Shop" while others don't. The designer should discuss the operations of the squadron prior to
The maintenance administration areas generally consist of offices that provide for the
administration of the squadrons maintenance activities. See the attached floor plates for typical
layouts and requirements.
O2 Squadron Administration and Operations
Generally, the squadron administration and operations are located on the second floor. Most
squadrons have the same functional requirements and most spaces are typical from squadron to
squadron. Squadrons performing combat type operations may require additional spaces such as
"Tactics", secure briefing spaces, vaults and other related type spaces.
The organization of the squadron may determine the layout of the second level. Grouping of the
operation spaces and the administration spaces should be considered. Single module hangars
with 2 squadrons will be required to share some common spaces such as heads, lockers, and
showers. Double module hangars may share heads, lockers, showers and training rooms to
provide for more useable space for each squadron. As with the O1 level, the designer should
discuss the operations of the squadron prior to starting design.
Early in the design stage, the designer should determine the security and operation requirements
for the squadron. Many squadrons require a "secure office" for the incorporation of the secure
The following discussion is provided to provide information that may help the designer evaluate
typical construction features that may be appropriate for a typical hangar. Variations may occur
due to local building conditions, climatic conditions, budget restraints or designer preferences.
Exterior walls of the hangar bay should be of a construction suitable to the building type, be
compatible with the design of the adjacent buildings, and be protected from abuse, both interior
and exterior. Options for the exterior walls include:
Reinforced concrete masonry walls up to 3 meters above the floor with field fabricated metal
wall panels above. Walls shall be insulated to achieve the required energy budgets.
Prefinished metal wall panels outside and batt insulation with vinyl scrim facing on the interior,
concrete masonry unit wall, approximately 2.5 meters high, on the interior side. The masonry
wall provides for protection of the exterior wall panels from the interior. The exterior wall finish
should be protected by some form of barrier to prevent damage.