Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg Structural Design
Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg, PA
Stahl Sheaffer provided structural engineering services for the new Fairfield Inn by Marriot at the Harrisburg International Airport. The four-story structure has a base footprint of 17,400 square feet and is designed to have a total of 123 guest rooms. The structure consists of hollow core precast floor and roof planks supported on reinforced concrete masonry walls and structural steel framing. The radial profile of the main entry porte cochere was designed using pre-engineered wood to frame the canopy roof and a structural steel tube support structure.
The hotel, expected to open in September 2018, is currently under construction and will be unlike a typical Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel, with a focus on soundproofing and a flight schedule in the lobby for guests to keep track of their flights. The flight schedule is tied into the airports system, so guests will conveniently be updated on whether their flights are on time or delayed. Features of the hotel also include a small market, business center, fitness center, and bar. Read more on Penn Live.