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AIA Portland Chapter Praises Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Rennovation

In the November 12th edition of the Daily Journal of Commerce, it was referenced that many of the judges felt that the Design Awards projects entered by the Portland AIA Chapter lacked innovation, attention to urbanism and needed a higher level of design for both interiors and exteriors. However, the one project that received praise from the judges was the Award Winning Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building renovation. The project received a merit award for what the judges considered a “thoughtful transformation that incorporated many sustainable elements.” Albina was the bender/roller on this awarding winning project.

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Curved Tube Steel Building Facade Part of Award Winning Project

Sustainable architecture and ecological design projects were honored at the 2014 AIA National Convention in late June. 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. Albina rolled 155,000# of Tube Steel 10″ X 10″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B rolled to a 34’ 0” outside radius and Tube Steel 10″ X 10″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B. rolled to a 34’ 0” outside radius.

To maximize the highest level of quality on these bends and minimize distortion (concavity and crush), Albina used our in-house designed internal support system for rolling.  This internal support essentially turned the hollow section into a solid section resulting in the highest level of bend quality.

The members we rolled were supports for the fascia of the building.

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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.

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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.

Steel Benders & Rollers at the AIA 2014 Show

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.