A variety of commercial and residential construction products have utilized hot-dip galvanized steel for more than a century because of its outstanding durability and maintenance-free qualities. Over time, corrosion has become an enormous concern throughout the nation and world. Hot-dip galvanized steel is the most widely used metallic coating corrosion protection system. Galvanized steel is a large part of the solution to decrease corrosion costs, however, galvanized steel is not specified solely for its corrosion resistance. Hot-dip galvanized steel is also specified on construction products for aesthetics, safety, sustainability, and its maintenance-free quality. Around the world, hot-dip galvanized steel is considered aesthetically pleasing, and the contemporary, industrial appearance of hot-dip galvanized steel is rapidly becoming a popular architectural choice. The sustainability and durability of the product are additional bonuses to achieving the desired appearance.
This publication focuses on the benefits of using hot-dip galvanized steel in construction products such as brick lintels, construction forms, scaffolding, etc. as a durable, low maintenance, sustainable solution to protecting equipment from corrosion.
Copies of this resource are available for purchase. Architects, engineers, and other specifiers in North America may request a single copy of any publication at no charge, unless otherwise indicated. Multiple copies require a $25.00 (US funds) minimum order, plus shipping and handling. Prepayment is required. (Member galvanizers are not eligible for complimentary printed copies and require a $75.00 minimum order.) Non-member galvanizers must contact the AGA directly at 720-361-4483.
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