Scope of Work:
Selective Demolition, Interior Demolition, Dismantlement, Rigging, New Construction
O’Rourke Wrecking had the unique opportunity to renovate Hangar 6 B – a similar if not almost identical project to work previously performed by O’Rourke in Hangars 7A & 7B. Similar to 7A & 7B, Hangar 6B was originally designed and custom-built to accommodate Boeing 757 aircraft. Work included interior demolition and modifications to Hangar 6B to enable simultaneous maintenance of multiple smaller regional jets. A specialty aircraft maintenance mezzanine was completely dismantled and removed along with removal of an adjustable three to five level suspended work dock. In addition, many of the existing ventilation, electrical and fire suppression systems servicing the overall Hangar were modified. The hangar floor was protected as not to damage the intricate and delicate radiant heat system located just two inches beneath the floor surface.
This project was unique because the overall facility was active and occupied with mechanics and tenants that could not be disturbed during the renovation work. With mechanics working on jet engines in close proximity, all noise, vibrations and dust had to be properly controlled. Upon completion of work, O’Rourke Wrecking Company completely hand vacuumed and wiped the hangar from ceiling to floor to mitigate the potential for concrete dust negatively impacting a jet engine or airplane.