AAFB Guam Maintenance Hangar – STRUCTURE Magazine

Guam is a remote island in Micronesia that is regularly pummeled by strong typhoons, is susceptible to strong earthquakes and is located in a highly corrosive tropical environment. The AAFB Guam Maintenance hangar is designed to resist typhoon winds of 190 mph and high seismic accelerations.  In addition to the environmental challenges, the selected structural system had to be efficiently constructed using limited locally available labor and construction techniques.

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