Green Roof Installation in Manhattan

We have been commissioned by a company in Manhattan to do a green roof. The first step was to do an engineer’s report, price analysis and 3D drawings.

With that information they will have the ammunition to move the process to the next step of installing the roof.

Here is the inspection and drawings.

The DOB lost the building plans so our engineer had to go into the ceiling and do a visual inspection.

We measured the supports:

Once we knew what load the roof could take we designed the green roof:

Then we turned them into 3d images:

Like all our jobs we try to create synergies, with special attention to community and education. So in this design we incorporated a green house where people can plant fruit and vegetables. We also have a section we left empty so the building can have classes to learn how to install a green roof.

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  1. Gennaro Brooks-Church - June 2, 2009 at 10:30 am

    The gate is to keep people away from the street wall. Safety reasons. The demo area is a staging area to do little mock layers of green roof and store student materials. They might do permanent stuff too. Basically a space to play in.

  2. Kent Martin - June 2, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Why is the northern planting separated by locked gate? Does the demonstration section get built and rebuilt for the classes? or do the building classes install permanent green roof sections?

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