Caltrans District 7 Headquarters
Caltrans is responsible for the planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining of California's state highway system. Over time, their role has evolved to include rail and mass transit systems and hot-dip galvanizing has been their choice of corrosion protection almost exclusively. Caltrans demonstrated the partnership with galvanizing in a convincing fashion by integrating a hot-dip galvanized fascia into the design of their new headquarters, located in the historic civic center area of Los Angeles. Included in this visual image of what Caltrans does on a daily basis, i.e. design with hot-dip galvanizing, is the structural steel and handrail for the unique face of the building. With a worldwide image as a leader in transit engineering, Caltrans wanted to be sure that they have a maintenance-free, attractive face for all to see.