“Designing extensive and semi-extensive vegetated roofs for long-term performance” was named “Article of the Year” at the Construction Specifications Canada National Conference in Kelowna, B.C., earning the 2017 F. Ross Browne Award. The article, co-authored along with Kees Govers, was written to encourage consultants and contractors to think about their designs and implementations related to vegetated roofs in such a way that systems can perform as long as the building is in use.
The article is a review of:
- Budgeting and design
- Water and irrigation
- Wind uplift and high rises
- Designing for special problem areas, such as vents, dead air spaces and reflected light
- Sun and shade tolerances
- Vegetated roof system details
- Quality in the bidding and awarding of projects
- Installation and care during construction
- Vegetation and overburden warranties
- Post Installation Maintenance training
- Monitoring long term maintenance
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