Doubletree Hotel

Location: Evansville, IN

Client Issue: With 241 rooms and 12.000 square feet of just event space, the DoubleTree by Hilton project going up in the center of downtown Evansville was a project that required a panel fabricator with immense capacity. Besides ascending five stories into the Indiana sky and featuring a Sky Bridge directly connecting visitors to the Old National Events Plaza, the flagship project’s city location made bringing in panel trailers a tricky feat.

FrameCo’s Solution: Our team fabricated 185,543 square feet of wall panels and supplied floor joists all within the project timeline. With the heavy structural loads on the building, we fastened full sheets of metal to our shear wall panels in lieu of the standard x-bracing in order to give the massive building the strength it needed. FrameCo delivered panels from trucks that had to be unloaded in a different location every time, working with busy roads on all sides. In addition, our design team fabricated unique inbed plates to streamline installation in a design-engineering method never been done before!

Total sq. feet of material: 185,545

Client’s Thoughts: “The team did a great job working with us through the design phase which had its complications due to the project being in a seismic zone. FrameCo’s expertise with panels and preconstruction allowed us to avoid pitfalls that can occur when using heavier gauge metal studs. Their build process was quick and allowed us to get from concrete to under roof in a little under three months. I would recommend FrameCo to anyone panelizing wall systems.” -Grant Weber, Performance Contracting Inc.

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