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Redefining Rooftops: Understanding Rooftop Deck Systems
May 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Rooftop decks create valuable living and recreational space for building owners, residents, and clients. Accommodating restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and everything from residential to government buildings, rooftop deck systems offer the design flexibility to create versatile, unique outdoor spaces over any structural surface. This course explores the features, surface materials, and design options for rooftop deck systems and provides an overview of recommended planning and installation guidelines.
This course is part of the Landscape Architecture Webinar Symposium. Exteriors have become more important to the overall site designs as our lives become more engaged with the outdoors and public spaces have become so important. Landscape Architecture is an important aspect of the design process and we are gathering experts to share their knowledge and best practices as it relates to this design area.
- Identify the key features of deck supports, including their weight bearing capacities, durability, and height and slope adjustability, that enable precise deck leveling and a safe, structurally sound rooftop deck.
- Recall appropriate installation conditions for rooftop decking systems, and provide installation guidelines to facilitate a durable and level deck installation that meets structural, loading, and building code requirements.
- Discuss the benefits of rooftop deck systems and their site furnishings, including the health benefits to building occupants and the environmental attributes of the materials used.
- Describe customization options for rooftop decking systems, and reference case studies to illustrate how a unique, usable outdoor space can be installed over any structural surface.