November 24: Free Webinar, Galvanize It! Bridge & Rebar

Title: Galvanize It! Bridge & Rebar – American Galvanizers Association

Date: Tuesday, November 24th

Time: 11A-1PM ET

Agenda: Galvanize It! Bridge & Rebar (download)

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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


Speaker Bios

Alana Fossa –

Alana Fossa

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 –

John Krzywicki, American Galvanizers Association

John Krzywicki

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.



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