Category Archives: Oregon State University

Oregon State University Student Experience Center Canopy

The bending portion of this project required very large HSS rectangular tubing to be bent consistently from piece to piece with little to no deformation. Albina bent 8 lengths of TS 20” x 12” x .500” wall A500 Gr. B, all over 70 ft long. Albina also bent 44 lengths x 60 ft and 23 lengths x 25 ft of TS 6” x 3” x .313” wall A500 Gr. B, this material was “double bent” the easy-way and the hard-way. Fought & Co., a structural steel fabrication shop located in Tigard Oregon, teamed up with Albina to successfully produce the required canopy. Albina was tasked with the steel bending while Fought was tasked with the fabrication.

Albina recently published an article in Metal Architectural (click here to read) highlighting the Student Experience Center Curved Steel Canopy project.

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Oregon State University “Student Experience Center Canopy”

Albina Co., Inc. recently provided the curved steel beams for an 8,000 square foot glass canopy at the Oregon State University (OSU) Student Experience Center, installed in Corvallis Oregon. The canopy links the new Student Experience Center with the Memorial Union. The canopy is not only functional (allowing for a protected space when it is raining during outdoor events) but also a signature structure on the Oregon State University campus. The bending portion of this project required very large HSS rectangular tubing to be bent consistently from piece to piece with little to no deformation. Albina bent 8 lengths of TS 20” x 12” x .500” wall A500 Gr. B, all over 70 ft long. Albina also bent 44 lengths x 60 ft and 23 lengths x 25 ft of TS 6” x 3” x .313” wall A500 Gr. B, this material was “double bent” the easy-way and the hard-way. Fought & Co., a structural steel fabrication shop located in Tigard Oregon, teamed up with Albina to successfully produce the required canopy.

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Structural Steel Bending for the Oregon State University Student Experience Center

Albina is providing 62,000# of  79′ lengths of TS 20″ x 12″ x .500″ wall A500 GR the Hard-way to a 101′-8″ radius for a spiral staircase at the Student Experience Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.  Albina is also providing 69 pieces of TS 6″ x 3″ x .313″ wall A500 GR measuring 66′ long for the project as well.  Installation pictures coming soon!

Albina Teams Up with Oregon State University’s College of Engineering

Albina Pipe Bending teamed up with the 2009 Baja SAE Team from Oregon State University’s College of Engineering to build a winning vehicle. The Baja SAE Team consists of students with disciplines in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as business, who work together to design an “off-road” vehicle that competes in several dynamic events against other local and national teams.

Albina Pipe Bending donated several 1″ OD x .065″ wall for the front bracing and rear roll hoop of the vehicle.

In the local competition, the Baja SAE Team placed in the top five for all dynamic events and placed 1st in endurance out of 80 teams. They went on to compete in a national event in Wisconsin and finished in 1st place overall out of 100 teams.

Albina donates bent material to the Baja SAE Team and the College of Engineering at Oregon State University on an annual basis to help the students learn how to work in a team environment that replicates industry applications.