Galvanizing Industry Open Day

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Hot dip galvanizing is a highly controlled factory led process and everything from small nuts and bolts to large structural sections can be galvanized. Whether it is for agriculture, transport, utilities or the energy sector, galvanizing plays an important role within our day-to-day lives.


About the Open Day

Galvanizing companies the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland will take part in the second Industry Open Day this Autumn, shining a light on the impressive alchemy that is hot dip galvanizing.

Various sites ranging from Elgin, Exeter, Hull and Galway in Ireland, will be opening their doors on October 15th.

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4 key benefits of the RIBA approved plant tour

The coordinated site visits are aimed at giving construction industry professionals a valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing.
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  • Understand the hot dip galvanizing process
  • Make more informed corrosion protection decisions
  • Design better structures
  • Earn valuable RIBA CPD points


“(…) gave us an excellent tour on which I learnt a good deal, which will influence my specifications in future. I was highly impressed with the efficiency and organisation of your facility, as well as the work [the galvanizer] turns out of course. ”
Will Grime , William Grime Architect


Move beyond the textbook

Rob Hearne, Chartered Consultant Architect and CPD specialist, who assessed the initial open day for RIBA, said:

Galvanizing is a ubiquitous process that many take for granted without truly getting to grips with the detail. This open day has shown that the galvanizing industry across the board wants specifiers and contractors to move beyond the text book, and to design, develop and equally importantly, assess results, from a position of greater knowledge.

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Engagement with the galvanizer at an early design phase

As part of our RIBA CPD programme, Galvanizers Association is working with construction professionals to increase engagement with galvanizers within product development and at the early design phase of projects.



Don’t just take our word for it!

Feedback received from participants for our initial open day.

The tour of the plant  and the question and answer session at the end had been very informative.
Paul Fortune and Ben Adcock, John Sisk & Son

Timing was spot on and level of information adequate.
Gordon Strang, Royal HaskoningDHV

Really enjoyed it, people were friendly and very knowledgeable.
Laura Dombrovska, AECOM

Excellent. Obviously, he knew galvanizing inside out.
Alan Smith, Critall Windows

A very informative tour packed with experience of the plant and product.
John Eynon, Kelvin Power Consultants


How to book a plant tour

Select a plant from the map and follow the link, which will take you to a registration form.
There are two time slots to choose from, morning and afternoon. For Cork and West Midlands please zoom in to view all available options.

Alternatively, you can view a regional list of all plants here from which you can select a plant for your visit.