GDES begins restoration work on the finishing coating of the intumescent system of the metal structure of the Ágora building (City of Arts and Sciences).

Last February, the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències – CAC, S.A.) awarded GDES a contract for restoration work on the finishing coating of the intumescent system of the metal structure of the multifunctional Ágora building in Valencia. The structure, designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, features a large metal roof with an elliptical floor plan and a main structure comprising 98 porticoes on both façades. The works, with a completion period of ten months, will focus on the interior of the main structure and include the inspection and restoration of the intumescent coating system.

To this end, GDES will conduct a preliminary stage of inspection and verification of the state of the intumescent coating of this structure by means of rope access works and visual support from an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). The inspection will cover 100% of the coated surface – as defined in the scope of the contract – including the 98 metal porticoes of the building and its longitudinal arches, with an estimated surface area of 26,500 m2.

The objective will be to verify the current state of the intumescent coating system and to identify any areas that present any type of degradation. After this first stage of inspection and analysis, GDES will undertake the restoration works, relevant repairs, surface preparation and application of a layer of protective coating of the fire protection system to the entire surface area included in the scope of this project.

The works, which began at the end of March, will be the fourth major intervention for the Valencia-based company GDES at the unique complex of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. GDES was also entrusted with the application of anti-corrosion coating and the restoration of the “plume” of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in 2016, the application of interior and exterior paint to the Museu de les Ciències in 2007 and the restoration of and application of paint to the reflecting pools in previous years.

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