Rooftop decks create valuable living and recreational space for building owners, residents, and clients. Accommodating restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and everything from residential to government buildings, rooftop deck systems offer the design flexibility to create versatile, unique outdoor spaces over any structural surface. This course explores the features, surface materials, and design options for rooftop deck systems and provides an overview of recommended planning and installation guidelines.
- Identify the key features of pedestal deck supports, including their weight bearing capacities, durability, and height/slope adjustability, that enable precise deck leveling and a safe, structurally sound rooftop deck.
- Recall appropriate installation conditions for rooftop decking systems, including guidelines to facilitate durable and level deck construction, that meets structural, loading, and building code requirements.
- Discuss the benefits of rooftop deck systems and their site furnishings, the environmental attributes of the materials used, and the health benefits to building occupants.
- Describe customization options for rooftop decking systems, and reference case studies to illustrate how a unique, usable outdoor space can be installed over any structural surface.