November 24: Free Webinar, Galvanize It! Bridge & Rebar
Title: Galvanize It! Bridge & Rebar – American Galvanizers Association
Date: Tuesday, November 24th
Time: 11A-1PM ET
Description: This 2-hour course introduces you to the basics of hot-dip galvanized steel bridges and reinforcing steel.
Hot-dip galvanized steel has been used in bridge designs for generations. The economical, long-lasting protection system affords bridge designers the life and minimal maintenance they desire. As with any building material, there are certain best practices for design and service environments that ensure the highest quality, longest lasting galvanized steel bridges.
Understanding both the benefits and limitations of galvanized steel will assist bridge engineers in evaluating hot-dip galvanized steel as a solution to maximizing the service life of bridges.
- Discuss the hot-dip galvanizing process
- Identify reasons specifiers choose galvanized steel and galvanized reinforcing steel (corrosion protection, durability, longevity, availability, sustainability, and cost)
- Employ effective bridge design practices that facilitate the use of hot-dip galvanized steel
- Conduct proper inspection and repair of HDG steel bridges
- Understand design issues affecting hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel performance in concrete
- Recognize the positive environmental and economic contributions of hot-dip galvanizing to the goals of sustainable development
Alana Fossa – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alana Fossa is the senior corrosion engineer for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) and the Vice Chairman of the ASTM Subcommittee A05.13 that authors and edits specifications on hot-dip galvanizing of steel articles. Fossa provides assistance to architects, engineers, fabricators, owners, and other specifiers regarding technical issues and the processing of hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel. She also manages AGA studies and research on performance, application, and processing of HDG steel.
John Krzywicki – email@example.com
John has worked for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) for 6 years starting as a Corrosion Engineer and eventually being promoted to Marketing Director. His strong engineering background provides him with the technical knowledge necessary to effectively communicate design, performance and sustainability considerations when using hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel.
Does steel provide a sustainable option for bridges?
Steel is the most recycled material on the planet. Some of the sustainable advantages of steel include:
- Steel from a disassembled bridge can be used again for another project.
- Steel bridges can last 100 years or more, with minimal maintenance over their long service lives.
- The high strength of steel permits longer spans, which minimizes disruption to underlying habitats.
- Steel is highly resistant to extreme natural disasters such as earthquakes.
- The American steel industry has achieved a 31 percent reduction in energy intensity and a 36 percent reduction in greenhouse gas intensity since 1990.
Exploring the benefits of steel over concrete to deliver reliable, durable, and cost-effective infrastructure.
A free bridge webinar on methods to prevent corrosion will be presented by 3 members of the SSSBA.
Take advantage of these free steel bridge virtual learning opportunities to advance your resume, academic pursuits, or career.
The SSSBA now offers free customized in-person or vitual workshops for bridge owners and designers.