Niagara Falls Air Base Hanger Renovations


Project Description

O V E R V I E W

Danforth was selected to renovate two maintenance hangers at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station used for the maintenance and cleaning of large aircraft.

A P P R O A C H

To comply with deadlines, Danforth had the project underway less than two weeks after being awarded the job. To adhere to Federal Aviation Administration restrictions, Danforth spent hours coordinating and planning crane lifts to avoid impeding flight paths.

Safety is of utmost importance to Danforth and was critical when working with 45’ ceilings in the hangers. These are reached using 60’ JLG boom lifts; time and patience on the part of our team are critical. Danforth enforces employees to stay 100 percent tied-off at all times when performing this work as an additional safety precaution.

R E S U L T S

Once complete, Danforth will have installed all new heating, piping, underground and above ground plumbing piping, ductwork, ductwork balancing, mechanical equipment, and plumbing fixtures. Specifically, four water heaters, five boilers, four rooftop units, approximately 35 fans, five base-mounted pumps, and four air compressors, including one for breathing air, are being installed. Additionally, Danforth will have coordinated the install of all new mechanical controls and piping/ductwork insulation.

The two hangers have different plumbing designs. One building will come with high pressure compressed air and medical grade breathing air systems. This building will have a non-spark bladder room for working with jet fuel. The other building will have a large pressure washer system for cleaning the aircraft.


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