Galvanize It! Online Seminar

Reinforcing Steel Online Seminar


The Reinforcing Steel Galvanize It! online seminar was developed by the American Galvanizers Association. The course introduces you to the basics of hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel.  For more than 100 years, hot-dip galvanizing has been a mainstay of the North American industry.  Used in myriad applications in some of the harshest environments, hot-dip galvanizing combats corrosion throughout the world.  Though corrosion resistance is inherent any time galvanizing is used, more specifiers select hot-dip galvanizing now for other reasons including lowest initial and life-cycle cost, durability, longevity, versatility, sustainability, and aesthetics.  

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizers, fabricators, architects, engineers, and other specifiers. The AGA provides technical support on todays innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control.

Continuing Education Credit

The AGA is a registered provider with the following agencies. Credit earned upon completion of the course and passing the test (requires 80% or better) will be reported only at your request (by providing your AIA/ACEC number). This on-demand course is available for 1 hour of HSW credit.

American Institute of Architects continuing education program

American Institute of Architects

AIA/CES Policy on Endorsement: The following program is registered with the AIA/CES and does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval, sponsorship, or endorsement of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

Registered Continuing Education Program for engineers

American Council of Engineering Companies

The American Galvanizers Association has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned upon completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. A certificate of completion will be issued to each participant. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by ACEC or RCEP.

Purpose of the Seminar

The purpose of this seminar is to educate architects, engineers, DOT personnel, and other specifiers about the benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel in concrete projects throughout North America. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the hot-dip galvanizing process
  • Identify reasons specifiers choose galvanized reinforcing steel (corrosion protection, durability, longevity, availability, sustainability, and cost)
  • Understand design issues affecting hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel performance in concrete
  • Recognize the positive environmental and economic contributions of hot-dip galvanizing to the goals of sustainable development

Revised in July 2020