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Blog posts of '2014' 'May'

Feature Ad for Steel Bending in June Architectural Record
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, Architectural Record. Albina Co., Inc. June Ad
Architects Endorse Design-Build Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act
See the full press release from the AIA on the American Institute of Architecture website. The amendment states: “For the government to get the most out of taxpayer dollars, procurement rules must be reformed so that architects and designers can deliver projects that are safe, productive and sustainable - without fear of losing money in the process,” said AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA. “H.R. 2750 would do just that – in the process allowing a predictable number of design/construction teams to submit proposals and spurring more design-build competition.
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.
Large Diameter Plate Rolling
Albina's Plate Rolling capacities range from 3/4" plate up to 10'0" in width (pre-bend up to 5/8" thick). For flat bar bent the easy way our capabilities include any thickness and size thru 4" x 22". The section is dependent on thickness to width. We recently completed a project consisting of rolled plate 1/2" thick x 120" wide. The plate was 216” in diameter and rolled to 180°. large diameter plate rolling
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.
Bending Square Tube Steel for a Manufacturing Application
Albina Co., Inc. recently bent Square Tube Steel 2” x 2” x .250” wall to a 12-7/8” Outside Radius. These bends were used by a manufacturing company as basket frames.bending square tube
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 bent pipe for roof structures b) National Award Winner - Greater than $75 Million Category Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, Newport Beach, Calif. Submitting Firm: Arup, San Francisco
Bent Wide Flange and Rolled Plate Installed in Custom Treehouse
Albina bent and fabricated various structural materials to create the floor supports and decking for a custom tree house in Sammamish, Washington. Materials used included: a) 3-1/2″ Sch80 and 5″ Sch80 Bare Pipe fabricated complete per drawings with brackets cap welded to ends b) 1/2″, 3/4″ and 3/8″ Rolled Plate c) Tube Steel 8″ x 4″ x .250″ Wall A500 GR B d) W6 x 15# A992 and W8 x 15# A992 Wide Flange Here are some updated pictures from the installation. Final install pictures coming soon! bent steel provides  tree house floor supports and decking bent steel provides  tree house floor supports and decking bent steel provides  tree house floor supports and decking bent steel provides  tree house floor supports and decking bent steel provides  tree house floor supports and decking
Top Notch Customer Service in the Steel Bending Industry
At Albina Co., Inc. we pride ourselves on providing the best customer service in the steel bending industry. Below are two recent emails we received from customers: "Thanks for the interesting and impressive update on Albina! I remember getting quotes and visiting the shop when it was on Halsey Street, 30-some years ago, and thought it was cool to watch them bend small pipe. Looking at these pictures shows how far your company has come. This is really interesting stuff! A guy would look forward to coming to work every day to do something this impressive. Keep up the wonderful work!" "We just received the parts yesterday and want to say thank you. Aaron, Mark, Mike and many of your other staff have done an excellent job of taking care of us over the years. They are prompt, friendly and most important professionals who turn out a GREAT product!!! We look forward to doing many more projects over the years." If you want to deal with the best company and the best people in the steel bending industry, call Albina!