Fire Clay Apartments
Salt Lake City, UT
The Fireclay Apartment project is a HUD project located in Murray, UT. The buildings are wood-framed 3 and 4-story structures with entry towers at the breezeways. Unique design features include offsetting walls on the 4th floor and entry towers at the breezeways. In addition, the clubhouse building has 3-stories of stacked bearing and shear walls that are discontinuous at the 2nd level over the clubhouse. The second-floor framing was made with steel beams and columns to support the floors above. The design also includes a wood diaphragm to help redistribute the seismic loads to the stiffer lateral force resisting shear walls.