Madison Sterling, marketing communications manager for the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), has announced that the organization is now accepting applications for its 2005 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards.
Presented annually, these awards recognize projects that utilize hot-dip galvanizing in an ideal, creative, innovative or monumental fashion. Awards categories include:
* Bridge and highway;
* Building and architecture;
* Civic contributions;
* Duplex systems;
* Electrical, utility and communications;
* Food and agriculture;
* Original equipment manufacturing;
* Recreation and entertainment; and
* Water and marine.
Winning projects will be announced at the AGA's annual conference awards dinner on Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. For each award presented, the galvanizer and all parties involved with the project will receive recognition. Winners will receive their own four-color project brochure, an awards plaque and will be featured on the AGA website and mentioned during various seminars, editorials and publications throughout 2005 and beyond. All submissions will be considered for the 2005 Most Distinguished Project of the Year.
While membership is not required to enter, projects submitted must have been galvanized by an AGA member galvanizer and construction completed during 2004. This free competition is open to all architects, engineers, fabricators and other members of the specifying community. For project guidelines, rules and applications, contact Madison Sterling at the AGA (720/554-0900, ext. 15, or [email protected]). Forms also may be downloaded at www.galvanizeit.org/awards. All entries must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, Jan. 28, 2005.