New Galvanized Rebar Website and Technical Center Launched
Durham, N.C., April 25, 2016—Corrosion damage to reinforced concrete structures costs an estimated $20 billion annually in the U.S. alone and this figure is expected to grow by $500 million each year as existing infrastructure continues to age.
The International Zinc Association (IZA) and the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), in partnership with 12 leading galvanizers announce the launch of a newly redesigned Galvanized Rebar website (http://www.galvanizedrebar.com), a new a rebar market-focused brochure and a galvanized rebar technical service center.
The responsive website (http://www.galvanizedrebar.com) features technical information related to specifying and designing with galvanized rebar, as well as performance and cost data. An FAQ section provides answers to many questions regarding galvanized rebar, while the Specification section provides an overview of the global standard specifications for zinc coated reinforcing steel.
The site also features case studies from all parts of the world including the Boca Chica Bridge in Key West, Florida, the Sydney Opera House, The National Theater in London, and the New NY Bridge. The Publication section includes downloadable publications with comprehensive information on galvanized reinforcing steel. Additionally, galvanizers and suppliers contact information is provided.
The brochure “Galvanized Rebar: It Works.” is also available for download on the site. This brochure provides a broad overview of the many benefits of utilizing galvanized rebar in concrete projects. Readers are provided galvanized rebar information and a glimpse of beautiful project photos.
The Galvanized Rebar Technical Center can be reached via email (rebar(at)galvanizeit(dot)org) (+1-720-361-4485) or at Galvinfo.com (+1-888-880-8802).
About the IZA
The International Zinc Association (IZA) was created in 1991 by a group of leading zinc producers and is guided by the principal of undertaking actions that positively influence the market and image of zinc. The Association’s primary goal is to deliver value to its Members through innovative programs in its strategic focus areas of Environment and Sustainable Development, Technology and Market Development and Communications. IZA provides a forum for the zinc industry to analyze and anticipate issues affecting zinc globally and to ensure a timely and appropriate response. IZA coordinates initiatives for zinc that are best done collectively, undertaken either directly or through involvement and support of customer groups and related stakeholders on the local, regional and global levels.
About the AGA: Serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, and fabricators throughout North America since 1935, the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) provides information on the most innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion protection. Created to educate and train in the specification and use of hot-dip galvanized steel, the AGA maintains a large technical library, distributes numerous industry publications, offers free educational seminars, and provides toll-free technical support to the specifying community.