MCAS Maintenance Hangar and Air Traffic Control Tower

Sector: Aviation

MCAS-Maintenance-HangarMarine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River is a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter and tilt-rotor base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic District, decided to construct Phase III of the VMMT-204 Maintenance Hangar at MCAS New River, where Marine and Air Force Osprey pilots, Marine crew chiefs, and units are trained in the use and maintenance of the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. The project also entailed raising the air station’s Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) cab.

Merrick & Company, which provided architectural services as part of a design/build team, engaged Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to provide performance-based fire protection system design services and life safety analysis for the project. Specifically, FEI developed a design analysis related to the interior life safety, fire sprinkler, fire alarm and mass notification systems for the facility in accordance with NAVFAC standards; developed construction documents consisting of a specification and a drawing set of the interior fire sprinkler, fire pump, fire alarm and mass notification systems; and performed construction period services such as shop submittal review, in-progress installation reviews, and final site review.


Naval Facilities Command, Mid-Atlantic District


Merrick & Company


Marine Corps Air Station, New River, Jacksonville, NC

Services Provided

  • Design analysis
  • Construction documents development
  • Shop submittal review
  • In-progress installation reviews
  • Final site review

Construction Cost

$25 million


35.000 SF

Completion Date