Comfort Suites

HotelSt. Louis, Missouri

A Faster Timeline and Cleaner Site

The original floor system that was chosen for this five-storey hotel required extensive shoring for multiple levels, hindering the other trades from completing their aspects of the project in a timely manner (framing, drywall, plumbing, electrical). The footings were almost complete when the general contractor decided to use iSPAN Systems.

Using Building Information Modelling, iSPAN’s team was able to adjust the wall heights and cross sections for the general contractor, then stamp the plans valid for the state of Missouri which helped the building department.

Combined with ICF construction methods, the hotel is rated a non-combustible type II construction that will reduce energy and insurance costs. After the roof was completed, the insurance company came in and re-inspected the property. They increased the property value by $1,000,000!

Project Details


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Products Used

Composite TotalJoist and wall panels

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Project Highlights

Speed of Construction

The general contractor made a last-minute decision to switch to iSPAN’s Composite TotalJoist and wall panels, and it made a huge difference for the construction timeline. By eliminating the need for shoring, Composite TotalJoist shaved off months of the overall construction timeline.

Ease of Use on the Jobsite

General labourers were able to easily, safely and quickly erect the wall panels, and Composite TotalJoist systems. With no shoring required, the site was also safer and easier to manage.

A Hospitality First

This Comfort Suites hotel is the first hotel in the USA and Canada that uses ICF and iSPAN’s Composite TotalJoist floor system.


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