When you are planning on designing any sort of building, one of the most important things to take in consideration is the overall structural integrity. The buyer wants to have a well-constructed building that can stand the test of time, while also adhering to the purpose of the building. Aviation facilities need to have enough room for the aircraft and personnel to navigate safely through the building while maximizing the use of space. A well-designed aviation facility should be able to be functional, efficient, and well thought out. A single mistake can ruin the integrity of the entire building, so you should be wary of some common mistakes.
- Don’t Accommodate Flight Line
A huge mistake when it comes to designing an aviation facility is when you don’t properly account for the flight line of the aircraft entering and leaving the facility. Columns spread throughout the building to support the roof can easily impede flight lines. When you are planning out the design, you should consider where the columns can be placed so that you can maximize the amount of room you have for the aircraft entering and leaving. The trick is to maximize the amount of load that each column can hold and strategically place them in ways to avoid blocking routes.
- Failure to Accommodate Space
A common mistake is failing to accommodate the space needed for special use rooms. You should try to maximize every inch of space throughout the entire building. When planning out the facility you need to take the time to envision, and properly diagram every room with its use on the design plan. By doing this you avoid any wasted space and can make sure that you have efficiently designed the facility.
Poor Mechanical System Planning
Another large mistake is poor mechanical system planning of the facility. All new aviation facilities should be attempting sustainability, and proper electrical, and HVAC system planning. Mechanical systems can be quite complicated, and take up more space then originally thought, and this can make for a poor planned facility. Proper electrical and HVAC systems will keep the facility well ventilated, maintain good inside environment conditions, and make the most of available space. A lot of the time these don’t make the list of priorities and it makes for a poorly planned, and inefficient facility.
Facility design is the most important aspect of erecting a new facility, and there are many mistakes that you should try to avoid. These are some of the most common ones, and by avoiding these your design is on its way towards being a superb creation. Proper planning, and long-term vision can you help you avoid these, and give your design the wings it needs to take flight.