November 17, 2023 Awards
We are excited to announce that Shook was awarded a Build Ohio Award for our team’s remarkable effort to build Sierra Nevada Corporation’s new, 100,000-square-foot Aviation Innovation and Technology Center, located at the Dayton International Airport. This is the first large aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility constructed in the Dayton region since WWII and is capable of supporting some of the largest aviation projects in the world.
The new facility includes a 90,000 SF hangar, 7,600 SF of administrative space, 7.5-ton bridge crane and 3-ton tail crane, 325,000-gallon water tank, 14 foam generators, and three 3,000 GPM fire pumps. The project required significant technical planning and execution, as the facility stands 90 feet tall with a massive hangar clearance of 72 feet high by 255 feet wide. Ten trusses were set in place for the project, each weighing ~80 tons, requiring four 100-ton cranes per lift, and taking 12-14 hours to raise and secure the necessary structural bracing. After mobilizing in January 2022 and occupancy in November 2022, this notable CM at Risk project was completed in just eleven months.
Today, the state-of-the-art facility offers more than just a regional home for the aerospace and defense giant; it also brings 140 new jobs to Ohio and economic growth to reestablish Dayton as the nation’s aviation hub.
Shook would like to thank numerous people for this award, including: