Galvanize It! Online Seminar

Summary

Morris Arboretum
Morris Arboretum

Sustainable development is a vital aspect of the present and future built environment. And although there are a number of different methods for measuring sustainability, they all ultimately have the same goal – to build as necessary for the present without compromising the future. Hot-dip galvanized steel is uniquely positioned to contribute to a sustainable future. Steel alone is a vital and necessary part of modern construction, but its susceptibility to corrosion when left exposed is a detriment to sustainable development. Coating the steel with zinc through the hot-dip galvanizing process protects it from corrosion with minimal environmental, economic, or social impacts. Therefore, utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel can anchor the sustainable revolution by fulfilling the goal of sustainable development without compromising the ability for future generations to do the same.

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Zinc exists naturally in the soil
Zinc exists naturally in the soil

Additional Resources

The AGA offers a number of resources for architects, engineers, and other specifiers. If you require further information, or have additional questions, consider the following:

  • Galvanizedrebar.com- Website dedicated to galvanized reinforcing steel technical information
  • galvanizeit.org – the AGA’s extensive website with over 500 pages of technical information and a listing of galvanizer locations and kettle capacity
  • 720-554-0900– phone line to speak to a representative of the AGA about design and/or specification of galvanized steel
  • aga@galvanizeit.org – you may also email us specific inquiries
  • KnowledgeBase – The AGA KnowledgeBase is a resource where you can browse common galvanizing topics by subject and get an instant answer, interact with other users, and connect with AGA experts.
  • Galvanizing Insights – quarterly AGA e-newsletter which keeps specifiers up-to-date with galvanizing by providing helpful design tips, new project highlights, technical advice, and much more.
  • AGA Project Gallery – a collection of projects and Excellence Award Winners
  • Galvanized Steel Studies – a series of short videos highlighting galvanized projects in place for at least ten years.
  • Galvanizer Locator – find a galvanizer near you, search by kettle sizes and location.
  • Galvanized Reinforcing Steel Publications 
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