Transportation & Aviation

EVA Airways Corp.’s Flight Training Academy, Mather, Calif.

Photo: Courtesy of American Buildings Co.

Two metal buildings were used to construct EVA Air’s Flight Training Academy at Mather Airport. One is an aviation hangar; the second houses training spaces.

Rackley Co. Inc. built the hangar portion of the 17,430-square-foot facility with a metal building system that measures 210 feet wide with a singleslope roof and 59-foot, 6-inch-tall eave.

At the front of the facility, Rackley built the training spaces portion with a lean-to metal building system that is 210 feet wide and a 23-foot, 6-inch-tall eave. American Buildings Co. supplied the buildings.

At the roofs, Rackley installed American Buildings’ 24-gauge Standing Seam 360 metal roof system in Regal White. For the walls, Rackley installed Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.’s insulated metal panels in Gray.

On the hangar, Rackley installed two of Norco Manufacturing Corp.’s multi-leaf, top-guided, bottom-rolling door systems. The doors are 100 feet wide by 18 feet tall.

Mathew Allen, senior project manager at American Innovative Structures LLC, the metal building dealer, says, “It was pretty straightforward. Using [American Buildings’] Tekla models integrated with our Revit models made for a pretty seamless process. We didn’t have any hiccups or issues erecting this project, because we were able to foresee those issues with the models.”