The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Located in the Olympic Green, the $ 423 million stadium is the world´s largest steel structure.The client (project owner) was the National Stadium Steel Structure Office of CITIC International Contracting Inc., a joint venture of CITIC (China International Trust & Investment Corporation) and BUCG (Beijing Urban Construction Group), two of China’s largest state-owned enterprises.The main contractor was BUCG Jinggong Steel Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. ZINGA was used on special critical areas (such as complex joints, gutters, and ETFE membrane mounted sections) of the Bird’s Nest steel structure which could not be metallized (spray zinc) after welding. The intermediate and finish coats are of Chinese origin.

Date of ZINGA application: September ~ December 2006