C-130 Engine Shop

The structural system for this shop is concrete masonry unit and metal stud walls with an open web steel joist and steel deck roof system. The large roll-up doors accommodate the engine trolleys and large propeller span of the C130 aircraft. Several engines can be serviced at the same time in the open space allowing quick turn-around servicing of the four engined flying freighters. Four three ton hoists on two bridge beams ride on side wall runway beams supported by pre-cast corbelled columns. These hoists can move the engines to any station within the facility. The brick veneer skin is hung from the structure over the many overhangs and large openings, which required some unique detailing.

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