New Galvanized Reinforcing Steel (Rebar) Website, Brochure, & Technical Center Launched
Corrosion damage to reinforced concrete structures costs an estimated $20 billion annually in the U.S. alone and this figure is expected to grow by $500 million each year as existing infrastructure continues to age. The use of galvanized reinforcing steel is one solution to this growing problem.
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) and the International Zinc Association (IZA), in partnership with 13 supporting galvanizers, announce the launch of a newly redesigned Galvanized Rebar website, a new rebar market-focused brochure, and a galvanized rebar technical service center.
The responsive website (www.galvanizedrebar.org) features vast technical information related to specifying and designing with galvanized rebar, as well as performance and cost data. An FAQ section provides answers to many questions regarding galvanized rebar, while the Standards section provides an overview of the global standard specifications for zinc coated reinforcing steel. The site also features case studies from all parts of the world with decades of proven corrosion protection performance, including the Boca Chica Bridge in Key West, Florida, the Sydney Opera House, The National Theater in London, and the New NY Bridge. The Publication section includes downloadable publications with a plethora of information on galvanized reinforcing steel. Additionally, the website includes participating galvanizers contact information in the Sponsors section.
The Galvanized Rebar: It Works brochure provides an overview of the many benefits of utilizing galvanized rebar in concrete projects. Readers are provided galvanized rebar information and a glimpse of beautiful project photos. The brochure can be downloaded on the new website.
About the AGA: Serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, and fabricators throughout North America since 1935, the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) provides information on the most innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion protection. Created to educate and train in the specification and use of hot-dip galvanized steel, the AGA maintains a large technical library, distributes numerous industry publications, offers free educational seminars, and provides toll-free technical support to the specifying community.
About IZA: The International Zinc Association (IZA) was created in 1991 as a non-profit organization representing the zinc industry globally. Aspiring toward a world where zinc is recognized as sustainable and essential for modern life IZA's primary goal is to help grow and protect the markets for zinc and to provide the industry a license to operate through programs in Environment and Sustainable Development, Technology and Market Development and Communications. For more information, visit www.zinc.org