Building Smart Hotels With Cold-Formed Steel

Marriot Hotel Kanata, ON - TotalFraming & Composite TotalJoist Project

Improving how hotels are built is one of the fastest-growing areas in the construction industry. With ‘smart’ technologies being incorporated in every possible way to enhance the experiences of guests and make hotel operations as efficient as possible, cold-formed steel is now crucial in every build.

Cold-formed steel is a remarkable material that is already well-known and loved by contractors across North America. We are leading the way with Totaljoist, a cold-formed steel floor joist that offers a robust, simplified framing solution compared to traditional wood or steel joists.

TotalJoist is installed similarly to wood I-joists, with superior strength and structural integrity of steel. Combined with a layer of stay-in-place formwork and concrete, our premium Composite TotalJoist flooring system is an absolute game-changer.

Let’s take a closer look at just some ways that cold-formed steel products are being used to make hotel construction faster, smarter and better than ever.

Cold-Formed Steel Joists = a Structure That Does More With Less

The cold-formed steel joists made by leading manufacturer Bailey Metal Products have a high strength-to-weight ratio and can support loads far better than wood or concrete. 

This ability to span longer distances, hold more weight, and strengthen hotel structures helps ensure guest safety, helps hotels last longer, and provides architects with design options they could never have imagined before. 

Our flooring systems can help everyone from developers to architects to engineers and beyond.

Doghouse Hotel Canal Winchester, Ohio - Composite TotalJoist Project

Reducing Health & Safety Issues with Cold-Formed Steel

Cold-formed steel joists are faster, lighter, and easier to install than many other options like concrete and structural steel, resulting in fewer safety hazards.

Hotel owners will also benefit from fewer issues over the lifespan of the hotel. Each component in a cold-formed steel joist is manufactured to complete uniformity, reducing inconsistencies that could compromise the building’s structure. It also costs less – cold-formed steel proactively addresses maintenance, reducing damage from water, insects and rodents, which also enhances the safety and longevity of the hotel.

Doghouse Hotel Columbus, Ohio - Composite TotalJoist Project

Building Smart Flooring Systems

Flooring in hotels and other multi-residential structures is an essential element that impacts the look and functionality of large buildings.

Cold-formed steel smart flooring systems reduce vibrations through our proprietary software and calibrations that involve 3d modelling. This data-driven approach to hotel design increases guest comfort and improves operational efficiency while greatly assisting in pre-construction planning.

And say “Goodbye” to many of your bulkheads. Our smart cold-formed steel joists have large pre-punched service holes to allow for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and communication lines to be neatly run through holes in joists without compromising the structural integrity of the building.

Providing Precision in Modular Construction

Cold-formed steel joists are essential in modular or prefabricated construction within the hospitality industry. Their precision in manufacturing and ease of assembly make them perfect for modular units that require strength and speed. 

Marriot Hotel Kanata, ON - TotalFraming & Composite TotalJoist Project

Building Smarter Hotels With Cold-Formed Steel Joists

TotalJoist’s cold-formed steel joists are as essential to hotels as integrating advanced digital technologies. 

To learn more about how our flooring systems are leading the way for hospitality and multi-residential construction, reach out to our team for a discussion.


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