C-17 Two Bay Corrosion/Fuel Cell Hangar

Pittsburgh, PA

Ben Hur was contracted to erect the structural steel and miscellaneous iron at the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station for the conversion of the base from the C-130 aircraft to the C-17 aircraft operation and maintenance. The project design and oversight was performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The structure consisted of a two bay hangar and three mechanic shop buildings (approximately 2,800 tons, 115,000 sf with 18 trusses spanning 204′). The conversion of the 911th Airlift Wing from the C-130 aircraft will accommodate up to eight C-17 aircraft when complete. The C-17 aircraft will be maintained and operated at the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio until the project is complete.