Albina Co., Inc. recently bent 60,000# of Tube Steel 18″ X 6″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B for the Young Living Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Young Living Global is a world leader in producing essential oils and broke ground in May 2017 for its 263,000 square-foot, world-class building which was designed to complement Young Living’s philosophy of living harmoniously with nature. They focused on green initiatives in both the indoor and outdoor design.
“The care and detail that went into designing our headquarters was a collaborative effort to capture our Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young’s vision for an architectural representation of the spirit of wellness and abundance that Young Living embodies,” said Jared Turner, Young Living Chief Operating Officer. “I am certain this campus will be one-of-a-kind, inside and out; and we look forward to sharing it with our local community and all who wish to visit.”
We bent a total of 53 pieces and all of them were bent the easy way or spiral bent the easy way to as tight as a 43 foot radius. All of the steel material was bent to Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel standards.
The AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) ran an ad in yesterdays’s USA Today in selected markets across the U.S. in conjunction with a special insert that the newspaper is publishing called “Construction in America.” The ad and supporting information on AISC’s website is focused on debunking claims being purported by the wood industry about the fire resistance of wood used in construction. More and more buildings, specifically in the Northwest, are being designed out of wood. Please take the time to review the information being presented by the AISC.
AISC Ad in USA Today’s special insert titled “Construction in America”
As part of AISC’s (American Institute of Steel Construction) mission to make sure that architects and developers have accurate and factual information regarding the design and construction of buildings and bridges, they have created a series of white papers exploring various issues related to specifying steel as the primary building material on projects. This month, I would like to highlight the white paper titled “The Impact of Material Selection on the Resilience of Buildings” which explains that of all the materials used for structural framing systems, structural steel has demonstrated the greatest level of resilience relative to extreme events, therefore reducing the cost of the risk associated with the ability of the structure to absorb and recover from the stress of an extreme event. Visit AISC for more detailed information and a link to read the full white paper. We also address many of these same issues on our own website in “Facts About Curved Steel” and in our “Top 10 Reasons to Specify Structural Steel.”
As part of AISC’s (American Institute of Steel Construction) mission to make sure that architects and developers have accurate and factual information regarding the design and construction of buildings and bridges, they have created a series of white papers exploring various issues related to specifying steel as the primary building material on projects. The first one that I would like to highlight is “More Than Recycled Content, The Sustainable Characteristics of Structural Steel” which focuses primary on the fact that domestically produced and fabricated structural steel used for structural framing systems has an average recycled content of 93%. This white paper also addresses important environmental issues such as reuse, resiliency, water consumption, waste generation, energy consumption and more. Visit AISC for more detailed information and a link to read the full white paper. We also address many of these same issues on our own website in “Facts About Curved Steel.” and in our “Top 10 Reasons to Specify Structural Steel.”
Does traffic frustrate you? Are you tired of facing poor road conditions and various road hazards when driving?
Albina is teaming up where ever we can with contractors to provide bent steel for new road construction. New roads in high traffic areas will help alleviate traffic congestion and will provide commuters with better roads and driving conditions.
One such area in Oregon that has historically had very high congestion is the highway connecting the cities of Newberg and Dundee. Certain times of the day this highway sits at a standstill. Fortunately, there is a new Bypass road being built that will help with the heavy traffic congestion.
Albina will be providing the bent steel for the new Newberg Dundee Bypass. Materials include:
TS 10″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
TS 12″ X 8″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
Materials are bent the Hard way to various configurations. All materials are bent to AESS (architecturally exposed structural steel) standards. For more information on the project you can read a recent update posted on Oregon.gov.
The AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) has introduced an exceptional resource for architects, general contractors, building owners, structural engineers, code officials, and for anyone who wants to know Why Steel is the better choice for building! Log on to AISC.org and click on your respective position to learn of the benefits of specifying steel. The benefits of using steel as your primary building material are vast, and there are even more benefits to specifying curved steel on your next project! You can check out our “Why Curved Steel” page to gather more information.
Albina recently completed bending 16″ OD X .625″ WALL A500 GR B material for a new bridge at the San Diego Zoo. A total of 24 lens x 48 feet weighing 118,350 pounds were required for this job. Albina used a combination of induction bending and cold increment bending to complete this project to meet AESS standards. Radii on the projected ranged from a 20 foot center-line-radius to a 350 foot center-line-radius. We are not a stranger to bending bridges for California Zoos! See below for a few examples of curved steel bridges and custom signage that we completed for the Happy Hallow Zoo in San Jose.
Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc. has re-joined the AISC Bender-Roller Committee. The mission statement of the AISC Bender-Roller Committee is to increase the use of curved steel in construction while supporting the AISC’s overall mission of making steel the material of choice. The AISC Bender-Roller website provides technical information, a glossary of terms, information on detailing, as well as case studies and informational articles.
For more information on the Bender-Roller Committee please visit the Curved Steel Section of the AISC Website.
The Northwest Environmental Conference and Tradeshow is coming to Portland, Oregon December 10-11, 2013. This is the conference for todays environmental, operations and sustainability professionals. You may wonder how a conference focusing on the environment and sustainability would tie into metal roll forming? Steel is the most recycled material on the planet with 90% recycled content. Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc bends small diameter and radius pipe, tube, plate and steel for environmental applications such as pollution prevention, waste management, solar power, wind power, hydropower, paper shredders, and more. If you are in town for the show and have a need for metal roll forming, give us a call to arrange a tour of our facility. Find out more information about the tradeshow at http://www.nwec.org/
Governer Kitzhaber and the State of Oregon have recognized the value and importance of the structural steel industry in the Northwest with an official proclamation of September 28, 2012 as SteelDay.
SteelDay is a special once-a-year opportunity for the structural steel industry to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions that organziations associated with steel products make to their communities and to the nation.
The proclamation states:
WHEREAS: The structural steel industry annually provides structural steel framing systems for more than one billion square feet of new building construction throughout Oregon and other states; and
WHEREAS: The structural steel industry provides employment for more than 185,000 workers in Oregon and other states; and
WHEREAS: The structural steel industry has demonstrated a significant commitment to sustainable construction through the use of structural steel products made from 93% recycled materials from old cars, appliances, stoves, manufacturing waste, curb-side recycling and deconstructed buildings; and
WHEREAS: 98% of the structural steel in a building is recycled at the end of the building’s life.
NOW, THEREFORE: John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., Governer of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim September 28, 2012 to be STEELDAY.
Albina has hosted SteelDay events in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Check back to our website every September for updates on upcoming events.