Fort Bragg UAV Maintenance Hangar/Company Operations Facility

Sector: Aviation

UAV-Maintenance-HangarFort Bragg, a large, 251-square mile United States Army installation, is home to the U.S. Army Airborne Forces and Special Forces, as well as the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command. In 2011, Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) was engaged by Merrick & Company to provide performance-based fire protection system design services and life safety analysis as part of a design/adapt-build team for a new UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) maintenance hangar and company operations facility. Merrick & Company provided architecture and engineering services for the new facility.

The one-story, 12,921-square foot COF was intended to be used for administrative areas and storage of tactical gear. The 121,380-square foot, one-story hangar was designed with a clearance head of 28 feet and to house twelve fully assembled and fueled aircraft.

FEI’s specific services included design analysis and construction documents development. FEI designed a high-expansion foam system, an automatic sprinkler system, a fire alarm and mass notification system, a foam releasing system, and a fire pump system (including primary and redundant pumps) for the hangar. For the COF, FEI designed a sprinkler system, a fire alarm system, and a mass notification system.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Merrick & Company


Fort Bragg, NC

Services Provided

  • Foam, automatic sprinkler, fire alarm, mass notification, foam release, and fire pump systems design
  • Design analysis
  • Construction documents development

Construction Cost

N/A (not built)


79,000 SF

Completion Date

N/A (not built)