ALOFT EASTON TOWN CENTER
Columbus, OH
65,000 SQ FT of Timberless-44 with Structural Load Bearing Wall Panels
5 story, 4 levels of CFS Panels

The Aloft Easton Town Center is the hospitality center of the new $500 million expansion of Easton Town Center, one of the country's premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. 30 million people visit Easton Town Center annually. 

The 16-acre mixed-use addition to Easton Town Center will include new shopping, dining, a public green space for events, Aloft Hotel and residential units to accomodate for the growing population in the area. 

Designed as a stylish, boutique hotels, the Aloft brand is recognized for distinctive modern design, innovative accessible technology and unique focus on music, food and beverage that combines luxury with affordability. This particular Aloft will feature 136 rooms and a 7,500 square-foot restaurant. Additional amenities include a fitness center, swimming pool and event space. 

The Critical Path

The developer, Olshan Properties, was in need of expertise in schedule savings and just in time deliveries on the centerpiece of their major development. With a project start during the busiest shopping seasons of the year just following Thanksgiving, scheduling was critical with very small delivery windows. With a multitude of major construction projects occurring simultaneously, construction speed was also a factor.

Advantages to Using Cold-Formed Steel

The All Steel Mid-Rise Timberless-44 floor system with load bearing wall panels was selected for its speed of erection, solving schedule constraints, system weight and ease of coordination with MEPs.

To ensure each delivery exceeds quality standards, every All Steel panel goes through a four step quality control process. For ease and speed of installation, every panel has its own drawing and is tagged and numbered with orientation details. Once in place, the iSPAN TotalJoist component of the Timberless-44 provides efficiencies in installation with pre-drilled areas allowing for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades to quickly install. This process dramatically reduces the schedule, allowing the hotel to open sooner and begin producing revenue.

All Steel’s portion of the project will be completed in March of 2020. The hotel is scheduled to open in November of 2020.




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