Designing Green Roofs for Hurricane Impacts

Start Date
07/27/2018
End Date
07/27/2018
Description
Green roofs are not yet approved for the Florida Building Code by the Florida Building Commission (FBC) because there is concern that they are vulnerable to high-speed wind velocity damage and transport. Through a grant from FEMA and the FBC, UF researchers conducted full-scale outdoor trials to research the effects of hurricane-force winds on green roof assemblies. Built-in-place and modular trays were planted with a variety of species and subjected to incremental winds up to 120 mph. Pull-out tests were also performed to learn anchoring qualities of plants.
Location
Bonita Springs, FL
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Green Roofs
Health, Safety and Welfare
No
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
To learn how hurricane-force winds affect roofs and green roof assemblies; To learn about UF's full-scale trials to research the impacts of wind uplift on green roof assemblies; To learn the results of plant material selections' performance in the research trials; To learn how design decisions can limit the effects of high-velocity wind uplift and the impacts upon green roofs; To provide for an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share information
Instructors
Glenn Acomb
Website Registration
Course Codes
Course # 0011010
Provider
FL|ASLA


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