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Curved Steel at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles

Albina is currently working on 130,000 pounds of curved steel for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures located in LA. Albina is bending Square Tube Steel 6″ X 6″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B and Rectangular Tube Steel 7″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B (approx. 190 pcs in total to various radii and configurations). The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier film museum and a cultural institution for Los Angeles and will provide a destination for tourists to celebrate the magic and imagination of Hollywood and the movies. Check back for pictures as the project progresses.

LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse North Expansion

Do you like innovative and eye catching architecture? You should take a look at the new LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse North Project. This new project is part of an estimated $1.2 billion dollar modernization program at Los Angeles International Airport. The satellite concourse will be a remote facility initially served by an airport busing operation and a passenger access tunnel (PAX) connection to the Bradley West Terminal. The new MSC will permit greater flexibility in scheduling improvements at other facilities, reduce reliance on remote gates, and ensure a high level of service for LAX passengers.

Albina is partnering with Schuff Steel and is bending all of the steel for this project. There is over 1 million pounds of bent steel in this project consisting of curved HSS (Hallow Structural Steel) as well as structural steel members.

Curved Steel Roof Structure at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis

The Jan Shrem and Maria Maneeti Museum of Art at UC Davis opened in late November of 2016. Albina Co., Inc. was fortunate enough to be the designated AISC Bender/Roller on this project. Albina bent 38 lengths of tube steel 14″ X 10″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B and 3 lengths of tube steel 14″ X 10″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B for the complex project. All of the material bent the Easy Way, Hard Way and also compound bent the easy way AND hard way in the same length. The Fabricator on the project was Olsen & Co. Steel. SO-IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed a 50,000 square-foot permeable roof that covers both the site and the building. The canopy is composed of 910 triangular, honed aluminum infill beams. assembled in an intricate pattern, the structure seeks to evoke the patchwork texture and topology of the surrounding landscape. The canopy arcs as high as 34 feet on the freeway side, and dips as low as 12 feet at its front. The Museum is currently nominated for an AISC 2017 IDEAS2 Award.

Curved Steel Roof UC Davis

50,000 Square Foot Permeable Roof

Curved Steel Roof UC Davis

Curved Steel Entry

Curved Steel Roof UC Davis

Overview of Curved Roof Structure

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Utah Residence

Have you ever thought about what you would like your dream home to look like?  Have you ever thought of using curved structural steel roof trusses on that dream home to give it that unique look and structural integrity? We just recently completed rolling 30,000# of 10″ X 2″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B tube steel bent the hardway down to a 35 foot radius and 16″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B tube steel bent the hardway down to a 56 foot radius for a residence in Utah. If you are looking to design a custom home and want to learn about the benefits of using curved steel on your project, call Albina for more details.

Rolled Tube Steel 10" x 2" x .250" and 16" x 4" x .375"

Rolled Tube Steel 10″ x 2″ x .250″ and 16″ x 4″ x .375″

Curved Steel Roof for Personal Residence

Curved Steel Roof for Personal Residence

Curved Steel Provides Eye Catching Roof Structure for Religious Building

Albina Co., Inc. recently bent various pieces of tube steel to form an eye catching curved roof structure for a religious building in Lodi, California. The material consisted of tube steel 16″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B bent the easy way to a tightest radius of 9’ 6 1/8” centerline radius and tube steel 14″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B bent the easy way to a tightest radius of 12’ 0 ¼” centerline radius.

Curved Tube Steel

Curved Tube Steel

Curved Roof Structure

Curved Roof Structure

Updated Pictures for Curved Steel Spheres in Seattle, WA.

The erection of the curved steel spheres in Seattle, Washington is complete. Check out the completed pictures below. As a reminder, Albina’s scope of work included approximately 750,000# and 1.050 pieces of rectangular tube steel bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis. The material was bent to tight tolerances and bent to AESS standards. The amount of welds and grinding was significant, but thanks to Albina’s ability to bend portions of the project, a significant amount of welding and grinding was avoided. Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection as the bends fit to fixtures (fabrication) within 1/32nd of an inch! Check back for more pictures as the project progresses!

Curved Steel Spheres

Curved Steel Spheres

Customer Quote of Appreciation for Steel Bending Quality

We always love to receive positive feedback from our customers when we meet or exceed their steel bending and fabrication needs.  Here is a recent quote of appreciation for some curved steel we provided for a project currently being erected in Seattle, WA.

“I would like to thank you and your team for your efforts on making this project a huge success. Because of your great workmanship  and  detail to meeting such tight tolerances, everything is fitting up in the field with no problems. In fact most everything in the field is fitting to +/-  1/8”. The erector is 85% complete with the erection and they are hanging the steel 2-3 times faster than they had anticipated with no problems. That is phenomenal. The on-site welding inspector told us that he has never seen anything fit so well with no problems in his lifetime.”

 

Albina Co., Inc. Bends Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Are you looking to build a new home or do a remodel to make your home stand out from the rest?  Think about using curved steel beams to give your roof line a unique, eye catching look.  Not to mention, the structural integrity of the curved steel beams is unparalleled when compared to other building materials.

Albina Co., Inc, recently completed a project for a personal residence in California that involved splitting wide flange W12 X 30# A992 into WT6 X 15# and rolling stem in to a 75 ft radius. Albina also rolled tube steel TS 10″ X 6″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B the hardway to a 75 ft radius and wide flange W10 X 30# A992 the hardway to a 75 ft radius to create the curved roof trusses.

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residential Construction

Curved Steel Roof Trusses for Residence in California

Curved Steel at Harley Davidson in Scottsdale, AZ.

Albina Co., Inc. recently completed various lengths of curved rectangular tube steel for the curved portion of the face of the new Harley Davidson building in Scottsdale, Arizona.   We also bent various internal structural steel elements for the interior of the building as well as a spiral staircase.

Curved Steel Harley Davidson

Curved Steel Harley Davidson

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Facade

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Facade

Spiral Staircase Harley Davidson

Spiral Staircase Harley Davidson

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Interior Structure

Curved Steel Harley Davidson Interior Structure

 

Curved Steel Canopy at St. Alphonsus Medical Center

St. Alphonsus Medical Center is non-for-profit hospital, serving Boise, and the surrounding communities in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho. Albina Co., Inc. recently bent several long lengths of tube steel to form a beautiful curved entry-way at the Joint Preservation & Reconstruction Center.

St. Alphonsus Medical Center Curved Canopy

St. Alphonsus Medical Center Curved Canopy

St. Alphonsus Medical Center Curved Canopy

St. Alphonsus Medical Center Curved Canopy