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Market Sector Military Facilities

Bob Hope Dining Facility

Bob Hope Dining Facility
15
Dec

Client

  • US Military

Challenge

  • Immediate requirement for a 50,000 sq. ft. dining facility to be located in Baghdad, Iraq. Must be engineered to withstand temperatures in excess of 120F as well as frequent high wind sand storms.

Solution

  • 88.6′ wide by 500′ long Sprung Structure

Time-line

  • Delivery Time – Delivery 4 weeks from order. Construction Time – 30 days.

Results

  • This Sprung structure was named the “Bob Hope Dining Facility”, in appreciation for his decades of service to generations of US soldiers deployed in combat. Serves 32, 000 meals a day, providing the troops with a bright clear spacious interior. The Sprung membrane tensioning system provides an airtight “Sandstorm Proof” solution that functions exceptional well in desert environments. President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to the Bob Hope Dining Facility on Thanksgiving Day, 27 November 2003. After the war, the Sprung structure was relocated and reconfigured into three different units measuring 88.6’ wide x 206’ long and two 88’6 wide x 118’ long. The relocatable design of the Sprung structure provides long term value for multi-use applications.

This Sprung Structure Features

  • Tan exterior membrane.
  • Aluminum substructure.
  • Seating for 3,100.
  • Food service prep area.
  • Refrigeration
  • Rest rooms.
  • Air conditioning.
  • 9 double personnel doors.
  • 2 side sliding cargo doors.