Park City, UT United States | 1997
The highly visible and very high profile Whistler Sliding Center is to be used during the 2010 Olympic games held in Whistler, British Columbia. The project was constructed with the event in mind, but also for national and world events before and after the 2010 Olympics.
"The high profile nature and the surrounding environment, made hot-dip galvanizing the choice to keep the project from unsightly repairs"
The structure, located in a highly-sensitive environmentally conscious area, needed to be completed in three separate stages due to the environment, the weather, the location, and the time constraints. Due to these factors, an extremely tight time-line required a quick turnaround time. This, coupled with the high profile nature and the surrounding environment, made hot-dip galvanizing the choice to keep the project from unsightly repairs due to corrosion from the inclement weather in the region. The project required special handling each step of the way. The very large, unbalanced and awkward tubing sections had to be hot-dip galvanized with no visible progressive dip line. Of the 120 tons of steel used in the project--the tubing support frames, braces, and cross members--each needed to be carefully dipped to ensure a seamless appearance with proper drainage holes and hook up points. Furthermore, the cost of repainting the pieces made HDG the only solution to provide adequate corrosion protection year-round for many years to come.
Recreation & Entertainment
Whistler, BC Canada
Tubing support frames, braces, and cross members.
Vancouver Olympic Committee
Emil Anderson Construction Co.
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