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At five stories, The Radiator led a surge of mid-rise mass timber buildings in the U.S. The extensive use of wood begins with the building’s structure: gravity loads are handled through a system of glulam beams and columns, and light wood-frame walls provide the structure’s shear capacity. A thick timber decking creates the structural floor diaphragm, and its lightness relative to other building materials translates into a more efficient and resilient overall structural system. The Radiator is fully sprinklered, which allowed the design team to put the structural system on display; beams, columns, and the underside of the floor decking are left exposed, contributing to the interior’s contemporary industrial character.
Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Heavy Timber Decking
Senior Project Manager
Principal and Owner