Building Use: Airplane Hangar / Flight Training / Insurance Aerial Reconnaissance / Conference Center
Built By: Astro Buildings
Astro Dealer: Bill Miller
Location: Ong, Nebraska
Category: Commercial Building under 5,000 sq. ft.
Construction time (number of days): 18
Total square footage: 3456
Wall height: 14′ 6″
Wing 1: 48×54 Wing 2: 24×36
Brief summary: The Event Center has a fully finished floor, with stained concrete and acoustical steel lined package. It is fully heated and air conditioned with a large hydro swing door. The commercial LED lighting system has timing capabilities throughout the building. The lights and the HVAC can be turned on or off using a smart phone from anywhere. The kitchen and living space have drywall, ceramic tile and granite counter tops. There is soft water throughout.
Building use, importance, and newsworthiness: Event center and airplane hangar for seed dealer and insurance agent. Very multi-functional: High school uses it for basketball practice and it houses many meetings. Attached kitchen and living area. Unique to the area; will be a flight center, a pilot does flight training school there. Houses farm shows with vendor exhibits for chemical and other agri-business products incl. electronic items, GPS systems. Can fit up to three airplanes inside. Shelters Cessna 206 and Husky for crop scouting of damage after hail and high winds or driving rains. Also providers of aerial photography for insurance. Energy-efficient and economical facility.
Unique features: Floor fully finished with stained concrete and 3 coats polyurethane; Ceramic tile in living area; Drywall in living area and shower/bath. Acoustical steel lined package; Meeting space quipped with 3 projection screens and AV system; fully heated/air conditioned, large hydro-swing door; commercial LED lighting system with timing capabilities throughout the building, can turn lights and HVAC on/off using smartphone from anywhere; Hot and cold soft water, granite counter tops and bar near kitchen.
Customer comments: “I will not use steel frame – you just can’t work with them and they cost more money. Post-Frame is much more efficient and easy to finish out the interior – you can just nail things on inside, and put interior walls wherever desired. It has a warm interior and zero noise even in high winds.”
Sustainability Aspects: Thick insulated walls and ceilings with breaks in insulation only every 9 feet; Energy Star Maytag refrigerator, microw, stove, dishwasher, Noritz AHRI cert. soft Waterheater; Lennox HVAC Energy-Star and Healthy Climate rated; Smartphone-enabled system for remote control of HVAC, lights, locks, etc.
Exterior finish description: Fabral Grand Rib III Plus 29 gauge high-tensile strength “Full Hard” steel; Dark brown roof and wainscot, bright white siding; 9×36 porch; 40×14 Power Lift door; 12×12 OHD; (3) 24″ Cupolas; (4) Plyco #20 and (1) #92 doors with glass; (7) 4×3 Gerkin windows with 14×39″ Shutters; 24″ OH; Vented Ridge/Eve; gutters.
Interior finish description: Vaulted acoustical steel ceiling, steel liner on 48×54 and concrete with epoxy coated floor. 24×36 wing has sheet rock walls with textured sheet rock ceiling, restroom, vaulted ceilings, epoxy coated floor painted wood finish; Tile kitchen backsplash and bathroom; Hardwood cabinets, granite countertops recessed light.
Foundation Type: Frost-protected thickened edge Concrete footing with Perma-Column Sturdi-Wall bracket
Insulation Types: 6″ fiberglass batt wall insulation R-19 and fiberglass blown in ceiling R-30
Roof Framing: 4/12 and 6/12 top chord with 1.5/12 and 3/12 bottom chord scissor trusses
Truss/rafter clear span: 48′ and 24′ sections
Purlin size, spacing, and orientation (flat or on edge): 1650 MSR 2×6 purlins 25″ o.c. on edge in joist hangers
Wall girt size, spacing, and orientation: 1650 MSR 2×6 32″ o.c. girts verticle against outside of columns
Wall & Wall sheathing type: Fabral Grand Rib III Plus 29 gauge high-tensile strength “Full Hard” steel