By John Maranowicz, LEED AP BD+C, QSP, CESSWI
The continued evolution of hangar design will make flexibility more important as new aircraft arrive. More complex maintenance checks and procedures affect designs, from component shops and equipment to the implementation of new technology.
The ever-changing nature of the industry makes it difficult for owners and contractors to keep up. One way to get the most state-of-the-art systems is to utilize the design-build delivery method to optimize cost and schedule.
Over the past several years, owners have begun to realize the benefits of design-build and the solutions they bring to design and construction obstacles. With public-private partnership projects becoming more prevalent, design-build project delivery can be used to expedite project delivery while maintaining cost and schedule control on aviation projects.