Category Archives: AISC

Do you want a FREE Exhibit Hall Pass to the NASCC Show San Antonio, Texas March 22-24?

We are taking our bending team to San Antonio, Texas to exhibit at the NASCC (North American Steel Construction Conference) this March. We want to see you there! We are offering you a FREE Exhibit Hall Pass. If you are interested in obtaining a pass, please call our office at (503) 692-6010. We would be happy to help, on one condition….

Come Visit Us at Booth #8130! The bending world, and life, is 360 degrees – now technology is too. We will be offering a drawing for a new Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone and GearVR (virtual reality) googles. Visit our BOOTH #8130 and see for yourself how awesome this new technology is. One lucky winner will win a new phone and the virtual reality googles! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Sign up today! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Sign up today!

Curved Steel Roof Structure at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis

The Jan Shrem and Maria Maneeti Museum of Art at UC Davis opened in late November of 2016. Albina Co., Inc. was fortunate enough to be the designated AISC Bender/Roller on this project. Albina bent 38 lengths of tube steel 14″ X 10″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B and 3 lengths of tube steel 14″ X 10″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B for the complex project. All of the material bent the Easy Way, Hard Way and also compound bent the easy way AND hard way in the same length. The Fabricator on the project was Olsen & Co. Steel. SO-IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed a 50,000 square-foot permeable roof that covers both the site and the building. The canopy is composed of 910 triangular, honed aluminum infill beams. assembled in an intricate pattern, the structure seeks to evoke the patchwork texture and topology of the surrounding landscape. The canopy arcs as high as 34 feet on the freeway side, and dips as low as 12 feet at its front. The Museum is currently nominated for an AISC 2017 IDEAS2 Award.

Curved Steel Roof UC Davis

50,000 Square Foot Permeable Roof

Curved Steel Roof UC Davis

Curved Steel Entry

Curved Steel Roof UC Davis

Overview of Curved Roof Structure

“Why Steel?” AISC Has All the Answers!

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.

2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice Now Available for Free Download

It’s here! The 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges (ANSI/AISC 303-16) is now available as a free PDF download at www.aisc.org/2016code.

Section 6.4.2 addresses chord / MO tolerances as it pertains to curved steel members. These tolerances are then applied to a bend radius. Albina’s tolerances are equal to, or better than, the tolerances listed in the 2016 Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges. Use Albina for your next bending project and let us prove it to you!

 

2017 North American Steel Construction Conference

Albina Co., Inc. will be a featured exhibitor at the 2017 NASCC Show March 22-25th in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Mark your calendars now and come visit us to learn more about our various steel bending methods including induction bending, pyramid rolling, rotary draw bending, cold bending and others. See the amazing curved steel products we are able to produce on our various steel bending equipment. Hope to see you there!

Curved Steel Roof Structure at Newport Beach Civic Center Wins Awards

The NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Associations) awarded the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park with the “Outstanding Project Award for New Buildings Over $100 Million.” Albina Co., Inc. was the bender/roller for the iconic curved wide-flanged waved roofs that line the façade of the building. The AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) recognized this same project as a 2014 IDEA National Award Winner in the Spring of 2014.

Architect: Bohlin Cywindski Jackson
Structural Engineer: Arup
Fabricator: SME Steel Contractors
Bender/Roller: Albina Co., Inc.

352,000# of rolled steel by Albina
• W10 x 26#- 502 pcs all rolled the hardway to AESS standards. Rolled down to a 16 ft radius.
• TS 3” x 3” x .250” wall- 502 pcs rolled to match the W10 x 26#.
• WT 3 x 13.5#- 158 pcs split from W6 x 27# (by Albina) and rolled Stem-in and Stem-out down to a 15 ft radius.
• TS 8” x 8” x .500” wall- rolled to AESS standards
• TS 6” x 6” x .250” wall- rolled to AESS standards
• TS 8” x 8” x .375” wall- 60 pcs rolled to AESS standards

Curved Steel Newport Beach Civic Center-3

Curved Steel Newport Beach Civic Center-2

Curved Steel Newport Beach Civic Center-1

NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville, TN

The NASCC (North American Steel Conference) is set to take place in Nashville, TN March 25th-27th this year. The NASCC (North American Steel Conference) is the premier place for engineers, fabricators, detailers and erectors to learn about structural steel design and construction, to interact with their peers and to see the latest products for steel buildings and bridges. Various technical and educational sessions are offered for attendees in addition to the extensive trade show. Sign up today at www.aisc.org.

Steel Day 2014 This Friday, September 19th!

Steel Day is scheduled to take place this Friday September 19, 2014. Steel Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and hosted at various member and partner locations throughout the country. Steel Day is an opportunity for professionals from various industries to learn about the benefits of using structural steel in everyday applications. Steel day is an excellent educational opportunity as well as a networking opportunity to meet people and tour facilities that play a key role in the steel industry. Visit the AISC Website for more information about events in your local area.

Steel Day 2014 Interact. Learn. Build

Steel Day is scheduled to take place on September 19, 2014. Steel Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and hosted at various member and partner locations throughout the country. Steel Day is an opportunity for professionals from various industries to learn about the benefits of using structural steel in everyday applications. Steel day is an excellent educational opportunity as well as a networking opportunity to meet people and tour facilities that play a key role in the steel industry. Visit the AISC Website for more information about events in your local area.

IDEAS Awards Presentation Photos of Curved Steel Roof Trusses

Rex Buchanan took some amazing photographs of the curved steel roof trusses at the San Diego Library Dome during the IDEAS Awards presentation on Friday, June 5.

2015 IDEAS Awards entries will be accepted by AISC within the next month, and any team member can enter projects. Consider partnering with the premier bender/roller in the country in Albina Co. and we will help you create and enter your next great steel-framed project. The entry deadline will be in December.