Solar Ship, Inc.
Off-grid Aircraft Assembly Hangar

40,597 sq ft Tension Fabric Aircraft Assembly Hangar
Brantford, Ontario

Project Profile

The Rundown

The Legacy Building Solutions team designed and constructed this custom 40,597 sq ft tension fabric aircraft assembly hangar in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Our team of designers, developers and builders create unique, custom fabric building solutions for a wide variety of uses.

Customer Success

“Legacy Building Solutions has given Solar Ship more than just a state-of-the-art hangar and assembly building. Through our close collaboration, their design incorporates a self-reliant photovoltaic power package that sits above the fabric roof, allowing our building operations to be entirely off-grid. In addition, Legacy’s foundation design allowed us to re-use an existing concrete pad, saving us time and money during construction. These innovations were part of our top-level requirements, and delivering on them really sets Legacy apart from the traditional building segment.”

Lewis Reford | Solar Ship

Feature Details

  • Building size: 176’ x 230’ 8”
  • 60’ eave clearance, 82’ high at peak
  • Primed gray steel frame with 15 oz. FR PE fabric – white with blue trim
  • 164’ x 59’ bi-parting hangar door on endwall
  • Solar panels on roof for off-grid operation of solar-powered aircraft
  • 1.5’ overhangs with mesh soffits and RV-3000 peak vents for ventilation without power
  • Legacy provided design assist and project manager services
  • 1.18 kPa roof rain-on-snow load, .42 kPa windload, partially enclosed, fully exposed, standard occupancy
  • Building use: Off-grid assembly hangar for solar-powered aircraft

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