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    Hi to everyone!
    I have to do a plain “green roof” where people can walk on (like the one in the foto), but I really don't know how much high the soil should be in order to support such activity....
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    challenging project!

    is that photo real or a model?

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    • #3
      Actually it's a photo taken from the web as an example...It looks like an existing building to me...

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      • #4
        Rouser, weirdly just had a CPD from a company that do this today

        http://www.spectraroof.co.uk/pages/p...105&ProdID=197

        follow the link to the pdf theres quite a lot of info in there

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rouser View Post
          Actually it's a photo taken from the web as an example...It looks like an existing building to me...
          The image is of the roof of Chicago City Hall

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rouser View Post
            Actually it's a photo taken from the web as an example...It looks like an existing building to me...
            It's the Chicago City Hall. More here.

            edit: James, don't type so fast next time. Give the old guy a chance.
            Last edited by gaffaman; 28-04-2009, 21:59.

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            • #7
              Thanks LOAM!Really useful link....

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              • #8
                I did some research and looks like “green roofs” are not made for pedestrian traffic...

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                • #9
                  Here in Holland I once did a project with Zinco. Unforunately is their mainsite only in dutch but they have partnerships over the world. Check here.
                  The Canadian partner has a big english site with cad-details etc.

                  Also try a ppb-search. I found a member Antonio Giglio who i passionated about green walls and roofs. Give it a try and send him a message.

                  Good luck!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by _dutchy View Post
                    Here in Holland I once did a project with Zinco. Unforunately is their mainsite only in dutch but they have partnerships over the world. Check here.
                    The Canadian partner has a big english site with cad-details etc.

                    Also try a ppb-search. I found a member Antonio Giglio who i passionated about green walls and roofs. Give it a try and send him a message.

                    Good luck!
                    Thanks a lot _dutchy!Great links!...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rouser View Post
                      I did some research and looks like “green roofs” are not made for pedestrian traffic...
                      I have to correct myself!!!!!!!!
                      Seems that here are two types of green roofs: Extensive green roofs, which are not suitable for pedestrian traffic and Intensive green roofs, that are multifunctional and accessible..

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                      • #12
                        On a project I am currently working on, I am using a minimum of 6" of dirt over a drainage mat and a waterproof membrane. There are products you can use to stabilize the dirt in a similar way you do in unstable landscaping. So if stability isn't necessarily a problem you should provide enough depth to sustain your planting.

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                        • #13
                          I didn't check the above link for the Canadian connection, so This may be a duplication. Here is a very good system, well backed by tech support. http://www.soprema.ca/en/content/9/toiture.aspx
                          Good technical drawings available as well.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by taxodaxo View Post
                            I didn't check the above link for the Canadian connection, so This may be a duplication. Here is a very good system, well backed by tech support. http://www.soprema.ca/en/content/9/toiture.aspx
                            Good technical drawings available as well.
                            Thanks a lot!

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                            • #15
                              Rouser,

                              Below are some general guidelines for green roofs found in the Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series, Green Roof Infrastructure, by the American Society of Landscape Architecture by Steven Peck.

                              Extensive I- 6” or less of min. soil depth, often inaccessible to pedestrians, weighing 10-35 lbs./s.f., with low plant diversity available, low initial cost and minimal maintenance.

                              Intensive – more than 6” of soil depth, usually accessible to pedestrians, weighing 50 -300lbs./s.f., with the greatest plant diversity available, highest initial cost and highest maintenance cost.

                              Semi-intensive – combines both intensive and extensive (each category accounting for at least 25% of the green roof area, may be partially accessible, weighing between 30 – 50 lbs./s.f., with good plant diversity, cost and maintenance varies with the design.

                              I’ll attach some pdfs of manufacture here in the state for the different systems.

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