1040 W. Fulton Featured on the Wood Products Council Website
Located in Chicago’s Fulton Market district, a neighborhood packed with historic timber lofts and former meatpacking warehouses, 1040 West Fulton is one of the first multi-story timber office buildings built in Chicago in over 50 years. At the time of the project, the Chicago Building Code allowed a prescriptive path for mass timber construction, but no specific allowances for new technologies such as glulam, CLT, and NLT. The owner, engineers, and design team met with the City of Chicago building officials several times, together with WoodWorks and other wood industry experts. They presented code equivalencies and fire test data and answered questions raised by the City. Now complete, the five-story, 42,000-sf building includes four floors of offices—including two occupied by the owner/contractor, Summit Design + Build—plus ground-level retail and basement parking. The basement and first floor are Type I-A construction, and the floors above are Type III-A heavy timber. Glulam columns, girders, and beams comprise the framing system, and the floor assembly includes a two-inch topping slab. Exterior walls have steel columns and beams that support the brick cladding. The building is fully sprinklered.
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