Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Air Cargo Building

As part of the HSST team, CBRE | Heery engineering was contracted to provide comprehensive design and construction administration services for a new, 128,000-SF Air Cargo building. The facility includes a single-story warehouse, two-story office, and a two-story DOA ramp operations center. CBRE | Heery provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and structural engineering.

The project’s design is based on pervious cargo building concepts modified to achieve LEED Silver Certification, unobstructed 270° view of ramp operations from the ramp operation center, and construction cost reduction through a more efficient roof truss system that lowered the overall building height.

Technical challenges included:

  • Structural design that accommodates 180’ interior clear spans
  • Packaged DX roof top air handler system with gas pre-heat and electric reheat at VAV terminal boxes
  • New 200 a, 480/270 Volt Georgia Power Electrical service
  • Energy efficient high bay florescent lighting
  • Exterior 1000 watt HPS apron flood lighting
  • Low flow water and energy conservation plumbing fixtures
  • NFPA 13 compliant wet and dry fire suppression system




Atlanta, GA


128,000 SF