Galvan Industries Recognized By American Galvanizers Association For Excellence In Hot Dip Galvanizing On Charlotte Airport Parking Deck Project

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Galvan Industries has earned a 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award from the American Galvanizing Association (AGA) for its work on the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport's new rental car facility and hourly parking deck. The $120 million seven-story structure with galvanized bow-string trusses was designed to evoke the curvature of a modern airplane wing.

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Galvan Industries was honored for galvanizing at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Hourly Parking Deck. (Photo credit: "CLT Airport – Public Affairs")

At 3.2 million square feet, the 7,700 space facility is roughly half the size of the Pentagon.

Galvan Industries has earned a 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award from the American Galvanizing Association (AGA) for its work on the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport's new rental car facility and hourly parking deck. The award was given in the Building and Architecture category of the AGA competition.

The new parking facilities are designed to evoke the curvature of a modern airplane wing. Galvanizing adds extended resistance to corrosion, exceptional maintenance-free service life and complements the design aesthetic. The new hourly deck is the airport's fourth new parking deck with a fifth deck to be completed in early 2015. All the new decks built over the past decade use a galvanized truss design to give the airport its signature appearance.

At 3.2 million square feet, the 7,700 space facility is roughly half the size of the Pentagon. Construction took more than a year. In addition to 4,000 new public parking spaces, the deck features 3,700 spaces for rental cars on the first three floors of the structure. The $120 million seven-story hourly parking deck opened in November 2014, in time for the Thanksgiving rush. It was under construction for more than a year.

Galvanized bow-string trusses surrounding the building create a graceful arch on the exterior surface of the concrete structure and is complementary to perforated stainless panels that eliminate the need for fans and ductwork. The combination of galvanizing and stainless steel will guarantee decades of corrosion free service life for the city without maintenance, while maintaining the architects vision.

The perforated stainless steel metal panels are backlit blue to match the airport's accent color and reveal the truss structure. At night, the point-loaded galvanized steel and glass-enclosed stair towers glow to like lanterns. Dynamic blue LED signal lights are programmed to chase around the helix. Hot-dip galvanized steel ensures the structures will remain a corrosion-free centerpiece of the airport landscape for years to come.

The Wilson Group and LS3P Associates, Ltd. were the project's architects. Commercial Metals Corp was the fabricator. Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. was the General Contractor.

About Galvan Industries, Inc.

Located in Harrisburg, N.C., Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers since 1958. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast.

For details, or to place an order, call Galvan Industries at 1-800-277-5678, Fax (704) 455-5215; e-mail: sales(at)galvan-ize(dot)com.

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