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
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 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 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.
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.
Press Release by Tasha Weiss, Public Relations Specialist at the (AISC) American Institute of Steel Construction.
2014 IDEAS2 Award winners press release
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.
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
b) National Award Winner – Greater than $75 Million Category
Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, Newport Beach, Calif.
Submitting Firm: Arup, San Francisco
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.
The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) is a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The NSBA’s mission is to promote steel as the preferred material for bridge design and construction and to increase steel’s share of the bridge market. Albina Co., Inc. is one of the leading structural steel fabricators for steel bridges that contain bent or curved structural members for architectural, structural or ornamental applications.
The NSBA brings together the structural steel fabricators and producers with agencies and groups who have a stake in the success of steel bridge construction, including representatives from AASHTO, FHWA, state DOTs, bridge consultants, erectors, and representatives of the coatings, fastener, and welding industries. The NSBA assist with bridge design specifications and provides technical assistance and reviews throughout the drawing/specification process.
The World Bridge Symposium is taking place March 26-28th in conjunction with the North American Steel Construction Show, The Annual Stability Conference, and the Technology in Steel Construction Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.