Keithville, LA United States | 2006
Chimp Haven was founded in 1995 to help address the need for long term chimpanzee care. The need for care is extended to chimps that are no longer used for biomedical research, the entertainment industry or pet trade. Chimp Haven was provided with 200 acres of forestland located 22 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana in the Eddie D. Jones Nature Park. This sanctuary will provide its residents the ability to live in large social groups and spacious outdoor habitats where they can live out their lives in a setting that offers them greater freedoms.
Construction for this environmentally challenged facility will provide a humane environment for the chimps. All of the steel structures at the Haven are exposed to the harsh, humid Louisiana environment and corrosive waste that is produced by the chimps. Hot dip galvanizing offers an economical coating option as well as long lasting corrosion protection while providing a maintenance free finish. Hot dip galvanizing was the best coating option for the overall sustainability for the new commissary, the 15,000 square foot corral chute and barrier wall as it is critical that the materials used do not cause any harm to the animals, their keepers, maintenance personal or visitors.
The durability and corrosion performance that hot-dip galvanizing provides will drastically minimize the amount of maintenance required for corroding steel. Eliminating the need for maintenance will allow the chimps the ability to live out their lives with minimal disturbance while offering a significant life cycle cost savings.
Recreation & Entertainment
Shreveport, LA United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
Exterior Structural Beams, Columns, Beams and Grating
AZZ Galvanizing - Waskom
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