Traffic Coatings Project

Ohio Expo Center, Gilligan Parking Deck – Columbus, OH

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PRODUCTS: Pecora-Deck 800 Series, P-801-VOC Primer, P-75 Primer, Dynatred

When the world’s largest single-breed horse show started making noise about leaving the Ohio Expo Center and moving to another state, the Ohio Expositions Commission listened. The All American Quarter Horse Congress had been held at the Fairgrounds since 1967 but had outgrown the 360-acre fairgrounds, and officials were hearing complaints from some of the 650,000 participants about the conditions of the facilities.

In order to continue the economic growth in Columbus and surrounding areas, a $38 million state allocation for two new buildings at the Ohio Expo Center ensured that the lucrative show would remain in Ohio for years to come.

Included in the overall project renovation was an existing parking structure at the Gilligan Complex. The 310,000 square foot project was under a 30-day time schedule to have it completed by the All American Quarter Horse Congress show in October 2014. Pecora Corporation was selected because of our ability to manufacture 12,000 gallons of material, ship it to the jobsite, and facilitate the installation of our products all within the project’s budget and timeframe.

The concrete parking facility was inspected to certify that it was structurally sound. All decks were mechanically prepared using a sandblast method and all metal was wire-brushed to remove
existing rust and provide a bright metal finish. The traffic coating was installed on the entire deck and four traffic ramps, using Pecora-Deck's innovative 800-series deck coating system which
includes our primer, base, intermediate, top and detail coats.

The completion of the Gilligan Parking Deck was successfully completed within the 30-day deadline. Pecora’s team supported the project through on-site analysis, quick material production,
and shipment. Pecora worked seamlessly with the contractors and the Gilligan Complex facility manager to provide a durable, cost-effective performance solution for their needs.

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