Added by on 2018-05-26

No longer can the green roof be deleted from a project due to failure to comply with the fire code. After three years in the making from members of Single Ply Roofing Industry in cooperation with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), we now have a green roof design guide for minimizing the risk of fire on green roofs. The securing of a place in mainstream construction through the International Code Council (ICC) has resulted in a milestone for the North American green roof movement. Fire concerns are only half of the code story as the wind design guide is still progressing through the ANSI process – we must overcome both the wind and the fire obstacle. Kelly Luckett, President of Green Roof Blocks, moderates and shares his experiences representing GRHC with the consensus based ANSI/SPRI VF-1 and RP-14 standards. Jim Kirby, NRCA’s AED, Technical Communications, provides NRCA commentary about building codes, vegetative roofs and RP-14. Mike Ennis, Technical Director for SPRI, speaks to SPRI’s leadership leadership in the development of fire and wind standards and experience in the building code arena. Related PostsVS2011 – Panel Session “Greenroofs: Wind & Fire” with Kelly Luckett, Mike Ennis & Jim KirbyPanel Session “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One”Panel Session – Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best PracticesRoof Truss || Dead Load || Live Load || Wind Load Calculations part – 1Daniels B.E.S.T. Lecture: Green Roof Gurus PanelWind Loading Example: Calculating Pressure on Roof | Structural Design & Loading

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