14 Sep 2010
Stainless Steel Staircase Wins a Bronze Award in the 2009 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition
The design, fabrication and installation of Staircrafters Inc. ultra contemporary staircase, which was supported by a single, monolithic stringer bent by Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc., won a bronze award in the 2009 Ernest Wiemann Competition. The massive staircase contains 4,000 pounds of stainless steel, and is made from over 300 parts. The most striking feature of the staircase is the giant stringer bent by Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc., which curves elegantly between the first and second floor.
Since the customer requested fabricated stringers instead of true HSS, Albina Pipe Bending Co., Inc. bent and fabricated the TS 10" x 6" x .250" wall T304 stainless steel stringers out of 10" x 3" x .250" formed channel T304 stainless steel. Albina rolled and fabricated the stringers and the flat section at the top of the staircase. The curved stringers were bent to a 117" center line plan view radius. All welds were ground smooth and the surface finished and polished to provide the appearance of a true seamless stringer. All work was done to the highest of AESS standards.