Akron University Stadium
Akron, OH United States | 2010
Galvanized collegiate stadiums, especially those in the Big 10 Conference, are increasing in popularity due to the demand for sustainable design. The Soccer Stadium at the University of Michigan is the latest structure chosen to utilize hot-dip galvanized steel.
Since zinc is a 100% recyclable, naturally occurring element, galvanizing is a sustainable process that has little to no effect on the environment. Winters in Michigan can cause harsh environmental conditions for outdoor facilities, which is one of the main reasons galvanized steel was used. The coating that is created during the galvanizing process will safeguard the steel from even the harshest of winter conditions. It also creates a maintenance-free structure due to the fact that no time will have to be spent repairing corroded parts. The natural gray appearance of galvanized steel created a fine looking stadium that will be around for many future University of Michigan soccer fans.
Recreation & Entertainment
Ann Arbor, MI United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Turnaround Time
All structural support steel, stringers and roof supports as well as the handrail.
Steel: 150 tons
HDG: 150 ton
Jickling Lyman Powell Associates
V&S Detroit Galvanizing LLC
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