The Salas O’Brien team performed engineering services for the renovation and expansion of Raytheon’s RMT hangar at LAX International Airport in California. Our work on this project enabled safe storage for hazardous materials and proper environmental conditioning for delicate equipment.
As one of the earliest technology start-ups in the United States, Raytheon has made a huge impact on the country during its 90+ years in business. The company began with the invention of an S gas rectifier tube for the radio, an innovation that eliminated the need for large, expensive battery packs and made the radio both affordable and portable enough to become a staple in the average American household. During World War 2, Raytheon supported the war effort with state-of-the-art electronics, and in the years following, they invented the microwave. Today, the company is a technology and innovation leader that specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions.
When Raytheon needed a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design partner for new construction and renovations for their RMT Hangar at LAX airport, they turned to Salas O’Brien. The project involved the renovation of an existing 60,000-square-foot hangar and the addition of a new, 5,000-square-foot building within the hangar. The designs our team completed covered areas where hazardous materials are stored and therefore required special attention and customizations to the ventilation and electrical elements.
Our design allowed for local humidification of bonded stores area, and it included custom air handling accommodations for specific zoning criteria, high-efficiency filtration, and high-efficiency system operation.
Our work on this project enabled safe storage for hazardous materials and proper environmental conditioning for delicate equipment. The finished, renovated hangar and internal building safely and efficiently service Raytheon’s needs for the space.