Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Complex

Project: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Complex, Camp Pendleton, CA USA

Building Client: Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Camp Pendleton, CA USA

Structural Engineer: SMR-ISD Consulting Structural Engineers, San Diego, CA USA

General Contractor: Harper Construction Company Inc., San Diego, CA USA

Pictures: Photos by Pablo Mason, courtesy of Harper Construction Company

Nemetschek brand involved: RISA

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Complex is a 131,000 sq. ft. complex which houses all aviation mechanics responsible for the maintenance of Huey and Cobra helicopters stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base as well as space for administrative and training activities. The hangar structure features a 10 ft wide by 16 ft deep space truss which weighs 250 tons and spans 320 ft, providing unobstructed entry for up to 9 helicopters. The hangar also includes two 5-ton bridge cranes serve the entire hangar area and are attached to the bottom chord of the trusses spanning in the direction opposite the hangar opening.

In addition to the hangar, an administrative building and classroom building are also included within the complex. The classroom building includes electronic classrooms, aviation training labs and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 250. Overall the entire complex has achieved LEED Gold Certification.