Project Spotlight: Airplane Hangar

Project: Airplane Hangar

Client: FL2CA Aviation, LLC

Civil Engineer: Engineering Solutions 50 SE 30th Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

Architect: Herman A. Scharhag Co., Architects, 6247 Brookside Blvd #204 Kansas City, MO 64113

MEP: BC Engineers Inc. 5720 Reeder Shawnee, KS 66203


Project Size: 13,600 SF, New Construction

Project Schedule: 7-month construction schedule 5-month preconstruction

Project Description: Nexus 5 Group partnered with FL2CA Aviation, LLC to complete a new airplane hangar at New Century Airport in New Century, KS. This project was built on a greenfield site located in the southwest portion of the New Century Airport property.


The project scope consisted of sitework, utilities, over 50,000 sq ft of flatwork concrete, a 13,600 sq ft pre-engineered metal building with a 32’ eve. The building consists of two bays separated by a 3-hour rated masonry fire barrier wall. Each climate-controlled bay is 6,800 sq ft with a 70’ x 30’ bi-fold hangar door, epoxy floors trench drains, an office area with restrooms and laundry facilities.


“Building a large jet aircraft hangar may sound like a simple process – it is anything but. The Federal Aviation Administration is heavily involved, and this project was no exception. Nexus 5 Group did a terrific job working with the Johnson County Airport Commission, the Johnson County government, and the FAA to move forward with the construction. The finished product is amazing and Brian Weber, Josh Green, Jessica Bell, and the rest of the Nexus 5 team are to be congratulated for succeeding in a very challenging environment of labor shortages, material price increases, and extreme weather issues. I think that it’s safe to say that Nexus 5 Group is now an expert at hangar construction and they are ready for their next such project”. R. Lee Harris, Partner, FL2CA Aviation, LLC

“Being a part of a ground-up project, from cradle to grave, is always challenging but gratifying. Seeing all of the pre-construction design and planning come to fruition is exciting. There were many minds and hands involved and I’m proud to put the Nexus 5 Group stamp on this hangar.” - Brian Weber, Project Manager, Nexus 5 Group, LLC

“With a winter start date, we knew our work would be cut out for us. It's never ideal to begin breaking ground in late October. Concrete and steel erection is not only difficult in winter conditions but can be stopped due to inclement weather. We had our share of difficulties. Not only did weather play a role but we also had the airfield taxiway a couple hundred feet from our building pad. FAA regulations on equipment height, distance from the taxiways/runways, and even the lighting we had on site all played a role during the construction process and we all had to learn as we went. With the help of Larry Peet and The Johnson County Airport Commission, we were able to navigate all this without incident. Truly an experience building at an airport! I was happy to be a part of this build and I believe I speak for the whole team (John, Jessica, Brian) that we hope the owners enjoy every part of their new hangar!!” - Josh Green, Superintendent Nexus 5 Group, LLC



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