The Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K. Schutz Scholarship essay contest was developed to help future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship aims to teach these specifiers a little about hot-dip galvanizing while providing them with funding for their education.
To apply, please fill out the form below and attach your essay. Your essay must answer one of the following two questions in 1,000-2,000 words and be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Essay Questions (choose one)
- You are the lead architect on a new stadium project and your client is very persistent on using a paint system to protect the steel, because of team branding. However, because the stadium will be constantly exposed, you inform them about the benefits of hot-dip galvanizing. The client still insists on paint for branding purposes. Prepare a proposal with your recommendation for the use of a duplex system including how it will improve the life of the stadium and reduce costs (lccc.galvanizeit.org).
- You are the chief engineer on a steel bridge project and you are confronted with the options to use paint, weathering steel or hot-dip galvanizing on the structure. The bridge has a design life of 60 years and is planned to be built in the Northeast where deicing salts, humid climate, and rainfall are prominent. Compare each method of corrosion protection to arrive at your decision on what you will specify as the most durable and cost effective solution. Provide supporting evidence for your