This course will provide design professionals, contractors, and planners, who already have a basic understanding of green roofs, with the knowledge to determine the appropriate green roof system, design performance criteria, installation and maintenance. Students will be exposed to leading edge information on materials, design details, and implementation methods. The course presents regionally-relevant solutions supported by the current research at the Centre for the Advancement of Green Roof Technology (CAGRT). Through a project, students will integrate the lectures with practical hands-on activities. Students will further apply their knowledge through case study discussions and a tour of the BCIT Green Roof Research Facility.
This course will run over four Wednesday evenings and one full day Saturday. This course will be held inside the NE3 building at the Burnaby campus.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Evaluate the feasibility and options for green roofs, for new and existing roof installations.
Propose the most appropriate green roof design to match design purpose, environmental mandate, and site/climatic conditions.
Select appropriate plant material and product choices for the roof environment, soil type/depth, roof functions, and visual criteria.
Apply knowledge of the specific technical function of green roof components to an understanding of the roofing system's design and its performance as a whole through the development of construction plans and details.
Develop a project management timeline for an efficient green roof installation.
Create an establishment maintenance plan and long term care requirements.
Effective as of Fall 2006
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