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.