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
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.”
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 Residence in California
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 Facade
Spiral Staircase Harley Davidson
Curved Steel Harley Davidson Interior Structure
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
Albina Co., Inc. recently provided the curved steel beams for an 8,000 square foot glass canopy at the Oregon State University (OSU) Student Experience Center, installed in Corvallis Oregon. The canopy links the new Student Experience Center with the Memorial Union. The canopy is not only functional (allowing for a protected space when it is raining during outdoor events) but also a signature structure on the Oregon State University campus. The bending portion of this project required very large HSS rectangular tubing to be bent consistently from piece to piece with little to no deformation. Albina bent 8 lengths of TS 20” x 12” x .500” wall A500 Gr. B, all over 70 ft long. Albina also bent 44 lengths x 60 ft and 23 lengths x 25 ft of TS 6” x 3” x .313” wall A500 Gr. B, this material was “double bent” the easy-way and the hard-way. Fought & Co., a structural steel fabrication shop located in Tigard Oregon, teamed up with Albina to successfully produce the required canopy.
The Metal Directory & Resource Guide is the metal construction industry’s most comprehensive guide to more than 1,200 suppliers of product and services. Find suppliers in categories such as building systems, coatings, contractor tools, doors, fasteners, framing, insulation, roofs, rooftop products, and wall. Albina Co., Inc. is listed as a feature supplier under “curved metal roofing.”
The NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Associations) awarded the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park with the “Outstanding Project Award for New Buildings Over $100 Million.” Albina Co., Inc. was the bender/roller for the iconic curved wide-flanged waved roofs that line the façade of the building. The AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) recognized this same project as a 2014 IDEA National Award Winner in the Spring of 2014.
Architect: Bohlin Cywindski Jackson
Structural Engineer: Arup
Fabricator: SME Steel Contractors
Bender/Roller: Albina Co., Inc.
352,000# of rolled steel by Albina
• W10 x 26#- 502 pcs all rolled the hardway to AESS standards. Rolled down to a 16 ft radius.
• TS 3” x 3” x .250” wall- 502 pcs rolled to match the W10 x 26#.
• WT 3 x 13.5#- 158 pcs split from W6 x 27# (by Albina) and rolled Stem-in and Stem-out down to a 15 ft radius.
• TS 8” x 8” x .500” wall- rolled to AESS standards
• TS 6” x 6” x .250” wall- rolled to AESS standards
• TS 8” x 8” x .375” wall- 60 pcs rolled to AESS standards
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Rex Buchanan took some amazing photographs of the curved steel roof trusses at the San Diego Library Dome during the IDEAS Awards presentation on Friday, June 5.
2015 IDEAS Awards entries will be accepted by AISC within the next month, and any team member can enter projects. Consider partnering with the premier bender/roller in the country in Albina Co. and we will help you create and enter your next great steel-framed project. The entry deadline will be in December.