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Green Roofs and Plaza Decks

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Energy savings, storm water retention, and aesthetic benefits are driving forces behind the growth of green roofs. Significant performance improvements in root resistance, drainage layers, waterproofing membranes, and lightweight growing media and plants have increased service lives to 40+ years. This presentation will review various sub-grade waterproofing, plaza deck assemblies, and green roof technology. We will analyze various types of materials, including pre-manufactured membranes, spray-on or brush-applied coatings, and expandable and/or injectable waterstops. This presentation will focus on design concepts, detailing, surface preparations, application methods, and troubleshooting for typical below-grade and roof level waterproofing concerns.

Terrence A. DaCosta, senior project engineer, Gale Associates
Edward J. Stewart RRC, senior associate, Gale Associates

For those who qualify, 2.0 LU/HSWs are available.

This session is part of the BSA Summer CE Workshop series, which provides opportunities to earn HSW credits before the state licensing deadline on August 31. Stay up to date on industry issues with these professional workshops, offered Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17, 2018. BSA members save 50 percent and have their credits reported on their AIA transcript.