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Weiler, Susan / Scholz-Barth, Katrin
Green Roof Systems
A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Construction of Landscapes over Structure

1. Edition June 2009
77.90 Euro
2009. 320 Pages, Hardcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-0-471-67495-5 - John Wiley & Sons

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Short description
Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement to provide solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. Focusing on the technical aspects of roof systems, their components, and applications, this guide covers the entire process, from planning and collaboration to stormwater management, the relationship between the building and the site, structural and sub-surface systems, site elements, planting and paving systems, waterproofing, and other aspects of creating healthy and functional landscapes that ecologically enrich urban areas and protect watersheds.

From the contents
Chapter 1: Replenishing our Diminishing Resources: Integrating Landscape and Architecture.

Chapter 2: Beyond the Property Line: Ecological, Economic, Spatial, and Social Benefits of Green Roofs.

Chapter 3: Envisioning Green Roof Systems: From City Scale to Project Scale.

Chapter 4: Green Roof Systems at the Project Scale: Site and Architectural Considerations.

Chapter 5: Considerations in Developing Structural Systems for Green Roof Systems.

Chapter 6: Component Parts: Inert and Dynamic.

Chapter 7: Putting the Parts Together: The Design and Documentation Process.

Chapter 8: The Bidding and Construction Porocess.

Chapter 9: Minimizing Potential Mistakes: Understanding Design, Product, Warranty, Liability and Insurance.

Chapter 10: Maintenance Requirements and Performance Evaluation.




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