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How To Design Your Airplane Hangar Using Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Nov 22, 2022 11:11:06 AM

Key Takeaways:

  • Steel is an excellent building material due to its design flexibility.
  • Clear span framing and customizable doors make pre-engineered metal buildings perfect for airplane hangars.
  • Steel is also cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
  • CDMG is a leader in the metal building industry. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your Airplane Hangar.

Steel is best known for its strength and durability, but there are a few other reasons why it's an excellent building material.

One thing that makes steel one of the most popular choices when it comes to building materials is its design flexibility.

This is especially important for airplane hangars since you must consider federal, state, and local rules before building your hangar. Choose a metal building supplier that will make sure your building is up to state and local codes as well as industry regulations. 

CDMG has the design options to meet the requirements for a pre-engineered metal building for your airplane hangar, such as different sizes and types of doors that fit the needs of your airplane.

 

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Aircraft Hangar Customization

With metal hangar-building kits, you can design the metal aircraft hangar of your dreams.

You can design your hangar exactly how you want with steel building kits. With various door options, your new steel hangar kit can be made to fit any aircraft.

All administrative, operational, maintenance, warehousing, and equipment storage areas can be put under one roof.

You can easily add mezzanines, maintenance areas, and office space to your building design, as well as multiple door systems. 

Steel structures can be designed with a green building strategy in mind, providing cost savings and saving energy.

You can also design hangars with clear-span framing for more than one plane if you want to store a collection of aircrafts.

Prefab steel buildings can include storage for personal aircraft fleets, military aircraft, airport operations and commercial aircraft, farm aviation, crop dusters, and more.

With several door options like bi-fold doors and flexible floor plans, hangar designs can be made to fit the needs of any building.

Contact the hangar experts at CDMG to get started right away. 

 

Airplane Hangar Considerations

Metal prefab structures are simple to customize to fit your needs, so you have many options.

Below we'll talk about some of the most common layouts and styles of this building type.

This should give you ideas and tips for building your perfect hangar. 

 

Arched vs. Rigid Frame

First, it's essential to know that most airplane hangars have one of two main styles: a rigid frame or an arch.

Both of these styles come in metal prefab kits. Which one you choose will depend on your taste.

Rigid frame hangars look like big, rectangular-shaped buildings with roofs that slope slightly.

Rigid frame hangars give your plane more protection and coverage because they are usually built as fully enclosed structures with a roof, four walls, and a door.

These metal hangars are perfect if you want to protect your plane from high winds, heavy rain, and snow or if you're going to lock your hangar to keep your aircraft safe against theft.

Rigid frame hangars also have added functionality.

You can add office space, utility rooms, and workbenches for mechanics and maintenance projects.

Because they are enclosed, they can be used in many more ways than an arched hangar.

Arched hangars typically cost a little less than rigid frame hangars because they aren't fully enclosed.

Their main benefit is that they have a lot of space, which makes it much easier to maneuver a plane underneath the hangar.

This kind of hangar usually doesn't have doors, making it easier to take your planes out if you do it often.

One important thing to remember about this hangar style is that it doesn't offer as much protection from the weather because it is more open.

Because of this, arched hangars are not nearly as good at stopping vandalism or theft.

Even though it's hard to steal an airplane, some owners might not feel comfortable leaving their things out in the open in this type of hangar.

 

Interior Layout

Aside from the style of the building itself, you'll also need to think about the interior of the building.

For many people who own planes, a hangar is more than just a place to keep the aircraft safe.

You can use the space inside for storing equipment, bathrooms, personal storage lockers, and even an office if you own a business.

Because of this, you may even decide to insulate the building or run power and water to your aircraft hangar.

All of these things are possible with metal prefab structures.

With these highly customizable prefab metal airplane hangar building kits, you can make the inside of the building fit your needs. 

 

Expansion

The last thing we'll look at is if you want to add more planes to your fleet or think you'll need more space in the future.

It's easier to expand metal prefab structures than it is with more traditional building materials and designs.

It's usually a good idea to design a building with more space than you need, especially if you want to grow your business or add to your collection.

This may not be a big deal if you only use your hangar for flying as a hobby.

Why Are Metal Buildings Best For Aircraft Hangars

Affordability

A metal building is the most cost-effective way to build your aircraft hangar.

Building an aircraft hangar or any other kind of industrial building out of steel is quick and easy.

Pre-engineered steel buildings come with pre-drilled holes, various fasteners for the roof and walls, and clear plans for how to build them, saving on building costs.

If you work with a metal building manufacturer, your building will be made to fit your needs. This will save you even more money on rebuilding or redesigning costs.

Metal hangars are also virtually maintenance-free.

If your hangar has proper ventilation and a fastening system, there shouldn't be any raw edges that can rust, and mold shouldn't be a problem.

Because metal buildings don't rust or grow mold, you save even more money over time.

 

Energy Efficiency

Metal building systems save a lot of energy, and many come with advanced coatings that are Energy Star-approved.

Metal roofs with the Energy Star label reflect the sun's rays much better than other roofs.

This cuts down on how much heat gets into your steel aircraft hangar and how much energy you need to cool the hangar.

Roofs that have earned the Energy Star label can cut your hangar's peak cooling demand by 10-15%.

If you use less energy during peak hours, you could save up to 40% on your energy costs each year.

You save a lot of money and make less of an impact on the environment with steel airplane hangars.

 

Contact CDMG

CDMG is a metal building company that can help you make a metal plane hangar that fits your needs.

And our metal aircraft hangars and metal buildings will meet the building codes in your area.

Your plane deserves the best possible protection, and CDMG can give you the peace of mind you need when you store your plane in one of our pre-engineered metal buildings.

Click on the button below to contact CDMG and start designing your metal aircraft hangar today!

References:

https://gensteel.com/steel-building-kits/aircraft-hangars/

https://www.worldwidesteelbuildings.com/steel-buildings/aircraft-hangars/

https://www.cdmg.com/building-faqs/metal-aircraft-hangars

https://greenbuildingelements.com/steel-building-kits/aircraft-hangars/#Airplane-Hangar-Considerations

 

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Topics: pre-engineered metal building, Aircraft Hangars

What Are The Top 3 Renewable Energies?

Posted by CDMG Team on Oct 10, 2022 1:27:59 PM

The increase in climate change concerns has led to the development and use of renewable energy sources.

But which renewable energy source is best?

The truth is that there are several different types of renewable energy sources that can deliver exceptional value and usefulness.

In the article below, we will discuss three of the best renewable sources.

KEY POINTS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGIES:

  • Renewable energy is growing rapidly.
  • Wind energy is responsible for about 8.4 percent of all energy sources generated in the country.
  • Solar power made up about 2.3% of total energy in 2020 and centers around photovoltaic or solar-thermal power.
  • Hydroelectric sources, including some 2,500 dams across the country, are responsible for approximately 7.3% of all electrical power produced in the U.S.
  • CDMG has experience designing and overseeing the installation of power equipment and systems, including turbines, generation systems, and transmission infrastructure.

 

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Topics: Renewable energy

How To Choose The Best Metal Building Supplier

Posted by CDMG Team on Sep 13, 2022 12:07:27 PM

Pre-engineered metal buildings are sturdy, most cost-effective structures.

That's why steel buildings are the top choice for aluminum manufacturing facilities, data centers, aircraft hangars, and distribution warehouses.

If you are ready to construct one of these quality buildings, it's time to start looking for the right metal building supplier.

Working with the best metal building supplier can make a huge difference as you bring your custom metal building project to life.

An experienced metal building contractor and supplier will provide engineering expertise during the design process, exceptional customer service, clear instructions, references, and high-quality materials used.

In the article below, we will discuss how you can choose the right supplier for your steel building.

Key Takeaways About Choosing A Metal Building Supplier:

  • Choose a pre-engineered metal building because of its durability, customization, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Consider what type of building you need and the scope of work to make this plan a reality.
  • How long has the metal building supplier been in business? Are they trustworthy?
  • Make sure you ask the metal building supplier questions to ensure that they are a good fit for your steel building project.
  • Choose CDMG as your metal building supplier. Our expert team has the experience and knowledge to get your project done on budget and on schedule.

 

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Topics: pre-engineered metal building, Metal Building Supplier

Why Aluminum Manufacturing Facilities Use Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

Posted by CDMG Team on Aug 10, 2022 4:11:07 PM

Pre-engineered metal building systems have evolved from standard designs and sizes into diverse and unique systems.

The systems are built upon the flexibility of structural elements that work together to create something efficient and highly customizable.

Using pre-engineered buildings allows building owners to reduce the number of unknown conditions and variables during the construction process.

This reduces the cost, materials, and time involved in bringing a building to life. This is one of the reasons there's been a rise in metal buildings being the choice for logistics buildings.

In the article below, we will discuss why aluminum manufacturing facilities use pre-engineered metal buildings.

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Topics: pre-engineered metal building, Aluminum Manufacturing Facilities

Why Choose Metal For Your Logistics Building?

Posted by CDMG Team on Jun 23, 2022 3:05:50 PM

Logistics distribution centers are different from ordinary warehouses.

Not only do they function as a warehouse, but they are also a modern logistics base or circulation facility.

Think of an Amazon distribution center.

The functions of logistic buildings include procurement, storage, circulation processing, loading and unloading, order processing, sorting, and distribution.

Building a new circulation method that combines agency, distribution, and supply chain improve circulation efficiency and provides faster and more convenient services.

Like many other industrial buildings, logistics warehouse buildings need wide-open bays with minimal sufficient column spacing for packaging.

They also need large bay doors for truck pick-ups and shipment.

These requirements make Prefabricated Metal Buildings the perfect fit for your next logistics building.

 

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Topics: metal buildings

What Are Industrial Metal Buildings Used For?

Posted by CDMG Team on May 4, 2022 1:55:07 PM

An industrial steel building is engineered for safety and endurance so it can accommodate the heavy industrial businesses that need a durable and economical solution for their business.

One of the benefits of metal buildings is the higher level of strength and stability they can provide.

There are many uses that a prefabricated steel structure can offer, such as superior design flexibility and improved functionality.

You can construct energy-efficient, maintenance-free, and environmentally friendly industrial buildings with steel.

In the article below, we will discuss a few of the uses of industrial metal buildings.

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Topics: industrial metal buildings

Metal Buildings For Wind Turbine Manufacturing Facilities & Offshore Wind Factories

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 26, 2022 4:27:00 PM

Wind turbines have grown in both height and blade length, and they have generated more energy since the early 2,000s.

In 2020 renewable energy grew faster than they have since 1999.

Solar and wind energy made up 90 percent of the power sector's growth globally in 2020.

That means there will be a demand for wind turbines now and into the future.

But, where are wind turbines made?

In the article below, we will discuss why a metal building is an ideal choice for a wind turbine manufacturing facility.

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Topics: metal buildings, Wind Turbines

Why Use Metal Buildings For Wastewater Facilities?

Posted by CDMG Team on Apr 15, 2022 12:12:57 PM

The development of utility facilities for public and private sectors requires a detailed method of designing, planning, and execution to ensure the facility is up to industry standards.

That includes wastewater treatment services and wastewater facilities.

Millions of Americans enjoy the benefits of clean and environmentally safe water due to the meticulous design of these facilities.

As technologies develop and societies progress, it's more important now than ever to take the essential steps to ensure the quality and safety of the industrial wastewater treatment process, including the manufacturing of the facility.

Custom metal buildings are the ideal choice for a wastewater treatment plant. One reason they are ideal for wastewater treatment is that these metal facilities can be added on as the community grows, and there is a need to be able to handle a larger amount of water. 

In the article below, we will discuss why you should choose prefabricated metal building construction for your wastewater treatment facility.

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Topics: metal buildings, Wastewater Treatment Facility

What Should You Look For In A Metal Building Kit Supplier?

Posted by CDMG Team on Dec 23, 2021 11:55:34 AM

A pre-engineered metal building is a significant investment.

That's why you need to do your research ahead of time so you can choose a metal building kit supplier that's perfect for you.

When your shopping around for metal buildings, you should purchase directly from a metal building company instead of a broker, so you end up with a higher quality product.

Quality buildings aren't always easy to come by, so you need to work with a metal building company that has a proven track record of success on metal building projects.

[Check out our article, Can A Metal Building Be Added Onto My Current Structure? for more great information.]

The more experience they have, the more likely they are to deliver on their commitment. 

In the article below, we will go over a few things you should look for in a metal building kit supplier.

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Topics: Metal Building Supplier

Advantages Of The Design-Build Method

Posted by CDMG Team on Dec 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM

In our previous article, we discussed what the design-build method is. In this article, we will discuss what the advantages are of using the design-build method.

The design-build method is a project delivery system that houses planning, design, and construction under a single contract.

This methodology is about partnering with the right construction team, from start to finish, to complete a project successfully and provide the highest satisfaction to the project owner.

The design-build process has an obvious, undeniable advantage compared to using the traditional delivery method.

The traditional delivery methods have a construction manager with no contractual relationship between the design team and the builder.

Today design-build construction accounts for over 40% of all non-residential construction, and there's a good reason for that.

In the article below, we will discuss the advantages of the design-build method.

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Topics: design-build