Issue#04—2018 Archives | Galvanizers Association
Issue#04—2018
Issue#04—2018

Issue#04—2018

This edition of HDG magazine with its stand out projects helps to emphasise a few important aspects of galvanizing that we endeavour to explain to construction professionals on a regular basis.

The given: the natural reaction between clean steel and molten zinc not only provides a durable coating but one that is its metallurgically bonded to the steel.

The natural: the reaction that occurs between the steel and zinc is natural and the finish is not dictated by the galvanizer.

This is aptly described by one of our contributors – “As with materials such as wood and stone, the finish of hot dip galvanizing with its naturally occurring variation, provides a visual richness which gracefully ages over time,” Tim Fyles, partner at Fletcher Priest.

The audacious: the coating can self-heal itself in areas of damage. Corrosion products from the coating may deposit on the steel resealing it from the atmosphere.

A recent trend that has developed particularly in Germany is the use of galvanized steel plate for façade systems. It may be interesting for us to create a trend of our own.

bauhausTWINS

Recently unveiled in Potsdam in November 2018, the bauhausTWINS installation marks the beginning of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement in 2019. The installation will travel to Central and Eastern Europe as an ambassador of the Goethe-Institut. The Goethe…

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Hardelot Theatre, France

The Elizabethan theatre of the Château d’Hardelot – on the Cote d’Opale near Calais – is France’s first permanent neo-Shakespearean theatre, its first naturally-ventilated complex arts building and the world’s first all-curved, exposed CLT building. It is also France’s first…

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