Baghdad International Airport, Iraq
Challenge: Immediate requirement for a 50,000 sq. ft. military dining facility to be located at the Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. Must be engineered to withstand temperatures in excess of 120F as well as frequent high wind sand storms and serve 32, 000 meals a day.
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. President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to the Bob Hope Dining Facility on Thanksgiving Day, 27 November 2003. The Sprung membrane tensioning system provides an airtight “Sandstorm Proof” solution that functions exceptionally well in desert environments. 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.