Green Roofs and Amenity Decks: Structural Loads and Fire Safety

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Accessible green roofs and amenity spaces are a high growth segment of the global green roof market, which is expected to reach $21.7 billion by 2025. This growth has led to a change in perception: what traditionally has been considered inaccessible and unusable rooftop space, is now being re-envisioned for its social and economic value.
Green spaces and amenity areas are being added to the architectural designs of a variety of building types, including healthcare facilities, offices, hotels, and urban residential housing, without increasing the building’s structural footprint.
With the addition of people, plants, furniture, and activities to rooftops, it is important to ensure that these elements do not compromise the roof’s structural capacity and these rooftop spaces are designed with fire safety in mind.
This continuing education introductory course, Green Roofs and Amenity Decks: Structural Loads and Fire Safety, aims to provide the design professional with resources and strategies to safely structurally load and design a fire safe green roof/amenity deck project.
Nashville, TN
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Green Roofs
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
Discuss dead, live, and transient loading and the impact of wind forces upon green roofs and amenity decks

Explain how different types of green roof systems, green roof growing media, vegetation, and roof top amenity components contribute to structural roof loading and how material choice can affect roof loads

Incorporate 5 fire safety measures into a green roof or amenity deck design that provide the required resistance to the spread of fire

Utilize ANSI resources and ASTM specifications for fire safe growing media and vegetation
Ken Himmler, National Sales Mgr., Greenrise Technologies
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Greenrise Technologies

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