United Winthrop Tower Cooperative: Fire Safety Upgrades

Location: Chicago, IL
Client: United Winthrop Tower Cooperative

Project scope of work: Winthrop Tower is a 19-story, multi-family residential building that was originally constructed in 1961. This project required several changes to the existing construction within the building in order to comply with code requirements. The existing mechanical access area above the Daycare Center kitchen was not properly constructed and required the identification of approved materials/assemblies that would achieve the proper fire ratings. Working closely with the Owner and their facilities’ maintenance personnel, we were able to develop a design solution that satisfied code requirements and create a safe work area for maintenance personnel.