Cold-Formed Steel for Hotels

Our Experience

Iron Engineering provides cold-formed steel engineering, shop drawings and inspection services for contractors, panel manufacturers and architects. We have experience with all types of hotel projects, including loadbearing and panelization, and we know the unique challenges you may face during design and construction.

Types of Hotel Projects

We typically see three types of hotel construction projects. These include the following:

  • Non-load bearing repetitive facades
    Besides the typical exterior non-load bearing wall studs, we design a few unique windows that are used multiple times around the building. In this type of project, the floor-to-floor heights are often standardized.
  • Load bearing
    Using the efficiency of cold-formed steel, we’ve built many six-to-eight story load-bearing hotels. In these types of projects, the floor-to-floor and roofing materials may change. There tends to be heavier, stronger materials used on the lower floors and lightest material used on the upper flowers. Shear walls can vary from cold-formed steel to masonry.
  • Hotel Panel Projects
    Panel construction is the process of assembling sections of the walls and/or floors in a factory, shipping those panels to the construction site, and erecting them into place with a crane or lift at the project location. This process speeds up the construction timeline. At Iron Engineering, we have extensive experience designing panelized hotels and producing panel drawings for the panel fabricator.

We have the knowledge and expertise to handle any type of hotel project. We know what to look for and how to resolve any challenges early in the process so we can keep your project on track.

Recently Completed Hotel Projects
SpringHill Suites
Frederick, MD

Learn more about this recent construction project in historic Frederick, Maryland, which features 75,000 square feet of space that includes six stories load bearing and 118 rooms.

Candlewood Suites
Hartford, CT

The Hartford Candlewood Suites is an eight-story hotel in downtown Hartford near the new Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The 81-room hotel relies on cold-formed steel exterior wall framing spanning between the precast concrete slabs. Exterior walls are finished with EIFs. Iron Engineering provided the cold-formed steel structural engineering and shop drawings for the exterior walls on the project.

Cambria Suites
New Haven, CT

Iron Engineering provided the load bearing and panel design for this six-story 130-room hotel in downtown New Haven. Working with the framing contractor, Iron Engineering provided a panelized design option which allowed a faster construction process and helped with a limited laydown area at the site.

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