The Sustainable Development & Hot-Dip Galvanizing online Galvanize It! seminar was developed by the American Galvanizers Association from the popular in-person seminar presented across North America. The course provides an overview of the sustainable aspects of hot-dip galvanizing including environmental and economic case study comparisons.
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 today’s 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 or Sustainable Design (SD) credit.
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.
American Council of Engineering Companies
The AGA 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.
Green Building Certification Institute
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to green building. GBCI is committed to ensuring precision in the design, development, and implementation of measurement processes for green building performance (through project certification) and green building practice (through professional credentials and certificates).
Purpose of the Seminar
The purpose of this seminar is to educate architects, engineers, and other specifiers about the sustainability of hot-dip galvanized steel by examining both the life-cycle assessment (LCA) and life-cycle cost (LCC).
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand sustainability terms and methods
- Identify environmental costs (primary energy demand, global warming potential, etc.) for hot-dip galvanized steel from production through end-of-life
- Decipher the environmental differences between painted steel and galvanized steel
- Incorporate life-cycle cost analysis into the evaluation of steel corrosion protection methods
Revised in May 2011