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As the non-profit trade association for the batch hot-dip galvanizing industry, the American Galvanizers Association produces and maintains a wide variety of detailed technical publications about hot-dip galvanizing. With over 65 years of experience, expertise in chemical, environmental, and corrosion engineering, and access to a vast technical library, the AGA has knowledge and publications on most topics, trends, and technical issues surrounding hot-dip galvanizing today. The association has over 40 publications available to download free of charge on this site. All the publications are regularly reviewed and updated to keep the information fresh and at the forefront of galvanizing technology.

A single copy of a publication is available at no charge, unless otherwise indicated. Multiple copies require a $25.00 (U.S. funds) minimum order plus shipping & handling. Prepayment is required.

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel Guide

Although not originally intended as an aesthetic finish, many architects turn to batch hot-dip galvanized Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) to create artistic, durable, and sustainable showcase elements with a modern, industrial...

Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Appearance

HDG steel may have a variety of different initial appearances, including bright and shiny, dull, spangled, mottled, or matte gray. This difference in initial appearance can occur between individual pieces and even between sections of the same piece....

Hot-Dip Galvanized Fasteners

Perhaps the most critical choice made in the design of fabrication connections is how to protect the fasteners from corrosion. The protection of fasteners is imperative, because if the fasteners corrode and fail, the integrity of the...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Parking Structures

As countless cars whiz back and forth across busy streets and highways, the need for parking structures is obvious and undeniable. In an age of environmental consciousness, however, there is more to parking cars than the immediate gratification...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Rebar vs. Epoxy-Coated Rebar

The integrity of concrete structures is largely based on the durability of the reinforcing steel. Corrosive elements penetrate the permeable concrete subjecting the rebar to corrosion. The corrosion products that form on...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Reinforcing Steel: A Concrete Investment

This publication by the International Zinc Association is a comprehensive resource of the performance of hot-dip galvanized rebar in concrete. Several project examples from around the world highlight the brochure. This publications was also designed...

Hot-Dip Galvanized Reinforcing Steel: A Specifier's Guide

Repairing damage caused by corrosion costs billions of dollars annually. One significant contributor to the corrosion problem is decaying reinforcing steel bar (rebar), which causes staining, cracking, and spalling of concrete...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Bridges: A Practical Design Guide

Whether arching over a rushing river or connecting interstate and highway systems, bridges are an everyday part of our nation’s transportation system.  These critical elements knit together communities across the country, providing safe travel...

Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel is Green: Life-Cycle Assessment Supports Industry Claim

Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is the study of the environmental impact of a process or product, and includes measurement of  energy consumed and all emissions during raw material production and manufacturing of the final product through use and...

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Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Overview: Maintenance-Free Infrastructure Corrosion Protection

Hot-dip galvanizing is a coating of naturally occurring zinc metallurgically bonded to steel to protect it from atmospheric corrosion for 75 years or more with no maintenance. The zinc coating of hot-dip galvanized steel corrodes at a...

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