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 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 meet structural, loading, and building code requirements.
- Discuss the characteristics and environmental attributes of rooftop deck systems and their site furnishings, which contribute to the well-being and health of building occupants.
- Describe how modular rooftop decking systems can be used to design creative custom deck options, and reference case studies to demonstrate how a unique, usable outdoor space can be installed over any structural surface.