Miles of steel girders for the dramatic Arizona Cardinals Stadium demanded a super tough coating system to stand up to the harsh elements of the desert.
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Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority
HOKS+V+E- Kansas City, MO
Every aspect of the University of Phoenix Stadium is innovative and technologically advanced. First-of-its-kind advances in North America are incorporated throughout the stadium: the barrel cactus-inspired exterior design; the single largest roof lift (the 5,500 ton center section weighs as much as the Eiffel Tower); and the amazing 12 million pound (234 feet wide by 400 feet long) tray containing the natural grass playing surface, designed to slide in and out on steel wheels on NFL game days.
Tnemec coating consultant Teri Hand was contacted for a coating recommendation in 2001. The stadium was in early design phase and the project team was searching for select coatings, other than the traditional three coat system, for the tons of structural steel and joist girders needed for the dramatic roof structure. Hand specified Tnemec's Series 30 Spra-Saf EN, and advanced technology, direct-to-metal acrylic coating for the roof's structural steel. For the miles of joist girders she selected, Series 27 F.C. Typoxy, a versatile polyamide epoxy ideally suited for steel fabrication, electrostatic and OEM applications.