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Curved Steel Art Structures Installed at Cedar Sanai Hospital
Curved Steel Art Structures Installed at Cedar Sanai Hospital

Albina recently bent 70 pieces of 2” XXH A53B ERW and 20 pieces of 2 3/8” 1018 Solid Round to various configurations for a new art installation at Cedar Sanai Hospital in LA.  We can bend all types of pipe and tubing including aluminum, stainless and carbon steel. We even bend specialty materials such as copper, zirconium and titanium. View our Capacities Chart to see the wide range of materials and sizes we work with. 

Curved Steel Flower Stem at Cedar Sanai Hospital

Curved Steel Flower Stem at Cedar Sanai Hospital

Curved Steel Flower Stem at Cedar Sanai Hospital

Curved Steel Flower Stem at Cedar Sanai Hospital

Curved Steel Flower Stem at Cedar Sanai Hospital

Custom Jigsaw Puzzles of Recently Completed Projects Posted to Our Website
Custom Jigsaw Puzzles of Recently Completed Projects Posted to Our Website

We have added some digital jigsaw puzzles of recently completed projects to our website for your enjoyment! Puzzles will be added monthly of projects featuring curved and bent steel. Enjoy "putting together the pieces" (like our fabricators often do with our bent steel parts)!

Link to Jigsaw Puzzles

Use our Online Tools to Calculate Bending Dimensions
Use our Online Tools to Calculate Bending Dimensions

For all our customers that need assistance in calculating bending dimensions or material take-offs for bending.  Look no further than Albina’s bending calculators / Curve Calculators.  Albina’s bending calculators allow end users to calculate the following critical bending data:

  1. How to calculate the arc of a bend or curve with our Arc Calculator.
  2. How to calculate the degree of a bend or curve with our Degree Calculator.
  3. How to calculate the Mid-Ordinate (MO) / Rise of a curve or Arc with our Mid-Ordinate Calculator.
  4. How to calculate the radius of a curve with our Radius Calculator.
  5. How to calculate the ovality of a round section after bending with our Ovality Calculator.
  6. How to calculate the critical dimensions of a stair stringer with our Stair Stringer Calculator / Spiral Math Calculator.
  7. How to calculate the degree turn in plan view for a spiral staircase (spiral stringer).
  8. How to calculate the degree of pitch for a spiral staircase (spiral stringer).
  9. How to calculate the arc length for a spiral staircase (spiral stringer).
  10. How to quickly determine the amount of straight or tangent material needed to successfully bend a length of material or part.

Albina’s calculators can be found here:  https://www.albinaco.com/calculators

Albina also specializes in plate bending, not just HSS, Pipe, Tube, and Structural Steel bending.  Countless customers come to Albina for our plate rolling expertise, including bending plate into a cone configuration.  Many customers require a cone calculator.  There are many cone calculators available, but we typically use a calculator located here:  https://i-logic.com/conecalc/.  Not only will this calculator provide the end user with the critical cone dimensions, but also the cone flat pattern.

Visit Your Local Water Parks, Aqua Parks & Playgrounds This Summer to See Our Bent Steel in Action
Visit Your Local Water Parks, Aqua Parks & Playgrounds This Summer to See Our Bent Steel in Action

Happy Summer! With warmer temperatures upon us, now is the perfect time to take your family to your local aqua park or playground for some good old family fun! Albina provides steel bends for many water parks, aqua parks and playgrounds. Some material we work with includes:

Snake:  SO#183616, 183617, 182767, etc.

4" SCH40 T304 S/S- bent by Albina per customer specifications.

Flower:  SO#183613, 182769, etc.

4" SCH40 T304 S/S- bent by Albina per customer specifications.

Leaf:  SO#183614, 180906, etc.

5" SCH40 T304 S/S- bent by Albina per customer specifications.

Bending for Aqua Parks

Bending for Aqua Parks

Bending for Aqua Parks

Bending for Aqua Parks

San Diego Zoo Habitats, Bridges and Buildings Showcase Curved Steel at It's Best!
San Diego Zoo Habitats, Bridges and Buildings Showcase Curved Steel at It's Best!

We have had the pleasure of providing many bent steel pieces for some fabulous projects at the San Diego Zoo including the Hummingbird Habitat, Komodo Kingdom, the Invert Building, the ZPA Catering Building, the Food Services Building, the Raintree Restroom and many more exhibits throughout both the Children’s zoo and the main part of the zoo. 

Basher Bridge

24 lengths x 48 ft long of 16" OD x .625" wall

Some rolled to a 20 ft radius.

Some rolled to a 50 ft radius.

Some rolled to a 350 ft radius.

Basher Bridge San Diego Zoo

Basher Bridge San Diego Zoo

Hummingbird Building

7 Lengths TS 8” x 4” x .375” Wall A500 GR B rolled Hard Way on various Radii from 24’-8” down to 6’-2”

9 Lengths TS 18 x 6” x .500” Wall A500 GR B rolled Easy Way on various Radii from 30’-11” down to 6’-0”

Hummingbird Habitat San Diego Zoo

Komodo Exhibit

8 Lengths WT5 X 22.5# A992 Split from W10 x 45# Beam and rolled stem up to various Radii from 46’-2” down to 6’-2”

1 Length TS 3” x 3” x .313” Wall A500 GR B rolled to 13’-4” Radii

2 Lengths 6” OD X .500” Wall A500B rolled to various Radii

3 Lengths 6” OD X .375” Wall A500B rolled to various Radii

1 Length TS 12” x 8” x .500” Wall A500B Induction formed easy way to 4’-4” Radii

3 Lengths TS 3” x 3” x .313” Wall A500B rolled on various Radii from 13’-4” down to 5’-0”

7 Lengths TS 3” x 3” x .375” Wall A500B rolled on various Radii from 7’-10” down to 2’-3”

7 Lengths TS 8” x 4” x .375” Wall A500b rolled hard way on various Radii from 51’-6” down to 6’-8”

6 Lengths TS 18” x 6” x .500” Wall A500B rolled easy way on various Radii from 51’-4” down to 6’-6”

10 Lengths TS 6” x 6” x .500” Wall A500B rolled on various Radii from 56’-0” down to 7’-11”

10 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 rolled Flanges out and Flanges in on various Radii from 56’-0” down to 7’-11”

6 Lengths TS 12” x 6” x .500” Wall A500 GR B rolled hard way to various Radii from 46’-4” down to 6’-4”

10 Lengths PL ½" THICK X 12" WIDE A36 rolled hard way to various Radii from 46’-9” down to 5’-9”

Komodo Kingdom San Diego Zoo Curved Steel Roof

Invert Building

7 Lengths TS 10” x 8” x .500” Wall A500 GR B rolled Hard Way on 10’-0” Radius

1 Length C12 x 20.7# A36 rolled flanges out to 17’-1” and 11’-10” Radii

2 Lengths 4” x 4” x 3/8” Angle T304 S/S Rolled Leg in and Leg out to 7’-1” and 7’-3” Radii

1 Length 4” x 3” x 3/8” Angle T304 S/S Rolled Leg out to 3’-11” and 9’-4” Radii

Temperature Exhibit

28 Lengths 5/8” Solid Round A36 Rolled to various Radii from 70’-3” down to 3’-11”

9 Lengths TS 8” x 6” x .375” Wall A500B rolled Easy Way to various Radii from 70’-3” down to 3’-11”

9 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 Rolled Flanges in and Flanges out to various Radii from 70’-3” down to 3’-11”

ZPA Catering Building

3 Lengths TS 5” x 4” x .375” Wall A500 GR B rolled easy way to various Radii from 40’-7” down to 11’-7”

3 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 rolled flanges out to various Radii from 40’-7” down to 11’-7”

3 Lengths TS 6” x 4” x .25” Wall A500 GR B rolled easy way on various Radii from 40’-7” down to 11’-7”

Food Services Building

6 Lengths TS 6” x 4” x .250” Wall A500B rolled easy way to various Radii from 8’-0” down to 4’-10”

6 Lengths C9 x 13.4# A36 Rolled flanges in and flanges out to various Radii from 8’-0” down to 4’-10”

Raintree Restroom

8 Lengths TS 16” x 12” x .500” Wall A500B rolled hard way to 999’-4” Radii

Curved Steel Koala Exhibit San Diego Zoo

Face Painting Curved Steel Roof San Diego Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

San Diego Children's Zoo

Elephant Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

Curved Steel Facades Add Modern Touch to Newly Redesigned Bridgeport Village Outdoor Mall
Curved Steel Facades Add Modern Touch to Newly Redesigned Bridgeport Village Outdoor Mall

Bridgeport Village, an upscale outdoor mall in Tigard, Oregon recently underwent a $35 million dollar modernization and now features covered seating areas, a central courtyard area with new landscaping, a performance stage, updated building facades and about 20 new storefronts. Albina Co., Inc. was instrumental in helping the developers update the storefronts and bent various materials including:


2 lengths x 40 ft: W10 X 22# A992
Albina to roll all possible from each length (the easy way) to a 40’-4” centerline radius.

4 pcs of 3” X 3” X ¼” ANGLE A36
Albina to roll all possible from each length (leg in) to a 42’-7” outside radius.

3 lengths x 20 ft: 3” X 2” X ¼” ANGLE A36
Albina to roll all possible from each length (3” Leg in) to a 59’-1” outside radius.

3 lengths x 20 ft: 6” X 4” X 5/16” ANGLE A36
Albina to roll all possible from each length (4” Leg in) to a 59’-1” outside radius.

5 lengths x 20 ft: C10 X 20# A36
Albina to roll all possible from each length (flanges out) to radii ranging from 52’-7” – 59’-1”.

3 lengths x 20 ft: 3” X 2” X ¼” ANGLE A36
Albina to roll all possible from each length (2” Leg in) to a 58’-11” outside radius.

2 lengths x 20 ft: 3” X 3” X ¼” ANGLE A36
Albina to roll all possible from each length (Leg out) to a 52’-7” inside radius.

Bridgeport Village Curved Steel Storefront

Bridgeport Village Curved Steel Storefront

Bridgeport Village Curved Steel Storefront

Red Electric Curved Steel Trail Bridge Provides Pedestrians and Cyclists a Car-Free Scenic Route into SW Portland
Red Electric Curved Steel Trail Bridge Provides Pedestrians and Cyclists a Car-Free Scenic Route into SW Portland

Albina bent 10 lengths of 60-65 foot spans of wide flange W36 X 135# A709-50W the easy way to a radius range of 95 ft – 229 ft, depending on the length and section of the bridge. The Red Electric Bridge, located in Southwest Portland, provides pedestrians and cyclists with a direct, car-free link to the main streets of the area through a forested gulch.

Red Electric Pedestrian Trail Bridge Beams

Red Electric Pedestrian Trail Bridge SW Portland

Red Electric Pedestrian Trail Bridge

"Find Joy" Curved Steel Artwork Brings Joyful Color to New Rooftop Garden at the Kendell Center in Cambridge
"Find Joy" Curved Steel Artwork Brings Joyful Color to New Rooftop Garden at the Kendell Center in Cambridge

“Find Joy” was commissioned by Boston Properties for their new community rooftop garden at Kendall Center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The artwork was created by @creativemachines and Albina bent the following materials for the project.

Material: 6” SCH40 A53B ERW
6 lengths x 40 feet to net 15 pieces
Albina to cut and Bend only to net 2 hearts AND the letters J-O-Y.

Material: 6” SCH40 A53B ERW
10 pieces bent to a 24” centerline radius
1 piece bent to a 30” centerline radius
2 pieces rolled to form the Small Heart
2 pieces rolled to form the Large Heart

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

Feel Joy by Creative Machines at Kendell Center Rooftop Garden

 

Hayward Field Takes Home the 2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category
Hayward Field Takes Home the 2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category

The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and spaces. The award honors the world's best in buildings and spaces. Hayward Field has received the 2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category. 

Albina Co., Inc. “The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest” Albina Co., Inc. was thrilled to be an integral part of reconstructing Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Hayward Field is the world-class home to @OregonTF. Hayward Field is an Award-Winning Project!

2022 Popular Choice Architizer A+ Award in the Stadium and Arena Category

2021 @archpaper AN Best of Design Award in the Sports and Stadiums Category

Albina created the curved steel diaphragm used to support the roof structure and provided various bent materials to help construct the landmark tower at the northeast corner of the facility as well as the jumbotron. Designers wanted to create a structure that was open and airy, allowing spectators to enjoy great views and natural daylight, in an intimate environment.

Pipe: Hayward Field Roof

We rolled 600 lengths, varying from 28’-0” to 75’-6” long, of 14" OD X .375" / .500 WALL A500-18 GRADE B&C. That is 1,500,000# lot weight (750 tons) of rolled steel, 32 inbound trucks and 90 outbound trucks.

Plate: Hayward Field Roof

The 14” OD material was laid over the top of the plate that we bent for this project. We bent 300 lengths, varying from 3’-0” to 37’-0” long, of PLATE 1½" THICK X 16¾" WIDE A572 GR. 50 and PLATE 1½" THICK X 10" WIDE A572 GR. 50.

Metropolis Magazine Feature Article

University of Oregon Home Page

Construction/Erection Video

In addition, we provided various bent steel parts for general field enhancement and utilities at the newly renovated complex.

Our work was extremely precise, and we had zero rejected parts by the fabricator, Fought & Co., Inc.  In fact, they also informed us that when measuring the work points during fabrication, they never once had to heat up or adjust the bending. To make the erection process go smoothly, we marked every 3-4 feet on the centerline back of the pipe to assist in the layout process for the diagrid “fish-mouth” stubs, and up-stands for the roofing system.

Hayward Field University of Oregon

Hayward Field Curved Steel Roof Diaphragm

In addition to the iconic roof, the tower at Hayward creates a community landmark honoring the first 100 years of track and field at Oregon.

Hayward Field 187-foot tall Tower

We rolled 400 lengths for Alpha Iron, varying from 20’-0” to 60’-0” long, of Tube Steel 8" X 4" X .500" WALL A500 GR B, 8-5/8" OD X .625" WALL A500C WHEELED, 8-5/8" OD X .375" WALL A500C WHEELED, 8-5/8" OD X .250" WALL A500C WHEELED, and Flat Bar 3/8" X 4½" A36. That is 330,000# lot weight (165 tons) of rolled steel, 10 inbound trucks and 16 outbound trucks!

 

Hayward Field Tower University of Oregon

Tower at Hayward Field University of Oregon

Hayward Field Jumbotron

Albina bent 101,000# total pounds for this project for Alpha Iron. We bent 43 pieces (20 lens x 50 ft:  10¾" OD X .375" WALL A500 GR. C) to various radii ranging from 5'-3" up to 224'-4" all to AESS standards. We bent 27 pieces (19 lens x 60 ft:  12¾" OD X .375" WALL A500 GR. C) to various radii ranging from 5'-11" up to 208'-8" all to AESS standards. We bent 3 pieces (1 len x 42 ft:  12¾" OD X .500" WALL A500 GR. C) to a 4'-6" radius all to AESS standards.

A project for the record books for sure.


Hayward Field Jumbotron

Jumbotron at Hayward Field

University of Oregon Hayward Field Jumbotron

Photo credit Cheryl Sproul, Sophie Biegel and @brooke_smith_photography

Steel Solutions Help Launch Seattle's Space Needle Into the Future
Steel Solutions Help Launch Seattle's Space Needle Into the Future

Albina Co. Inc. bent the spiral staircases at the newly renovated Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The Space Needle's rotating glass floor, dubbed "The Loupe", is located just below the open-air observation deck and Albina Co., Inc. was the steel bender/roller for the custom spiral staircases connecting the two areas. The stair centilevers off concealed supports, so the staircase appears to float above the glass floor below thus creating a very unique experience for the visitors. 

Albina Co., Inc. bent 1" thick x 13 ¼" wide A572 GR 50 to yield three 180" pieces and three 144" pieces of rolled plate and 1" thick x 10-13/16" wide A572 GR 50 to yield one 80" piece of rolled plate. We also bent tube steel 10" x 6" x .625" WALL A500 GR B to a 11’ 6” inside plan view radius (the easy way).

More detailed information on the project can be found in the May 2022 Issue of Modern Steel

Space Needle Floating Spiral Staircase

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase at the Space Needle in Seattle

Steel Spiral Staircase at the Space Needle in Seattle

Space Needle Seattle, Washington