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.
If you desire AIA/CES, ACEC/PDH, and/or state licensing continuing education credits, you must click on the button below and complete the online examination. In order for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) to file your AIA/ACEC credits, you MUST fill out the registration form COMPLETELY, including your AIA/ACEC number. Upon completion of the exam, you will be able to print out a Certificate of Completion for your records and/or other licensing requirements.
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:
- galvanizeit.org – the AGA’s extensive website with over 500 pages of technical information and a listing of galvanizer locations and kettle capacity
- 1-800-HOT-SPEC – toll free line to speak to a representative of the AGA about design and/or specification of galvanized steel
- 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.