McClone Construction is experienced in the construction of high-rise and mid-rise hotel structures. The knowledge we have gained over the years, gives us the ability to see potential problems and offer new solutions to our clients. This allows us to correct conflicts before construction begins, keeping your project on track and under budget.
High-Rise Hotels constructed of reinforced concrete predominately consist of two-way post-tensioned slabs supported by columns and walls with bay widths ranging from 20’ to 30’ depending on the seismic and vertical load requirements. The floor layouts in most High-Rise Hotels tend to be very repetitious. Due to the repeating pattern of the structural frame, most forms for these types of projects are heavily ganged. Because the forms can be re-used numerous times, project cost and schedule can be enhanced. If the bays are arranged and aligned properly, most suspended slabs are constructed using a Flying-Form which allow the entire bay to be formed and stripped in one piece. Flying-Forms can be ganged up in several different ways, ranging from the traditional truss flyers to column hung. The lower levels of High-Rise Hotels typically have higher floor to floor heights to accommodate meeting rooms, ballrooms, retail shops and a lobby area.
Mid-Rise Hotels like High-Rise Hotels are predominately made up of two-way post-tensioned slabs supported by columns and walls with bay widths ranging from 20’ to 30’ depending on the seismic and vertical load requirements. Since most Mid-Rise structures consist of less than 8 floors, there tends to be less repetition with regard to the structural elements. This lack of repetition prompts the use of less ganged forming systems and in most cases promotes slightly higher forming costs than High-Rise Hotels unless the footprint of the structure is large enough to replicate the same level of reuse inherent in High-Rise Hotels. Mid-Rise Hotels do not typically have extensive high open areas on the entry level like High-Rise Hotels because they do not normally have extensive meeting rooms and other amenities found in larger hotels.