Galvanized bar demonstrates potential for century-plus service life


Ft. Worth, Texas-based metal coating solutions provider AZZ Inc. reports that its continuous galvanized rebar (CGR) product, Galvabar, has been found to provide reliable concrete reinforcement with a plausible service life exceeding 100 years. A Texas A&M University College of Engineering research team, addressing last month’s Tran-SET seminar at the school’s Center for Infrastructure Renewal in Bryan, presented findings from an investigation examining cost-effectiveness and longevity of different concrete reinforcements.

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