Category Archives: Curved Steel Roof Structures

NCSEA “Excellence in Structural Engineering” Rewards Petersen Automotive Museum Renovation

The NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Association) 19th Annual Awards for Excellence in Structural Engineering were announced in September and featured in the December issue of Structure Magazine.  The facade system for the Petersen Automotive Museum Renovation was awarded Outstanding Project in the “special use structures” category.  The exterior of the building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox as a series of freeform stainless steel ribbons flowing over the structure.  The ribbons are supported by treelike structures, bent by Albina Co., Inc., which were designed to resemble engine manifolds. This project faced many structural concerns and the design team was able to come up with a solution that met all the structural needs as well as meeting the architectural vision. For a full list of winners click on the STRUCTURE magazine article. Photos courtesy of Zahner.

Peterson Auto Museum Exterior

Peterson Auto Museum Exterior

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Utah Residence

Have you ever thought about what you would like your dream home to look like?  Have you ever thought of using curved structural steel roof trusses on that dream home to give it that unique look and structural integrity? We just recently completed rolling 30,000# of 10″ X 2″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B tube steel bent the hardway down to a 35 foot radius and 16″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B tube steel bent the hardway down to a 56 foot radius for a residence in Utah. If you are looking to design a custom home and want to learn about the benefits of using curved steel on your project, call Albina for more details.

Rolled Tube Steel 10" x 2" x .250" and 16" x 4" x .375"

Rolled Tube Steel 10″ x 2″ x .250″ and 16″ x 4″ x .375″

Curved Steel Roof for Personal Residence

Curved Steel Roof for Personal Residence

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Take Shape in Seattle, WA.

The erection of the curved steel spheres in Seattle, Washington was completed in April 2016. Over the summer, the team of contractors began the install of the glass enclosure over the steel bio-spheres. Check out the progression in the pictures below. As a reminder, Albina’s scope of work included approximately 750,000# and 1.050 pieces of rectangular tube steel bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis. The material was bent to tight tolerances and bent to AESS standards. The amount of welds and grinding was significant, but thanks to Albina’s ability to bend portions of the project, a significant amount of welding and grinding was avoided. Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection as the bends fit to fixtures (fabrication) within 1/32nd of an inch! Check back for more pictures as the project progresses!

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Seattle, WA.

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Seattle, WA.

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Bio-Spheres Covered in Glass

Curved Steel Beams for the Juneau, Alaska Seawalk

Some would think that a 24” tall beam weighing 84# per ft would be a big chunk of steel.  One might even ask if it is possible to bend such a large section of steel.  The answer would be to contact Albina.  We are experts in bending the very small and the very large….you name it and we will bend it.  Yes W24x84# beam is a large chunk of steel, but certainly not too large for the experts at Albina.  A loyal  customer out of Deer Park, Washington contacted us to bend this material the easy way down to a very tight 42 ft radius.  After bending the 25,000# of steel, our customer is fabricating the sections and will eventually ship to Alaska for the new Juneau Seawalk.

Wide Flange W24 X 84# A992 Bent to 42 ft. radius

Wide Flange Bent the easy way down to a 42 ft radius.

Wide Flange W24 X 84# A992

Wide Flange W24 X 84# A992

Curved Steel Provides Eye Catching Roof Structure for Religious Building

Albina Co., Inc. recently bent various pieces of tube steel to form an eye catching curved roof structure for a religious building in Lodi, California. The material consisted of tube steel 16″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B bent the easy way to a tightest radius of 9’ 6 1/8” centerline radius and tube steel 14″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B bent the easy way to a tightest radius of 12’ 0 ¼” centerline radius.

Curved Tube Steel

Curved Tube Steel

Curved Roof Structure

Curved Roof Structure

Updated Pictures for Curved Steel Spheres in Seattle, WA.

The erection of the curved steel spheres in Seattle, Washington is complete. Check out the completed pictures below. As a reminder, Albina’s scope of work included approximately 750,000# and 1.050 pieces of rectangular tube steel bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis. The material was bent to tight tolerances and bent to AESS standards. The amount of welds and grinding was significant, but thanks to Albina’s ability to bend portions of the project, a significant amount of welding and grinding was avoided. Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection as the bends fit to fixtures (fabrication) within 1/32nd of an inch! Check back for more pictures as the project progresses!

Curved Steel Spheres

Curved Steel Spheres

Customer Quote of Appreciation for Steel Bending Quality

We always love to receive positive feedback from our customers when we meet or exceed their steel bending and fabrication needs.  Here is a recent quote of appreciation for some curved steel we provided for a project currently being erected in Seattle, WA.

“I would like to thank you and your team for your efforts on making this project a huge success. Because of your great workmanship  and  detail to meeting such tight tolerances, everything is fitting up in the field with no problems. In fact most everything in the field is fitting to +/-  1/8”. The erector is 85% complete with the erection and they are hanging the steel 2-3 times faster than they had anticipated with no problems. That is phenomenal. The on-site welding inspector told us that he has never seen anything fit so well with no problems in his lifetime.”

 

Curved Steel Construction in Seattle, WA.

There is an impressive curved steel building currently being erected in Seattle, WA. right now! Albina’s scope of work included approximately 750,000# and 1.050 pieces of bent steel material consisting of TS 9″ X 5″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B, TS 10″ X 6″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B, and TS 12″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B. The curved steel sections were bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis. All material is AESS with very tight tolerances. The project consists of 8 miles of welds and 8 miles of grinding performed by the lead fabricator! The amount of welds and grinding was significant, but thanks to Albina’s ability to bend portions of the project, a significant amount of welding and grinding was avoided. The bends fit to fixtures (fabrication) within 1/32nd of an inch! Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection.

Curved Steel Sections

Curved Steel Sections

Curved Steel Sections Erected

Curved Steel Sections Erected

Curved Steel Spheres

Curved Steel Spheres

Structural Steel Bending at Peterson Auto Museum

Albina Co., Inc. bent 36 pieces of 6 5/8″ OD X .375″ wall round steel tubing and 384 pieces of 6″ SCH80 6061-T6 ALUM to create the unique shape for the Peterson Auto Museum in Los Angeles, CA.  Albina cut, bent and trimmed all pieces per the provided drawings. While most of the bent material was covered with the “skin” of the building, the bent steel parts are what gave the museum its’ unique shape and appearance. Every part was slightly different and needed to be processed to very tight tolerances. Photos courtesy of Zahner.

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Exterior

Peterson Auto Museum Exterior

Albina Co., Inc. Bends Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Are you looking to build a new home or do a remodel to make your home stand out from the rest?  Think about using curved steel beams to give your roof line a unique, eye catching look.  Not to mention, the structural integrity of the curved steel beams is unparalleled when compared to other building materials.

Albina Co., Inc, recently completed a project for a personal residence in California that involved splitting wide flange W12 X 30# A992 into WT6 X 15# and rolling stem in to a 75 ft radius. Albina also rolled tube steel TS 10″ X 6″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B the hardway to a 75 ft radius and wide flange W10 X 30# A992 the hardway to a 75 ft radius to create the curved roof trusses.

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residence in California