Category Archives: AISC

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

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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.

2014 IDEAS2 Award Winning Projects Featured in May Issue of Modern Steel

The online version of the May issue of Modern Steel is now available. There is a feature article on the 2014 IDEAS2 (Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel) Award winning projects. Albina Co., Inc. was the bender/roller on two of the award winning projects: Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, Newport Beach, California and San Diego Library Dome San Diego, California. Click on the latest issue of Modern Steel for more information.

2014 IDEAS2 Award Winning Projects Featuring Wide Flange or HSS Sections

Sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), this program recognizes projects where structural steel has been utilized in an innovative manner. The innovative use of structural steel may be in:

a) the accomplishment of the building’s program
b) the expression of architectural intent
c) the application of innovative design approaches to the structural system
d) the utilization of productivity enhancing construction methods

Albina was the designated bender/roller on two award winning project this year:

a) National Award Winner – Less than $15 Million Category

San Diego Main Public Library Dome, San Diego
Submitting Firm: Endrestudio, Emeryville, Calif.
Photo credit: Brad Lund

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b) National Award Winner – Greater than $75 Million Category

Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, Newport Beach, Calif.
Submitting Firm: Arup, San Francisco

Steel Benders & Rollers at the AIA 2014 Show

For the past several years, many benders and rollers around the country have exhibited at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Annual Convention. This year the convention will be held in Chicago, June 26-28, 2014. The AIA show brings architects, engineers, designers and innovators together to learn about the latest and greatest in building materials and technologies. Bent and curved steel structures will be highlighted by the AISC Bender/Roller Committee. Register today at the AIA Homepage.