Used in Europe since the 1800s, zinc exterior wall cladding has gained popularity in the united states during the last few decades. As a proven and dependable material, architectural rolled zinc products complement both contemporary and traditional designs. As buildings weather and age, their zinc façades develop a recognizable patina that are unique to the projects’ sites.
Structural steel has been the material of choice in the building market for decades because of the numerous benefits it provides. While steel offers an effective and efficient framing system for the building envelope, the hot-dip galvanizing of both interior and exterior elements is one method to provide a durable and maintenance-free corrosion protection system for generations.
Architect Steven Holl’s new project, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the city of Richmond, will hold contemporary art exhibits from around the world.
Galvanized sheet is used in many industries, including construction, automotive, appliance, electrical hardware, drainage, and HVAC. While there is much information about the corrosion rate of zinc in the myriad environments where this product is used, the specified zinc coating mass is sometimes not suited for the end use.
Eleanor Boathouse in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood is the last of four new boathouses and river-launches developed by the city’s Park District to reclaim the long-neglected Chicago River as a major system of water-based recreation.