The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has launched a new infrastructure-focused website, markets.galvanizeit.org, to support the use of Hot-Dip Galvanizing (HDG) to extend the life of steel used used in infrastructure projects to be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is the largest long-term investment in infrastructure and the economy in U.S. history. It provides $550 billion during fiscal years 2022 through 2026 in new Federal investment in infrastructure, including in roads, bridges, and mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband.
The BIL represents a generational opportunity to improve the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure. However, to make the most of this investment, it is necessary to implement resilient designs and sustainable materials into infrastructure projects to extend their length of service and improve the quality of life for future generations.
HDG steel can help maximize the value of the BIL investment in virtually every sector funded by the law. HDG steel is proven by more than 175 years of use to be a superior corrosion protection system. Hot-dip galvanized steel is a long-lasting, durable, versatile, and sustainable solution to protect our infrastructure investment into the next century.
The new Web site, markets.galvanizeit.org, highlights the use of HDG steel in roads & bridges, power & broadband, passenger/freight rail, public transit, airports, ports & waterways, and water/wastewater facilities. Each sector overview contains animations showing various products that benefit from the use of hot-dip galvanizing and real-world case studies from the AGA Project Gallery.
The site also includes additional resources, such as KnowledgeBase Articles, and listings of other products commonly galvanized within each sub-market to help specifiers locate pertinent technical information and answer frequently asked questions.
Each state can also be searched individually to identify infrastructure challenges faced in that state and statistics on the state’s BIL funding. These pages also feature hot-dip galvanized steel infrastructure projects found in the state.
The AGA plans to add more information about infrastructure to the site over time and will incorporate other markets where hot-dip galvanized steel is used throughout North America, as well.
About the AGA
Founded in 1935, the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of fabricators, architects, specifiers, and engineers, providing technical support on today’s innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. The AGA maintains a large technical library, provides multimedia seminars, and offers a toll-free technical support hotline to assist specifiers in North America.
About Galvan Industries, Inc.
Galvan Industries is a member of the American Galvanizers Association. Located in Harrisburg, N.C., Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers since 1958. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast. For details, or to place an order, call Galvan Industries at (704) 455-5102, Fax (704) 455-5215; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.