Client: Experimental Aircraft Association - Chapter 838
Location: Racine, WI
FEI Services: Analysis, Design, and Construction Administration
Contractor: Carlson Racine Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
EAA Chapter 838 was experiencing persistent leakage to the interior of their hangar. The hangar houses an indoor museum. The ramifications were enormous. EAA Chapter 838 and retained FEI to analyze conditions and design a repair solution for their facility.
A working aircraft hangar, the EAA chapter's facility required solutions to improve energy efficiency and meet increased wind uplift demands. This meant designing a single-ply overlay system that attached to structural elements of the roof instead of the existing standing seam metal panels to achieve the necessary wind uplift ratings. This was necessary to overcome the increased uplift demands imposed by the hangar's location and problems typically associated with aircraft hangers when the hanger doors are opened. FEI also provided bidding, construction administration, and quality assurance services for the project.