Transportation & Aviation

Tucson Executive Hangar, Tucson, Ariz.

Seaver Franks Architects Inc. designed a metal building system for a hangar and an attached terminal building. The hangar has light-colored, vertically oriented metal panels and the attached terminal building has dark-colored, horizontal metal cladding.

Steadfast Structures Inc. erected the buildings and installed the panels. Nucor Building Systems, a division of Nucor Corp., supplied the metal building system for the two-structure facility, which houses 14,400 total square feet.

At the hangar’s roof, Steadfast installed Nucor’s 24-gauge CFR metal roof panels in Polar White. At the hangar’s walls, Steadfast vertically installed Nucor’s 26-gauge Classic metal wall panels in Fox Gray.

Blue trims were needed to match Tucson Airport Authority’s (TAA’s) branding colors. On the hangar, Steadfast installed MBCI’s 26-gauge perimeter trims in Harbor Blue.

Elizabeth Tipton, operations manager at Steadfast, says, “To meet TAA planning requirements, which required custom trim colors to maintain the site’s color design schematics, the metal building system trims were ordered as a separate component.”

On the attached terminal building, Steadfast installed MBCI’s 24-gauge Artisan metal soffit panels in Slate Gray and horizontally installed MBCI’s 24-gauge 7.2 metal wall panels in Slate Gray.

Steadfast also installed on the hangar Norco Manufacturing Corp.’s sliding bypass door system with leaves that stack at either side of the door opening.