Terms to know when working with green roofs

By Frank Edgerton Martin Here are some terms to be familiar with when working with green roofs. Overburden The technical term for everything installed to cover the waterproofing membrane. When writing specifications, designers refer to the “vegetated overburden” in lieu of “green roof” Intensive and extensive green roofs Intensive</strong A green roof with deeper soil …

Print production specifications

Click on the image on right to enlarge. General information The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) provides these specifications to ensure quality standards in advertisement print reproduction and the integration of digital content into our publications. IFAI publications are printed completely with computer-to-plate technology (CTP). Please do not send film. Digital specifications IFAI publications are …

Connection details

When forces converge within a tension structure, the connections between each of the three systems —fabric membrane, supporting structure and tensioned cables— are critical to a successful design. The conditions of transferring loads from one of these systems to another can be grouped into edges, linear supports, point supports, corner supports, masts and base plates. …

Aquaquest living wall technical data

Source: Randy Sharp, Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc. Living walls can be designed and planted for color and variety throughout the year. In the spring at Aquaquest’s wall, the wintergreen and evergreen huckleberries flower with white blossoms that stand out against the bright green foliage on the spiny wood fern and the licorice ferns. …

Current code activity

By Juli Case Flammability specification revision NFPA 701 is one of the most commonly cited U.S. flammability standards in the specialty fabrics industry, and is entering into its 2010 revision cycle. Proposals were due in May 2008, with revision work taking place throughout 2009. the revision cycle includes an opportunity to comment on proposals. Contact: …