In late 2010, an eleven story Holiday Inn hotel was converted from a cast-in-place project to a steel and precast project using Deltabeams and Peikko connectors. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, the project manager and contractor, wanted to increase the speed of construction and maintain a high level of structural quality.
Slim Floor Hotel
Peikko Canada, a subsidiary of the Peikko Group, signed a contract with Stuart Olson Dominion Construction to supply a total of 1.1 kilometres of Deltabeam, a revolutionary product developed by the company.The Deltabeam chosen by Stuart Olson Dominion offers a total floor thickness of fourteen inches, providing a fire resistance of two hours. The Deltabeam was chosen for the eleven storey building principally for its rapid construction time. The use of other Peikko connectors placed inside precast concrete columns and walls also contributes to reducing construction time.
The first deliveries for the project will began in August 2010. The Peikko structure was chosen at first for the parking levels as no down stands were needed under the slabs and no additional fire protection was needed under the beam, providing a significant increase in parking space. The tight construction schedule was the main factor for choosing Deltabeams and precast elements.
The structural design was handled by Wolfrom Engineering Ltd, a company with extensive experience in large scale precast structure designs. Furthermore, Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd. was chosen for the supply of hollow core slabs and Haywood Concrete Products Ltd. for the precast columns. Haywood has previous experience with Peikko connectors, having used them in similar applications.