Part 4. AIRCRAFT GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT SHOP
FUNCTION. The ground support equipment (GSE) shop contains space and
equipment for the maintenance of aviation ground support equipment at the
LOCATION. The ground support equipment shop should be located in close
proximity to the aircraft maintenance hangars and parking aprons and shall
have vehicular access. This shop should also be integral with or immediately
adjacent to the GSE holding shed.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS. Overall space allowances for GSE shops are provided
in NAVFAC P-80, under Category Code 218-60.
Main Work Area. The
main work area shall be centrally located,
the shops, offices,
and locker and toilet facilities. Individual
shall be located to
permit one-way through traffic and to provide
equipment access to
the various shops.
Shops. The shops shall consist of space for engines, gas turbine
compressors (GTC), electric repair, lead-acid battery cleaning and charging
(including an external acid-neutralizing tank), equipment painting, ready
issue, engine test, and tools. The test room shall be on concrete footings and
foundation walls independent of the rest of the building. Shop spaces shall
have overhead, sliding, or bifold doors.
Office Area. The office area shall consist of general division and
specialist/naval aviation engineering service unit office space, training
rooms, and coffee mess.
Lockers and Toilets. Locker, shower, and toilet facilities shall
be provided for male and female personnel.
Exterior Facilities. A roofed-over area adjacent to the GSE shop
shall be provided to wash equipment.
ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS. General construction and
finishes shall be as specified in NAVFAC DM-1 and Structural Engineering,
NAVFAC DM-2 Series, and as follows:
Structure and Walls. The building shall be of modular steel girder
construction with concrete insulated masonry unit (CMU) walls, insulated
preformed (corrugated) metal wall panels, or a combination of the two.
Roof. The roof shall be insulated metal panels or insulated
(1) Main Work Area. The floor of this area shall be concrete
with hardener and designed for a live load of 20,000 pounds. Tire print
dimensions shall be provided by the using agency.