CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced it will launch an in-depth micro-website at www.steelparking.com examining the advantages, cost, sustainability, and durability of hot-dip galvanized steel parking structures. The site, to be launched Oct. 10, is a comprehensive resource for anyone wishing to study parking structure design through the lens of sustainability.

The concise, easy-to-navigate content takes a closer look at how utilizing hot-dip galvanized steel incorporates the ideals of sustainable development — the social, economic, and environmental commitment to growth and development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

See how galvanized steel gives the consumer more with less, enhances the speed of construction, sets up the structure for future expansion, and elevates the user experience. Let the numbers speak for themselves by researching the initial savings, savings in use, and life-cycle savings of steel parking structures, and discover how empirical data from an independent Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) reveals galvanized steel as a sustainable solution for a transportation necessity. Finally, study performance in parking-structure macro and micro environments to understand the long-lasting, durable benefits of utilizing a galvanized steel parking structure.

Also available at www.steelparking.com, the newly developed Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel for Parking Structures online Galvanize It! seminar is a specialized offshoot of the original Galvanize It! seminar developed by the American Galvanizers Association.

The course is approved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) for continuing education credit or professional development hours, and will take approximately one hour to complete.

At the conclusion of the course, the student will be given a short quiz, and upon successful completion immediately receives a Certificate of Completion for his/her records. The AGA auto-files credit for any student who successfully passes the test and provides his/her AIA or NCEES number.

This site was developed to be a go-to resource for those looking to develop parking structures with an eye to sustainable development. Visit www.steelparking.com on October 10 to research the benefits of galvanized steel parking structures.