Category Archives: National Steel Publications

Design Guide 33: Curved Member Design Recently Published by AISC

AISC recently released the first ever Design Guide of its kind in the United States offering information on the fabrication, design and detailing of curved members. Design Guide 33 was a collaborative effort of the members of the AISC Bender/Roller committee. We worked together for many years to provide this invaluable resource for the industry. Modern Steel Construction recently published an article titled “Design with a Twist” in the October 2018 Issue giving a brief highlight of topics covered in the Design Guide. AISC also created a very insightful webinar for their continuing education program titled “Design of Curved Members.” If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Design Guide to assist with your efforts of specifying curved members on your next project, please contact us.

Efficient Bending of HSS for Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis

Modern Steel recently interviewed our very own General Manager, Mark King, to help construct the recently published article “Above all, ART” that highlights the precise structural design and inspiring architecture of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis. As a bender/roller, we were involved early enough in the process that we were able to reduce complicated curves, simplify the steel bending and reduce significant costs. The canopy consisted of HSS 14″ x 10″ rectangular tubing bent in multiple planes (both the easy way and the hard way). An important highlight of the project was that some of the material that was bent in multiple planes was rotated off-axis by a slight amount, and the radius was large enough, that we were able to bend it cold, which is a faster process than hot bending.

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

Feature Ads for Steel Spiral Staircases and Structural Tube Fabrication in Industry Publications

Albina Co., has two feature national ads in two of the industries most well known publications during the month of July. Albina is a member of NOMMA (National Ornamental and Misc. Metals Association) and we actively advertise in their member publication “Fabricator.” This month, we have highlighted several high profile steel spiral staircases that we have been a part of. You can view our ad in the online version of Fabricator on page 29.

In addition, we have highlighted several structural tube bending and fabrication projects we have been a part of in “The Fabricator.” See our ad here ““Structural Tube Bending and Fabrication”.

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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Feature Ad for Steel Bending in June Issue of Metal Architecture

The 2014 AIA (American Institute of Architects) National Convention is right around the corner June 26-28 in Chicago. In order to highlight the many benefits of using curved steel in architectural design projects, Albina created a beautiful ad for one of the industries most highly renowned publications, Metal Architecture.

Curved Steel Roof Trusses Metal Architecture

New Trends in Metal Architecture

In this months edition of Metal Architecture, Editorial Director, Paul Deffenbaugh discusses the various ways in which the use of metal in architectural design is becoming more prevalent and influential.  Of the various topics he addresses, he claims that metal allows for more flexibility in design because of weight, color, versatility, performance, sustainability and aesthetic appeal.

Metal Roof Structures Featured in Metal Architecture and at the International Roofing Expo

The February issue of Metal Architecture features various metal roof solutions and will be the main publication handed out at the International Roofing Expo February 26-28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Albina Co., Inc. has various curved roof truss projects featured in the ad including:

a) San Diego Public Library Dome- San Diego, California

b) Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum- Seattle, Washington

c) USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center- Oahu, Hawaii

Click here to see our ad: Metal Architecture February Issue