Denver International Airport Southwest Hangar

Project Location
Denver, CO

Owner 
Southwest Airlines

Architect 
Ghafari Associates

Market
Aviation

Services
General Contracting, Preconstruction

Region
Central

Swinerton Office Location
Denver, Colorado

Keywords
Aviation, Hangars, Prefabricated, Steel Frame, CMAR

Swinerton is under construction on a new 128,000-square-foot maintenance hangar and outbuildings for Southwest Airlines at Denver International Airport. In addition to the buildings, the 26-acre site has extensive paving for slab-on-grade hangar floor, taxiway, and parking. The hangar bay will have the capacity to house three airplanes and will also include support shops for aircraft maintenance. A large portion of the hangar structure is bolt-up steel, similar to a PEMB. The hangar features a standing seam metal roof, parapet membrane, and underdrain in the building to protect the structure from expansive soils. Hangar doors include roll-ups, overhead, and security doors with controlled access.

“Working with Swinerton on our Denver hangar project, we’ve been really pleased with their project management skills – including working hand-in-hand with us to optimize the project to conserve capital spending to help us get through the COVID-19 pandemic impact on our overall business,” said Dan Landson, communication lead at Southwest Airlines.