Two-in-one building streamlines supply functions for McGuire AFB; earns praise as one of USAF’s top facilities.
Combining the multiple cargo needs of two major operations into a single one-story warehouse facility is the optimal result of this design-build project, now considered to be one of the top USAF facilities in the country. Air Freight Terminal and Base Supply functions are distinctly arranged around the structure, surrounding a centrally located freight processing area that allows visibility between major program areas and activities.
The building serves the flightline supply requirements, which consist of low-bay administrative functions and high-bay warehouse functions, all arranged to maximize efficiency. In addition to administrative space, the facility incorporates ramps, truck docks, pallet pits and cargo staging areas for the Air Freight Terminal. A mechanized material handling system (MMHS) is attached to the flightline side of the building, providing shelving and automated delivery of pallets via a system of roller conveyors. Adjacent to this are administrative space, bulk storage, high-density shelving, parts pick-up and delivery areas for Base Supply. Natural light is used throughout the facility, boosting its aesthetics and energy efficiency and bringing it in compliance with LEED certification rules.