Wilmington Riverfront Hyatt Place & Riverfront Events

Game Changer: New travel accommodations and event venue on Hotel Row

The newly constructed Wilmington Riverfront Hyatt Place & Riverfront Events is a development along the Christina River and “Hotel Row,” a regional hub for traveling professionals and event goers. The 86,000-sf facility comprises of a six-story hotel with 114 guest rooms, a 350-seat banquet hall, a restaurant, meeting spaces, and fitness center.

DCI+MacINTOSH Engineers designed the steel and cold form metal framing (CFMF) plans for the events hall and hotel. The team utilized an innovative composite joist system called Ecospan and successfully combined the system with the floor framing, which resulted in quick construction time.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Project Highlights

  • The engineering team designed masonry shafts as lateral systems for the building, which limited the use of strap bracing in the CFMF wall system.
  • 6,000-sf patio overlooking the Christina River.
  • Features a 5,200-sf event space.
  • Hotel took only 14 months to build.

Project Awards

  • 2020 Excellence in Construction, GC/CM $20M-$30M, ABC Delaware
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Robert MacIntosh

Principal, Wilmington


I love to solve problems – Sudoku puzzles, crosswords, cryptograms, brain teasers. Then, there’s combining problem solving with math, drawings and construction that is our trade by nature. By never settling for ‘cookie cutter’ solutions, but instead developing tailored engineering designs specific to each project… well, that makes for a very rewarding career.”

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