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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.

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10AM - 11AM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: BisonIP

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.


Mark Fusco
National Sales Manager

11AM - 12PM

Credit type: 1 AIA HSW LU
Provider: mmcite

This CEU helps designers specify the appropriate materials and recognize how their choices relate to sustaining natural global resources. We look at 7 basic factors for specifying public furniture. We look at the 4 top categories of materials used in public furniture – wood, metal, concrete, and wood alternatives. We look at each material through pros & cons. Finally, we look at greater sustainable issues of lifecycle, recycle, and upcycle as they relate to sustainable public furniture.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand primary factors for specifying public furniture.
  • Learn key differences in materials. Why these materials matter, what makes them unique, and the ability to make better design choices as it relates to their sustainable characteristics.
  • Reinforce the qualities of aesthetic and beauty as they relate sustainable materials used in public furniture.
  • Learn further considerations of the lifecycle, recycling, upcycling, and sustainable materials used in public furniture.


Albert Harris
Brand Development Manager

12PM - 1PM

Workshop, TBA

1PM - 2PM

Workshop, TBA

2PM - 3PM

Workshop, TBA

calendar_month DATE

Nov 21

schedule TIME

10:00am-3:00pm CST




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