During the week of October 17th - 21st, 2022, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is organizing its annual SteelDay celebration. SteelDay is an opportunity for the steel industry to open its doors to the public to network, connect, and educate the AEC community on the different aspects of steel. SteelDay draws in all types of attendees ranging from architects, engineers, and contractors to government and DOT officials, students, and elected officials.
In conjunction with SteelDay, the American Galvanizers Association is offering the opportunity to tour your local hot-dip galvanizing plant. Witnessing the hot-dip galvanizing process first-hand is an excellent way to learn about the process of coating steel with zinc (i.e. galvanizing). It will help specifiers (engineers, architects, owners, etc.) understand the nuances of galvanizing process and why their galvanizer will ask for specific design details to promote a higher quality coating. And, quite frankly, it's pretty cool to see steel being dipped in a molten bath of zinc! With over 175 hot-dip galvanizing plants located throughout North America there is sure to be one within driving distance from your current location.