Ultimate Assembly: Stormwater

Ultimate Assembly: Stormwater

Ultimate Assembly Blue Roof

Void spaces that exist beneath concrete pavers in Hydrotech’s Ultimate Assembly can now be used to store large quantities of stormwater. Pavers are installed on pedestals in normal fashion but at an elevated height to generate the needed water storage volume. The paver weight is designed to keep the loose-laid STYROFOAM™ insulation from floating during those rain events when the blue roof is in operation. As a result, heavier, thicker pavers are typically required.

A rooftop terrace would be an ideal application for this blue roof assembly. Because the pedestals supporting the pavers are adjustable, this blue roof assembly may be ideal for roof decks with some roof slope where the goal is to create a level, paved finished surface.

Recent Press

  • April 3, 2017
    Wind data is a critical issue to consider when building a new structure. An increase in the number of green roofs on buildings has driven a need for new wind design standards to be written for vegetative roofing assemblies. Richard Hayden discusses...
  • October 20, 2016
    (November 15, 2016) Richard Hayden, Hydrotech's Garden Roof Department Manager, will be speaking at the 2016 LED Specifier Summit and High Performance Building Forum. The design community continues to struggles with how to handle ever-increasing...
  • September 24, 2015
    (August 5, 2016) Excerpt from an article in Stormwater Magazine . With their myriad benefits, green roofs are becoming increasingly incorporated into new and existing projects. The International Green Roofs and Walls Project Database lists 1,599...
  • July 16, 2016
    (July 16, 2016) Excerpt from an article in Forester Daily News Green roofs – also known as vegetated or garden roofs – are key green infrastructure elements and are being increasingly recognized for their “valuable ability to absorb, reduce, and...
  • July 1, 2016
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (July 1, 2016) City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the largest mixed-use urban developments built in the last 10 years. It's also one of the most innovative. Completed in 2012, the 23-acre project includes...
  • July 2, 2014
    American Hydrotech Inc. has released a free, interactive digital version of the company's popular Garden Roof® Planning Guide. The app – unveiled last week at the AIA Expo in Chicago – features pinch-to-zoom product photography, video animations, photo galleries showing Garden Roof® Assemblies in real-world applications, and design considerations.

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