Never hesitate to contact Albina for any of your steel bending needs. We are your “local” steel bending company no matter where you are located!
Albina was recently awarded a steel bending contract for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. That is 2,566 miles across the United States! Our customer wanted the steel to be bent correctly, the first time, to high AESS quality standards, so they chose to contract with Albina.
For this project, Albina will be performing some very difficult spiral bending of TS 20″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B material. There are a total of 12 spiral bent sections and 6 sections that are bent flat (the easy-way).
Our customer couldn’t afford to make the mistake of using another bending company. They wanted to come to Albina because we have the most experience in the nation with large HSS spiral bending to the highest quality standards.
Albina recently completed the spiral bending of 24 pieces of Tube Steel 14″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B the easy way and 10 pieces of Tube Steel 12″ X 3″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
the easy way for a gorgeous spiral steel staircase at Brickell Academy in Virginia Beach, VA. All of the material for the curved staircase and landing was architecturally exposed structural steel.
Floor View of Spiral Steel Staircase
Close Up View of Spiral Steel Staircase
2nd Floor View of Spiral Steel Staircase
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center is the only nonprofit hospital in Fountain Valley, CA. Albina recently spiral bent and flat bent Tube Steel 16″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B to 13’ 6” and 18’ 10” plan view radii the easy way to form the spiral stringers for the staircase. See the installation pictures below. Finished install pictures coming soon!
Spiral Staircase Being Lowered by Crane
Close Up of Install of Spiral Stringers
Orange County Memorial Hospital Spiral Stairacase
If you plan on taking a roadtrip through Oregon this summer, program your GPS for a stop at Oregon’s Historic Vista House. Vista House is an observatory at Crown Point in Multnomah County, Oregon and is a National Natural Landmark. The Vista House also serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers. During the interior and exterior restoration of the building in the early 2000’s, Albina Co., Inc. bent a curved steel handrail to not only upgrade the 1918 facade designed by Edgar M. Lazerus, but to also help make the Vista House accessible to the handicapped. The curved steel handrail lines a ramp to the entry way of the dome and on the interior a disappearing lift between levels was added to assist handicapped visitors.
Curved Steel Handrail Installed 2002
Curved Steel Handrail for ADA Ramp
Curved Pipe for Custom Handrail
Enjoy the latest install pictures of the 20” x 8” x .625” wall tube steel which provides the base supports for a heavy weight bearing spiral staircase at the Lakeside Campus in Richardson, Texas. The tube steel was spiral bent the easy way using our induction heat source and increment bend method. The tube steel was bent down to a 7’ 7” center line (plan view) radius and all bends were to AESS standards. Albina also bent tube steel 20” x 12” x .625” wall for a different section of the spiral staircase. The 20″ x 12″ material was bent down to a 13’ 9” center line (plan view) radius and all bends were to AESS standards.The specifications to bend to a center line radius this tight is almost unheard of, but Albina was able to do it to perfection!
Steel Spiral Stringers for Heavy Weight Bearing Spiral Staircase
Tube Steel 20″ x 12″ and 20″ x 8″ for Spiral Staircase at Lakeside Campus in Richardson, Texas
Steel Spiral Stringers Installed
It is that time of year again where beautiful floats take the streets of Portland, Oregon during the annual Rose Festival Parade. Reser’s Fine Foods chose to use curved steel pipe for the feature element of their float during a previous Rose Parade. Actual flames of fire traveled across the steel ring to create a dazzling visual effect. We are looking forward to the upcoming Rose Parade June 11th, 2016 and hope to assist many more companies and organizations who choose to use curved steel to enhance the aesthetics and visual effects of their floats!
Steel Ring of Fire
Portland, Oregon Rose Parade
Albina recently bent tube steel 20” x 8” x .625” wall which will provide the base supports for a heavy weight bearing spiral staircase. The tube steel was spiral bent the easy way using our induction heat source and increment bend method. The tube steel was bent down to a 7’ 7” center line (plan view) radius and all bends were to AESS standards.
Albina also bent tube steel 20” x 12” x .625” wall for a different section of the spiral staircase. The tube steel was spiral bent the easy way also using our induction heat source and increment bend method. The 20″ x 12″ material was bent down to a 13’ 9” center line (plan view) radius and all bends were to AESS standards.
The specifications to bend to a center line radius this tight is almost unheard of! Albina was able to bend per the customers specifications and provide an exceptional quality product!
Tube Steel 20″ x 12″ Spiral Stringer
Steel Spiral Stringer for Heavy Weight Bearing Spiral Staircase
Albina rolled the following materials to create a beautiful multi-level steel spiral staircase at the University of Nebraska Business Administration Building. A spiral, circular or helical bend occurs in a plan view with rise in elevation. Steel spiral staircases are architecturally and visually appealing, functional and an effective use of space.
48 pieces Tube Steel 20″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B
12 pieces Tube Steel 8″ X 6″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B
48 pieces Tube Steel 3½” X 2½” X .188″ WALL A500 GR B
12 pieces Tube Steel 3½” X 1½” X .188″ WALL A513
48 pieces Tube Steel 2½” X 2½” X .188″ WALL A500 GR B
12 pieces Tube Steel 2½” X 1½” X .188″ WALL A500 GR B
28 pieces Angle 3″ X 3″ X ¼” A36
Multi-Level Steel Spiral Staircase
Albina recently bent very large HSS (Hallow Structural Steel) rectangular tubing 16″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B for an elliptical staircase at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at The Shops at Mauna Lani in Waikiki, Hawaii.
Upon extensive review of the plans submitted to Albina for production, it was determined that some radius changes were required. Many of the original radii required were actually deemed “too tight” to bend. Original plans called for bends that were as tight as a 3’-8” Centerline Radius. To remedy this problem, Albina was able to provide suggestions and recommendations regarding the radii that we were able to successfully bend while maintaining a high level of AESS (architecturally exposed structural steel) quality.
This was a unique project because the stringers, as detailed, included numerous different radii. Many stringers are designed with a single radius or just a few radii. This staircase was originally designed with such complexity that it would have been fabricated from 38 individually bent members. Albina’s suggestion to decrease the actual number of parts and instead “blend” some parts together helped simplify the bending process, and reduced the total number of full-penetration weld splices that customer would need to perform during fabrication. After much discussion, the staircase was redesigned, resulting in only 24 individual members (a 37% decrease in the number of bent parts and full penetration weld joints). These changes resulted in a quicker lead-time and a labor cost savings.
After receiving the elliptical bends from Albina, the customer commented, “Albina worked with us on time frames and cost issues. Albina must roll these pieces perfectly or we can’t even attempt to get a finish product on this end. We are counting on these things being correct…period. Albina is not afraid to take the risk of rolling a radius that hasn’t been done before. I appreciate the consistent and un-prodded reports on job status and progression.”
Curved Steel Staircase Tommy Bahama
Curved Steel Staircase Tommy Bahama
How do you catch the attention of holiday shoppers this time of year? Place a decorative, eye-catching, ornamental sign at the entrance to your shopping center! Albina Co., Inc. can help you vision become a reality. Albina Co., Inc. recently completed another ornamental curved steel sign for the Village at the Peaks shopping center in Colorado. The curved steel materials included bent wide flange W12 X 79# A992 the hard way and bent tube steel TS 2″ X 2″ X .250″ WALL A500 GRB.
Curved Steel Sign Village at the Peaks