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Oregon State University Student Experience Center Canopy

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. Albina was tasked with the steel bending while Fought was tasked with the fabrication.

Albina recently published an article in Metal Architectural (click here to read) highlighting the Student Experience Center Curved Steel Canopy project.

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Oregon State University “Student Experience Center 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.

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Metal Construction News Publishes 2015 Metal Directory

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.”

Curved Steel Roof Structure at Newport Beach Civic Center Wins Awards

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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METALCON 2014 Conference in Denver, Co. October 1st-3rd

METALCON is the premier event in the metals industry delivering a wide cross section of metal professionals in roofing, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal construction. Metal building, residential and roofing contractors, architects, engineers, developers, facility managers, fabricators and building owners attend METALCON.

Curved Steel Canopy at World of Speed Museum

World of Speed, a nonprofit experiential motor sports exposition, purchased an 80,000 square foot building in Wilsonville, Oregon as the permanent home for an auto racing and performance car tourism destination and an auto industry educational program. A local contractor partnered with Albina Co., Inc. to have us bend the curved steel canopy on the top of the building. Materials consisted of 6″ SCH80 A53B rolled to a 48’ 4” center-line-radius. The customer will net 78’ 4” of bent material. All roll material is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel. Click on their site, World of Speed for more information about the World of Speed and the new museum.

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IDEAS Awards Presentation Photos of Curved Steel Roof Trusses

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.

Feature Ad for Steel Bending in June Issue of Metal Architecture

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, Metal Architecture.

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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.

Installation Pictures of Curved Roof Trusses for Presidio Parkway Doyle Tunnel in San Francisco, CA.

Albina Co., Inc. recently bent 64 lengths x 30 ft of Tube Steel 6” x 4” x .250” wall for some curved roof trusses for the Presidio Parkway Doyle Tunnel in San Francisco. Over 30,000# of material was bent the hard way to a 52 foot radius.
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