SGH analyzed the existing roof structure and determined the structure could adequately support the proposed garden. As part of our evaluation, we considered the effects of different growing seasons and the impact of seasonal loads, such as snow.
Working closely with our client and the contractor, SGH helped develop a layout and set parameters that they could implement to safely construct and operate their farm. Highlights of our layout design include the following:
Locating planting beds to avoid damming or blocking roof drains
Establishing a planting arrangement to fit within the capacity of the existing roof
Strategically placing planting beds based on their weight to maximize the usable rooftop space