Tualatin, OR United States | 2008
Elgin Community College invested $18 million in their new Public Safety Training Center located in Burlington, Illinois. The Center sits on 120 acres, which includes a 12,000 square foot Apparatus Building and a three-story Burn Tower. This Burn Tower is used to simulate residential and commercial fires. More than 80% of firefighters and other first responders are credentialed by community colleges. This Public Safety Training Center will be the epicenter for training and preparing the district's first responders.
Elgin Community College, in conjunction with Fire Facilities, designed this three-story steel fire training tower. The majority of steel in this building has been hot-dip galvanized. The amount of water that firemen will be pumping into this building over the next 75 to 80 years will have no effect on the structure due to the zinc coating (3.5 mils) that is protecting the interior walls, stairs, handrails, grating and decks.
Fire Facilities recommends hot-dip galvanized steel to their customers for the long life of corrosion resistance, economic value and sustainability.
Building & Architecture
Burlington, IL United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Interior and exterior stairs, decking, grating, handrails, movable walls, structural beams and columns.
Elgin Community College Public Safety Training Center
Valmont Coatings - Empire Galvanizing
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