Fifth Third Ballpark
Comstock Park, MI United States | 2018
Great Shots is a golf driving range where participants hit golf balls to various targets on the range to score different points. The hitting decks are exposed to the elements year round and participants can use this range in all-weather by hitting golf balls from a deck that is covered and features heaters above participants for their comfort. There are numerous games that can be played by hitting balls to different targets therefore scoring depending on the type of shot hit and also from the accuracy of shot.
Over 90% of the galvanized material on this job was painted for additional protection and aesthetics. The steel beams supporting the driving decks are exposed year round and exposed to the harsh climate changes that South Dakota has to endure. ~Lynn Remmers, Project Manager
HDG and paint were chosen to give both long term protection and also a aesthetically pleasing appearance to better fit into the area known as The Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls SD. This area is named after Denny Sanford who is a longtime South Dakota philanthropist. The area encompasses over 500 acres and is home to The Sanford Pentagon, The Sanford Fieldhouse, The Scheels Ice Plex, Huether Family Match Point Tennis and Power and Grace Gymnastics Training Facility.
HDG was specified for the protection that it would provide against the harsh, ever changing elements of South Dakota. From high temperatures and high humidity in the summer months to extreme cold temperatures that brings with it snow and ice in the winter months. It is not uncommon for temperatures to swing 50 degrees in a 24 hour period along with moisture changing from rain to ice and snow in this same time frame.
Hot-dip galvanizing was specified for areas of this project for the added long term protection against the harsh environmental changes in South Dakota. HDG was used on exposed railing, gates and handrail in which some were also painted for added protection and aesthetics. The support beams and structures under the driving decks are exposed year round and subject to some of the harshest elements from direct sun light to driving rain and severe winter storms and snow. Due to those harsh conditions, the support beams and structure were galvanized for maximum protection and also painted for aesthetic purposes. These hot dipped galvanized structures help to form a deck in which golf balls will be hit off for many years in the future.
Recreation & Entertainment
Sioux Falls, SD United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
all handrail, support beams under driving decks
Structural Engineering Associates
Egger Steel Company
Henry Carlson Company
AZZ Galvanizing - Nebraska
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