Education

Educating our customers on the benefits of hot-dip galvanizing has always been a primary focus of V&S as a company.

We offer a variety of free, AIA accredited onsite lunch and learn seminars on this topic in accordance with the American Galvanizers Association’s Galvanize It! Seminar Series. Courses are scheduled at your facility and are customized specifically for architects, engineers, D.O.T. specifiers, inspectors and more. The following hot-dip galvanizing seminars are offered through V&S:

CORE GALVANIZE IT!

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) with AIA, ACEC/RECP, GBCI

Description:

Learn the basics of hot-dip galvanized steel. This course examines the hot-dip galvanizing process, as well as other zinc coatings, and the intrinsic benefits galvanizing provides.

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) with AIA, ACEC/RECP, GBCI

Description:

This seminar examines the hot-dip galvanizing process, ASTM specifications, design best practice, inspection, and preparing the galvanized surface for painting and/or powder coating. Be fully prepared for the design and integration of corrosion protection in your next project.

DESIGNING FOR HOT-DIP GALVANIZING

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & HOT-DIP GALVANIZING

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) or Sustainable Design (SD) with AIA, ACEC/RECP, and GBCI

Description:

Discover the sustainable aspects of hot-dip galvanizing with this in-depth analysis. This seminars content includes information on zinc and the environment, LEED, life-cycle assessment (LCA), life-cycle (LCC), environmental and economic case study comparisons, and more.

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HWS) with AIA and ACEC/RCEP

Description:

Learn about the synergistic benefits of hot-dip galvanized paired with a paint or powder coatings. The seminar covers the benefits of utilizing a duplex system, the importance of communication and clear assignments, and how to differentiate HDG surface conditions in order to properly prepare the zinc coating.

DUPLEX SYSTEMS: COATING GALVANIZED STEEL

REINFORCING STEEL SEMINAR

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) with AIA and ACEC/RCEP

Description:

The seminar is designed to educate on the benefits of utilizing hot-dip galvanized reinforcing steel in concrete projects and understand design and specification information specific to hot-dip galvanized rebar.

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Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) with AIA and ACEC/RCEP

Description:

Learn how to employ effective bridge design practices that facilitate the use of hot-dip galvanized steel, conduct proper inspection and repair of HDG steel bridges.

BRIDGE DESIGN SEMINAR

HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL FOR POWER INFRASTRUCTURE

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) with AIA and ACEC/RCEP

Description:

Discover how hot-dip galvanized steel can be used in power generation, transmission and distribution projects. You will learn the identification of all power markets and how hot dip galvanizing protects against steel corrosion in diverse power settings.

Credit:

Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) with AIA and ACEC/RCEP

Description:

Learn the identification of transportation infrastructure and how hot-dip galvanizing is utilized to protect against steel corrosion in these highly corrosive environments.

HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL FOR TRANSPORTATION