1 World Trade Center
New York, NY United States | 2011
The main structure of the 10-story South Campus Central Chiller plant is comprised of all galvanized structural steel. Corrosion is not an option for this structure, as the galvanized steel will be responsible for holding up thousands of tons of HVAC and chiller equipment for the years to come.
Each load of the 1200 tons typically spent less than 24 hours at the galvanizing plant before being delivered to the site.
The structure will face varying internal and external temperature extremes, as it will be tasked to chill water in the heat of summer and the cold of winter in an urban Midwest environment. The selection of hot-dip galvanizing was integral to the success of the project.
The Chiller Project required just-in-time delivery in an extremely confined construction space. The galvanizer was tasked with delivering the proper segments of the fabricated steel on the corresponding day of steel erection. The steel was literally removed from the truck and put directly into place - some of the material was still warm from galvanizing in order to meet the project timeline.
Each load of the 1200 tons typically spent less than 24 hours at the galvanizing plant before being delivered to the site. The steel erector and construction manager were amazed by the seamless process, from fabrication to galvanizing to delivery.
Building & Architecture
Columbus, OH United States
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Sustainability
The complete 10-story structural mainframe, consisting of beams, tube columns, and angle bracing
John T. Young
Steel Structures of Ohio, LLC
Ohio Steel Industries, Inc.
Ross Barney Architects
R M F Engineering
V&S Columbus Galvanizing
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