Modular green roof systems in mid-rise multifamily residential units

Vo, Tuan, Prevatt, David O., Agdas, Duzgun, & Acomb, Glenn (2013) Modular green roof systems in mid-rise multifamily residential units. In 1st Residential Building Design and Construction Conference (RBDCC), February 20-21, 2013, The Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, PA.

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This paper presents the results of a full-scale research project undertaken to assess scour losses/gains for modular tray green roof specimens placed on a mock-up building, and identify important factors to consider for wind design criteria. Visual assessment of the experimental results showed that usage of vegetation, parapet height, wind direction, and test duration were the predominant factors affecting scour resistance of the growth media in tested specimens. Statistical analysis results indicated that the differences in soil losses measured among Phase 2’s test trials were more significant than those in Phase 1. This was attributed to the lack of parapet, cornering wind conditions, and longer test duration found in Phase 2. Findings presented in this paper constitute a benchmark for future research to improve the knowledge gap that exists in green roof wind design.

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ID Code: 73337
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9781623070007
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 23:36
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 01:54

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