The Perth Arena is not an everyday sight.
Dubbed the ‘squashed beer can’ by some, it is actually a very sophisticated steel structure, combining modern architecture with an impressive state-of-the-art venue.
This half-a-billion-dollar sport and entertainment complex seats 15,000 people, contains 36 luxury suites, a 680 bay car park and a 320 tonne computerized moving roof.
The stringent protective coatings specification required third-party inspection, to ensure this iconic work of art is protected from the elements for years to come.
The Perth Arena was a large and complex job. Beginning in 2009, it ran for three years until it was opened in late 2012. The project required over 4,000 tonnes of steel to be shop-painted, consuming over 40,000 litres of paint.
The tricky design of the steelwork complicated the job, and some areas required a three-coat paint system.
Being a government project, strict deadlines had to be met, and onsite storage in the city was very limited.
Luckily, the Project Managers knew where to turn…
A fifty-year reputation of unbeatable quality and service positioned Ferro-Clean as the ideal applicator.
Ferro-Clean’s capacity and ability to process large and complicated items with high quality and fast turn-around meant the protective coatings stage went like a dream.
A team effort and cooperation with the builder and transport firms meant quality, cost and time requirements were met, developing a good relationship with the client.