Outdoor Spaces: Landscape Strategies + Technologies

Creating successful outdoor spaces requires the right combination of expertise, tools, structural systems, and programs. This workshop will discuss both material and technical solutions to meet project requirements and exceed clients expectations. Experts will be on hand to lead tutorials on the most recent innovations available to landscape architects. Join experts addressing issues such as durability, comfort, attractiveness, and sustainability in site furnishings and structural decking solutions. Attendees will leave with a greater knowledge to help you create new, vibrant, healthy outdoor spaces.


  • Credit type: 1 LU
  • Provider: Bison IP
  • Presenter: Mark Fusco

Rooftop decks create valuable living and recreational space for building owners, residents, and clients. Accommodating restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and everything from residential to government buildings, rooftop deck systems offer the design flexibility to create versatile, unique outdoor spaces over any structural surface. This course explores the features, surface materials, and design options for rooftop deck systems and provides an overview of recommended planning and installation guidelines.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key features of deck supports, including their weight bearing capacities, durability, and height and slope adjustability, that enable precise deck leveling and a safe, structurally sound rooftop deck.
  • Recall appropriate installation conditions for rooftop decking systems, and provide installation guidelines to facilitate a durable and level deck installation that meets structural, loading, and building code requirements.
  • Discuss the benefits of rooftop deck systems and their site furnishings, including the health benefits to building occupants and the environmental attributes of the materials used.
  • Describe customization options for rooftop decking systems, and reference case studies to illustrate how a unique, usable outdoor space can be installed over any structural surface.



Mar 16


10:00am-3:00pm ET




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