Category Archives: COTE (Committee on the Environment)

Curved Tube Steel Building Facade Part of Award Winning Project

Sustainable architecture and ecological design projects were honored at the 2014 AIA National Convention in late June. Albina Co., Inc. was the bender/roller for the exterior curved tube steel on the facade of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. Albina rolled 155,000# of Tube Steel 10″ X 10″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B rolled to a 34’ 0” outside radius and Tube Steel 10″ X 10″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B. rolled to a 34’ 0” outside radius.

To maximize the highest level of quality on these bends and minimize distortion (concavity and crush), Albina used our in-house designed internal support system for rolling.  This internal support essentially turned the hollow section into a solid section resulting in the highest level of bend quality.

The members we rolled were supports for the fascia of the building.

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Sustainable Architecture and Ecological Design Project Award Winner

In the June edition of Metal Architecture The AIA (American Institute of Architects) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects to be honored at the AIA National Convention this weekend. Albina Co., Inc. was the bender/roller for the exterior curved tube steel on the facade of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. For a complete list of project award winners, see page 10 of Metal Architecture-June 2014.

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