Sustainable, permeable, concrete unit paving is a long-respected solution for stormwater management in large parking areas. However, a new era in permeable paver systems creates design potential that is much wider in application and more aesthetically diverse than parking lot applications. Moving well beyond parking lots, the potential for permeable paver systems has expanded to include promenades, plazas, park hardscapes, walkways, entry courtyards, and other important outdoor spaces. Thanks to modern and ever expanding finishes, colors, shapes, sizes and technologies, designers no longer need to compromise their design intent to provide sustainable permeability for these applications.
Not all concrete paving materials are created equal. To withstand harsh environments and heavy use with minimal color and surface wear, paving products should employ the latest technologies and manufacturing processes available. This will ensure that the architect, landscape architect, or engineer is specifying highly durable concrete pavers. Today, the range of color and finish options are greater than ever before, allowing the designer to explore creative options with a supportive manufacturer. This course explores how to recognize, design, and build with the highest quality concrete pavers available in the industry.
Roof Deck Hardscape Systems Provide Outdoor Amenity Solutions for Multifamily Properties (Print Course)
Roof decks and terraces are now a must-have amenity in multifamily buildings and are easily added without increasing the building footprint by building out underutilized roof spaces.
Roof decks provide outdoor spaces that are easily accessible to residents and can be designed to accommodate social and recreational needs. Roof deck hardscape systems act to protect the roof from the elements while providing additional usable space for gathering and entertaining in a unique outdoor setting. There are a variety of products and materials that are utilized in the design and construction of roof gardens and decks.
This course will review multifamily market demands, basic types of roof systems, and the range of hardscaping products available to designers.
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