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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curved Steel Roof Trusses Metal Architecture
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.
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.
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. The Presidio Tunnel will have the same arched portal design as the roof that was installed at Battery Tunnel. All of the material was bent to architecturally exposed structural steel standards and as the customer stated during their fabrication and assembly of the parts, “The pictures below will show you how perfect things fit”.
Albina Co., Inc. recently bent 11,000# of 50 foot lengths of W21 x 62# A992 structural steel the hard way to produce some curved roof trusses. In addition to the bent wide flange, Albina also bent various sizes of tube steel ranging from 8″ x 8″ x .375″ wall to 18″ x 6″ x .500″ wall both the hard way and the easy way down to a 23′-0″ outside radius. Albina has been involved in numerous hospital and clinic remodels and new construction builds. Albina provides curved roof trusses and canopies for many industries. Some other noteworthy projects include:
a) 24″ OD x 1″ wall pipe 46′ 0″ outside radius bent within PFI standards St. Mary’s Center for Health Reno, NV.
b) 125,000# of Tube Steel rolled to AESS standards. The material ranged from TS 10″ x6″ x .375″ wall to TS 20″ x 8″ x. 625′ wall for the New South Main Health Clinic in Utah.
Albina recently bent 38,000# of 45 foot lengths of W14 x 99# A992 structural steel the hard way to a 31′-3 5/8″ inside radius. Albina also bent 10,000# of 40 foot lengths of W21 x 62# A992 structural steel the hard way to a 81′-1-3/4″ outside radius. Finally, Albina bent 22,000# of 50 foot lengths of W21 x 44# A992 structural steel the hard way to a 81′-1-3/4″ outside radius. Albina has been involved in many airport renovations. We specialize in curved roof trusses, canopies and entry-ways. We also provide handrail kits and spiral staircases.