Hot Dip Galvanizing and rocket science

Corrosion control has a big part to play in making sure that assets provide a satisfactory return on their investment to the community. Durability and low maintenance mean that financial reserves are not expended unnecessarily and to the detriment of future investment. Also, durability is a key component of sustainability – the longer an asset lasts, then the less natural resources and energy are required to replace it. Read the full […]

Galvanizing: Durability + Sustainability

Engineers, asset owners and operators have long been at the forefront in demanding that their designs be economical, durable and environmentally responsible. To these important criteria has also recently been added the idea of sustainability. Read the full article

Environmental sensitivity and performance

Architectual engineering and landscape designers are great innovators. Innovative designs require materials and protection technologies that are versatile and sensitive to all environments, yet are durable and minimise the need for ongoing maintenance. Read the full article

Galvanized steel on the coast – back to the future

Architects, engineers, specifiers and end users often ask for proof of past performance when they are considering materials for use in specific situations. This is a wise thing – the best indicator of future performance is past performance and the longer the material has been performing in a given environment, then all the better. Read the full article

Education Revolution

Hot dip galvanized steel has long been a staple building material for schools and educational facilities. Its use has recently been increased due to the government’s Education Revolution upgrade program and galvanize will feature case studies in the future to show designers the versatility of this proven material. Read the full article

Australians and the coast

Galvanized steel has a long history of use on the Australian coastline. The requirements for the corrosion protection of steel will continue to increase due to the nature of the general “seachange” in society and the fact that most of Australia’s population and industry is located in coastal environments. Read the full article

Australian made for Australian conditions

An important aspect of the structural steel in the reverse osmosis plant is that it was sourced, fabricated and galvanized in Australia. The capability of the local steel industry coupled with the ingenuity and coordination skills of Alfasi Steel Constructions and the galvanizer meant that the project was able to proceed smoothly. Read the full article

An added insurance against corrosion

In coastal or chemical environments, or where extra durability and security is required, the practice of hot dip galvanizing steel reinforcement in concrete is now a well-proven safeguard against corrosion. Read the full article