Throwback Thursday-Hangar 9 Refurbishment

Hangar 9 Refurbishment Completed

Hangar 9 Refurbishment Completed. Photo courtesy of McNely Construction Company

Our customer, Tectonic Management Group,  asked us to assist in providing the perfect solution to refurbish the existing hangar doors on Hangar 9 located in Oakland, California. The hangar was initially constructed for the navy back in 1942! The customer’s main concerns for the new refurbished hangar doors at this facility were safety, security, longevity, ease of use, retaining the look of the original doors and an expedited timeline to deliver. Door Engineering and  Tectonic Management Group visited the job site along with the General Contractor, McNely Construction Company, to inspect the  hangar doors and determine if re-using the existing door framing would meet current building codes as well as to see which components would need replacement.  After the site visit, it was concluded that the existing hangar door framing would meet today’s codes and by replacing the existing bottom wheels, top guide rollers, perimeter weather seals, lower interior/exterior wainscot and by adding new Drop-In Operator Assemblies, these doors would last another 60 + years.

Hangar 9 prior to refurbishment

Hangar 9 prior to refurbishment

 

Hangar 9 prior to refurbishment

Hangar 9 prior to refurbishment

 

Hangar 9 prior to refurbishment

Hangar 9 prior to refurbishment-Photos courtesy of McNely Construction Company

Door Engineering was able to resolve each concern the customer had in this refurbishment:

Safety:  The operators are located in door sections 4 and 5, when viewed from the exterior and counting left to right. Located at each operator assembly are constant pressure open and close pushbuttons which means moving the door requires the person operating it to apply constant pressure to the pushbutton while walking with the door as it moves, thus insuring this person a clear view of the doors path.

Security:  At door sections 4 and 5 our new Drop-In Operator assemblies lock down the door when it is not in use by applying the  brakemotor and with the  “Linked-In” bumpers interconnecting the door sections. The doors are then secured, protecting the people and property.

Longevity:  50 plus years in designing, building and satisfying customers with refurbishment components for bottom rolling hangar doors is the definition of longevity.Our factory fabricated Drop-In Operator assemblies, along with our new top rollers and sealed bottom wheel/housing assemblies meet today’s building deflections and codes with years of trouble free, safe and secure service

Ease of use:  Operating the doors is as simple as pushing a button! The left side group of doors (when viewed from the exterior) is controlled by the pushbutton station located above the operator on the interior side of door section 4 and the  right side is controlled by the pushbutton station located in door section 5. By simply pushing the ‘Open’ pushbutton  for the side you want open, each door section will move and pick-up the next section and then stack behind the pocket wall on that side of the opening.  This will give one one half clear width opening. For a full clear width opening, the personnel will  go to the pushbutton station for the other side and follow the same procedure.  Closing the doors is performed by pressing the ‘Close’ pushbutton at these same locations.

Expedited:  Our design, management and manufacturing team pulled together to meet the client’s schedule.  Our certified installers, TBS Industrial Doors, then beat the required dead-line completion date!

Hangar 9 Refurbishment Completed

Hangar 9 Refurbishment Completed- Photo courtesy of McNely Construction Company

 

Contact us today at 800-959-1352 to discuss your project!

 

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