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Galvanizing Awards 2022
Call for entries
Our 2022 GAGA compettion is open for entries. Whether you’re an Architect, Engineer, Constructor or Artist and your project has incorporated galvanized steel, we want to hear from you.
All we need from you are:
1. Good quality photos
2. A short description of where galvanizing was used
Galvanized Steel and Sustainable Construction: Solutions for a Circular Economy
Galvanizers Association in collaboration with European General Galvanizers Association have produced a new guide on the circular economy aimed at professionals in the construction industry who are interested in circular design.
The publication showcases the best of circular building projects from across Europe.
It clearly illustrates how designing with circular principles in mind greatly reduces waste, maintenance and carbon burdens, whilst optimising the use of raw materials and existing products.
Design guide for fire resistance of galvanized steel sections
Galvanizers Association with the aid of Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has recently published a design guide which greatly simplifies the design of galvanized steel members in fire, avoiding any need for complex calculations.
The publication includes:
Design tables to calculate fire resistance and maximum fire exposure periods for galvanized steel beams, composite beams, columns, and plates in tension, according to the Eurocodes and the UK and Irish National Annexes
Design tables in accordance with BS 5950 are also provided.
Worked examples are also provided to illustrate the use of the tables
The design tables clearly show where the use of galvanized steel leads to an increase in fire resistance or fire exposure compared to non-galvanized steel.
Find out how long galvanizing will last in your area and view a list of approved galvanizers near you
This map provides data for the atmospheric corrosion rate of hot dip galvanizing. Search for a location and hover over the 10 km grid to obtain the corrosion rate. The map legend can be used to find the average life of an 85 µm coating within the area.
Corrosion rate key
Average Corrosion Rate(µm/year)
Average Life of 85µm galvanized coating(years)
Average background corrosion rates for zinc. Each grid square is 10km².