Hot Dip Galvanizing

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Galvanizers Association is the source of free information and advice about hot dip galvanizing and the galvanizing industry. Feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 121 355 8838 if you need any assistance on design, specification or advice on performance.

Galvanizing Awards 2020

Call for entries

We have launched the Galvanizing Awards. Whether you’re an Architect, Engineer, Constructor or Artist and your project has incorporated galvanizing in a sculptural installation or a large-scale development, 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

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HDG Magazine

Issue 3 of 2019

This issue leads with the ‘naturally unfinished’ design of a street-level store in Japan for Aesop, a global skincare brand; raw materials have been combined to create a subtle harmony.

Other highlights include Chance de Silva’s Vex, a house recently featured on Grand Designs that uses galvanized steel to create a textured finish for in-situ concrete; the world’s first floating farm in Rotterdam and an upcycled hostel in Germany built from reused shipping containers.

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Ian Ritchie Architects Leipzig Exhibition Centre

Featured Project

Leipzig Exhibition Centre

Ian Ritchie Architects

The daily press and the specialist press in Germany have written extensively about the Central Exhibition Hall in Leipzig- covering many different aspects and in various forms and styles, but always taking a positive view.

This has only seldom, if ever, occurred with a German construction project…

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Up to 170 years of protection

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Hot dip galvanizing corrosion map

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) 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5
Average Life of 85µm galvanized coating(years) 170 85 57 43 34

Average background corrosion rates for zinc. Each grid square is 10km².