Designing Amenity Rooftops: Complexity, Coordination, and Conflict Avoidance

November 13, 2018
Publication: Building Envelope Technology Symposium

Rooftop amenity spaces can offer building owners significant value. Successfully incorporating these spaces into the design of a rooftop requires thorough coordination, given the convergence of cross-disciplinary design requirements, complexity of amenity overburden materials (e.g., pavers, pools, vegetative roofing, etc.), and dimensional constraints associated with the roof plan and roof assembly depth. This presentation explores key roof amenity design decisions that warrant scrutiny early in the design phase, including waterproofing selection, drainage coordination, energy conservation, fire resistance, wind resistance, maintenance and fall protection, and associated building code requirements in both new and retrofit applications. 

Keywords: Roofing