry road extension, access roads, POV parking lot, five storm detention ponds, an AFFF detention pond and diversion system, two remote fire pumping stations, more than five miles of 16-inch watermain, a 3,000-GPM domestic water pumping station, and an elevated 500,000-gallon water storage tank. All utilities were designed to accommodate a future, adjacent hangar.

In order to achieve energy consumption of 40-percent less than ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, the project included sustainable design features, such as high-efficiency building envelope, HVAC, lighting/electrical, and solar domestic hot water/plumbing systems. All selected systems have EPA Energy Star or FEMP designations. The new facility is on track to earn LEED Silver Certification.

Project Information

Location:
Fort Hood, Texas

Owner:
US Army Corps of Engineers

Client:
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

Delivery Method:
Design-Build

Construction Value:
$40 million

Awards:
Best Project in Airports/Transit
ENR Texas & Louisiana, 2014