The Austin Company provided planning, design, engineering and construction to Northrop Grumman in Melbourne and St. Augustine, Florida, along with multiple other locations nationwide.
In St. Augustine, Austin delivered the expansion of Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence – the production home of the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
The new 366,000 SF aircraft manufacturing facility, known as Building 100, is located on an existing Northrop Grumman site and supports production of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft. The new facility replaces a smaller building, Building 7 – the former E-2D assembly building, which was demolished to make room for Building 100.
Austin broke ground for Building 100 and began a phased construction approach. Phase A was completed in the spring of 2015 and includes a 220,000 SF aircraft assembly manufacturing high bay; 60,000 SF mezzanine and first levels; and 13,000 SF cafeteria and auditorium. Phase B was completed in late spring 2016 and includes 73,000 SF of support shops.
Phased project construction was necessary due to site limitations. The existing site included a parking lot and multiple buildings, all of which were demolished for Building 100 construction. In addition, considerable site work to reroute underground utilities and drainage was required.
Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) were installed for the walls and roof, with solar panels on the south roof. The project was awarded LEED Gold Certification.
Building 100 is related to Building 228 in Melbourne, another Austin project. Building 228 is a 210,000 SF aerospace engineering office and lab building completed in just 10 months from groundbreaking to occupancy.