The City of Doral wanted this new construction to be LEED® Silver certified. Therefore, using hot-dip galvanized steel which is 100% recyclable at the end of life, no maintenance during use, and a naturally occurring element fit into their plan.
Doral City Hall is the heart of this community thus the contractor/developer and city officials wanted to provide this new development corrosion protection and a maintenance-free system; especially as our environment and air have become cleaner as a result of regulation. Painting the steel would result in the opposite of what they wanted to accomplish as paint is not resistant to scratching or cracking and only provides barrier protection. Hot-dip galvanizing the steel provides both barrier and cathodic protection to the structure of the dome.
Building & Architecture
Doral, FL United States
Coating Durability, Life-Cycle Cost, Sustainability
Rectangular Tubes about 46' in length, Plates, and Brackets.
CM Doral Development Corp. LLC
Valmont Coatings - Miami Galvanizing
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