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Chautauqua Harbor Hotel

Premium Project Location Calls For Unique Lightweight Solution

Matsen Ford Design Associates was tasked with the structural design of a mid-rise hotel along the shoreline of Chautauqua Lake in Celeron, New York. Their initial site study reviews determined that the soil conditions were not prime for the weight of a traditional poured concrete structure. Informed, the engineering team began to design a lightweight structure, and evaluated the USG Structural Panel Concrete Subfloor as a component of that design. The USG panel’s published testing data demonstrated the product would perform as needed – adding relatively limited weight to the structure, while delivering a structurally safe and durable design.  

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People Involved

Susan Debinski Engineer, Matsen Ford Design Associates

Mike Law uperintendent, Gypsum Systems

Michael Inman USG

Special Factors

"The soil here was unable to hold the necessary weight of traditional concrete. Without USG panels, we’d be stuck with extra weight and cost." - Susan Debinski