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Atlantic Aviation FBO Holdings LLC, Portland, Ore.

Photo: Ryan Flood Photography

Arched beams contributed to a distinct design for Atlantic Aviation FBO Holdings LLC’s fixed-based operator (FBO) facility in Portland, Ore. JR Miller and Associates Inc. devised two pairs of 85-foot- to 90-foot-long beams that extend out the main entrance and come together at fireplaces on the sides of a terminal. The steel supported beams were constructed with glued, laminated timber (glulam).

Three structures were used to build the 72,500-square-foot facility: two, Varco Pruden Buildings metal building systems and one, conventional steel structure with framing supplied by Varco Pruden Buildings. The building houses two, 30,000-square-foot hangars, and 12,500 square feet of terminal space.

Erectors Inc. built the conventional structure with structural steel members and light-gauge metal framing. It was clad with French Walnut laminated panels and Tan Eldorado Stone.

The two metal building systems have single-slope roofs and lean-to assemblies. Erectors installed three types of wall panels on the metal buildings and lean-tos. It installed 19,100 square feet of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.’s box-rib panels in Bronze and 19,800 square feet of Metal Sales Manufacturing’s flat metal wall panels in Bronze. The third type of cladding was French Walnut laminated panels.

Door Engineering and Manufacturing LLC supplied hangar doors, while large fans from Big Ass Fan Co. were installed in the hangars.

The FBO facility is located on a 14-acre site and serves passengers boarding charter flights and private planes. It was completed in January 2017.