China Lake South Airfield

About the Project

The South Airfield Projects at China Lake consist of five buildings, an advanced warfare apron and an extensive site/civil package to replace structures damaged by an earthquake in 2019. Hensel Phelps is self-performing structural concrete, including a tilt-up operation of 260 panels. The construction consists of the Hangar 2 and Hangar 3 Replacements, Integration Laboratory, Air Operations and Tower Facility, Aircraft and Rescue Station and Warfare Apron complete with parking and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Multi-Level Security Hangar.

Quick Facts

  • Location Ridgecrest, California
  • Client Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
  • Architect Steinberg Hart, Giuliani Associates and Urban Engineering
  • Industry Aviation
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method Design-Build
  • Completion Date November 2023
  • Duration 31 Months
  • Contract Value $ 590,259,833
  • Sustainability Green Build Initiative (pending)
  • Square Footage 373,120 SF

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