Sustainable development is growth and development that fulfils present-day needs without jeopardising future generations’ ability to meet their own. As social pressure mounts to build sustainably, specifiers and owners are becoming increasingly invested and critical when selecting materials for sustainable construction projects.
Sustainability has long been at the core of hot-dip galvanised steel production and promotion by its industry. Hot-dip galvanising (HDG) has long been recognised as an effective method for protecting steel against corrosion without incurring costly economic or environmental costs. Decades without maintenance are usually provided through HDG, while its primary components — zinc and steel — are abundant and 100% recyclable, making hot-dip galvanised steel an endlessly renewable building material.
Utilising hot-dip galvanised steel helps protect natural resources while simultaneously decreasing emissions output and total costs over the duration of a project.