Cold-Formed Steel for Fast Food & Restauraunts

Our Experience

Iron Engineering provides cold-formed steel engineering, shop drawings and inspection services for contractors, panel manufactures and architects. We have worked on many projects within the food service industry and know how to deal with the unique challenges you may face during the construction process.


Similar to banks, food service projects often have a drive-thru and walk-up entrance and are typically small, standalone structures that aren’t part of a retail plaza. Here are some of the potential challenges that can come with these types of projects:

  • Tall parapets, usually the result of a functioning kitchen
  • Heavy mechanical equipment on the roof
  • Large requirements for the coordination of mechanical equipment

When we take on projects in the food service industry, we’re prepared with a short list of items we want to check right away with the architect or engineer of record. Some of these projects are even constructed completely with light gauge material. We have the experience, and we know how to resolve these challenges early in the process so we can keep your project on track.

Recently Completed Restaurant Projects
West Falls Plaza, NJ

Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel design for this 2,000-square foot stand-alone restaurant. The project had structural steel bar joists bearing on cold-formed steel walls and shear walls.

Norwich Restaurant and Retail Shell
Norwich, CT

Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel shop drawings and design of the non-load bearing exterior wall framing for this 7,000-square foot multi-tenant project.

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