Who doesn't want a beautiful rooftop garden atop their building? Looking out over NYC from above, it's a wonder why the vast majority of available roofspace is unused & dreary. But alot of dreams are deflated when building structures wind up being too weak to support any type of green space without expensive reinforcement.
This class will provide the audience with a basic understanding of common NYC building structures, & the tools & knowledge to make a rooftop farm or general green space possible on a variety of budgets. Combining realistic expectations with a coactive & open-minded team of design professionals is the bridge betweendreams & reality - to turn grey into green.
We will cover:
Successful rooftop green space - a range of examples
Possibilities for your building - what's legal
The Department of Buildings & your Certificate of Occupancy
Understanding common building structures & loads
The anatomy of a successful design team
How to select & work with your structural engineer
Tools to maximize your greenspace from layout optimization to load reduction
Step by step project case study
About the Instructor: Eugene Gurevich, PE, LEED AP, is a Senior Structural Engineer at RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC, as well as a guest lecturer at City College of New York.
*This class is brand new & in the process of obtaining AIA certification for 1-hour continuing education credit (AIA CES); attendees will be able to receive certificates as soon as the process is complete.