Baltimore, MD United States | 2014
Bora Parc, the newest feature attraction at Village Vacances Val-Cartier (the largest winter amusement park in North America) is a $65 million dollar, 102,000 square foot indoor water park that just opened in December 2016. Covering an area equivalent to six NHL hockey rinks it takes indoor water fun to a new level.
A consideration that the thousands of daily visitors likely never contemplate but was forefront in the minds of engineers was corrosion. The air and water temperature are both maintained at a Bora Bora like 87 degrees resulting not only in very high humidity levels but also all of that water splashing everywhere is treated with corrosive antibacterial additives. As an additional challenge any corrosion solution would also have to reflect that this was a public amusement park so aesthetic considerations were equally paramount.
The selected corrosion solution was the obvious one! The owners previous satisfaction with Galvanizing led to the decision to use a paint over Hot-Dip Galvanized Duplex system. It addressed both concerns beautifully and cost effectively.
The carefully controlled factory environment of both the galvanizing and painting processes insured consistent high quality and the galvanizers nearby ultra-modern high capacity plant guaranteed fast on time service and single dip immersion of even the largest steel structures.
The proven tough and long lasting benefits of Hot-Dip Galvanizing combined with the added durability, aesthetic beauty and colorful flexibility of painting will protect the 210,000 pounds of structural steel, stairways and handrails for many decades to come with minimal maintenance and very low initial investment.
Recreation & Entertainment
Water & Marine
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC Canada
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance
All steel directly exposed to chlorinated water including tubing, Hand-Rails, Angles, beams, and channels.
Village Vacances Valcartier
Thérèse Bouchard Architect
Atelier 21 Architect
Corbec Inc. - Quebec City
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