Northwest Community Hospital Parking Garage
Arlington Heights, IL United States | 2008
Integrating hot-dip galvanized steel into the design of this parking structure was made for myriad reasons, including a lower initial cost, durability far beyond concrete in the notoriously harsh micro-environment inside the parking structure, turnaround time from coating to the job site, and finally aesthetics.
As the first galvanized structure for the designer, he was particular about the initial appearance, which varied from beam to column to sprinkler stand pipe. Ultimately, he was convinced that the look after 12 months of exposure would be the consistent matte gray known to the world. The contractor was especially pleased with the schedule flexibility that the timely delivery of the galvanized steel provided, as well as the rugged nature that virtually eliminates the touchup normally seen with painted structural steel members.
Building & Architecture
Greeley, CO United States
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