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Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure

Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure

By Susan Weiler, Katrin Scholz-Barth

Learn everything you need to know about green roofing and building over structures!

Price: $75.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9780471674955
Year: 2009
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 320
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


This unique guide goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. Green Roof Systems offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

This book is loaded with valuable information and context of the larger picture of green roofs from concept to planning. The structure of the book guides a reader through systems, materials, documentation, structure, bidding and construction, and touching on liability and maintenance.

If you need to find out all there is on green roofing systems, you need this practical guide!

Table of Contents:

  1. Replenishing our Diminishing Resources: Integrating Landscape and Architecture
  2. Beyond the Property Line: Ecological, Economic, Spatial, and Social Benefits of Green Roofs
  3. Envisioning Green Roof Systems: From City Scale to Project Scale
  4. Green Roof Systems at the Project Scale: Site and Architectural Considerations
  5. Considerations in Developing Structural Systems for Green Roof Systems
  6. Component Parts: Inert and Dynamic
  7. Putting the Parts Together: The Design and Documentation Process
  8. The Bidding and Construction Porocess
  9. Minimizing Potential Mistakes: Understanding Design, Product, Warranty, Liability and Insurance
  10. Maintenance Requirements and Performance Evaluation
  11. Index