GOVERNMENT - DEFENSE - AIR FORCE
Location: Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
Michael Baker International provided architectural and engineering design services for two new Special Operations Forces (SOF) Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control hangars. The two new SOF hangars support the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) mission in the southwest. The independent facilities allow aircraft maintenance personnel to provide around-the-clock maintenance of MC-130 aircraft. The Fuel Cell Hangar is 31,707 gross square feet and provides a state-of-the art facility for aircraft fuel cell maintenance, accommodating a staff of approximately 90 people. The Corrosion Control Hangar is 51,694 gross square feet and provides a state-of-the-art facility for aircraft corrosion control and composite repair maintenance, accommodating a staff of approximately 120 people. Each SOF hangar includes administrative, mechanical, and maintenance areas. Michael Baker provided architectural, electrical, structural, and civil design for the facilities and associated site work. Design elements included: required utilities; storm drainage; plumbing; communications; electrical; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; fire protection; energy management control systems; force protection measures; paving; walks; curbs; parking; access roads; exterior lighting; site improvements; grading; and landscaping. The facilities were designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Silver Rating per the U.S. Green Building Council. Michael Baker provided LEED- accredited professionals throughout the design phase and provided documentation and backup data of LEED credits pertaining to all items within the civil, landscape, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing scope of services.