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.