Hangar ‘A’ Development Program

Location: Fort Dodge Regional Airport – Fort Dodge, Iowa   Client: Fort Dodge Regional Airport
Services: Design, Construction Administration and Observation, Construction Staking   Expertise: Aviation

Project Overview

McClure has been actively working with the Fort Dodge Regional Airport Commission since 1978. In March of 2016, the Fort Dodge Regional Airport tasked McClure with providing design, bidding and construction administration services in connection with the Hangar ‘A’ Development Program.
The Hangar Development Program involves demolishing the existing T-Hangar Rows ‘A’ and ‘B’, and constructing a series of proposed corporate box hangars in the area to provide safe and reliable aircraft storage facilities. The existing hangar facilities and adjacent pavement are in very poor condition and in need of replacement.  A series of hangars will be constructed in this area following the demolition of the previous hangars which will ultimately accommodate larger business jets.

The $1.3M project ultimately consists of constructing nine (9) 60’ x 60’ corporate box hangars, equipped with the following:

  • Bi-fold door
  • Overhead garage door for vehicle access
  • Pedestrian walk-thru door
  • Radiant floor heating system (with wall-mounted equipment)
  • Ceiling, wall and bi-fold insulation
  • Interior wall paneling
  • Industrial gutters, downspouts, and outlets
  • Electrical installation (light fixtures, panelboards, natural gas connection, etc.)

Furthermore, the project expects to utilize approximately 4,500 square yards of concrete pavement for constructing the adjacent taxilanes.

Project Highlights

The project design will allow for multi-phase construction in efforts to maximize state and local funding efforts, and in particular take advantage of the Iowa DOT Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure (CSVI) grants available through state funding. Federal funding for hangar development is rarely available and as such often requires unique financing solutions. McClure and the Fort Dodge Regional Airport are working in a collaborate effort to acquire these grants, keep local funding to a minimum, and ultimately provide the client with a quality product that is consistent with the Airport’s vision.

Project Manager

Andrew Maysent, PE