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Newly-Opened Barclays Center Plaza at Atlantic Yards Features Innovative Garden Roof® Assembly by American Hydrotech
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (December 19, 2012) American Hydrotech, Inc., a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today revealed the company is behind the innovative and visually-appealing green space outside Barclays Center Plaza at Atlantic Yards, the newly-opened landmark sports and entertainment arena in Brooklyn, NY.
Originally designed by SHoP Architects and the sport facility practice at Ellerbe Becket, the arena was constructed above the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center subway station. American Hydrotech technology successfully helped bring the architects’ plans to life, transforming the subway transit entrance into an green space for residents and patrons of the center to enjoy. The project features custom InstaGreen® Sedum Tile vegetation installed over Hydrotech’s... Continue Reading
Garden roofs, also known as green (or eco) roofs, are an exciting trend in the A/E industry, showing up on projects around the country, including the Seattle Civic Center, Latter-day Saints Conference Center (Salt Lake City), and The Gap Headquarters (San Bruno, Calif.).
Though some may view it as an emerging trend, green roofs have a long and established history. Our Babylonian ancestors installed elaborate vegetated roofs in the terraced structures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, built around 500 B.C., which is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Early 20th century installations include New York City’s Rockefeller Center (1930s), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum (1950s) and Madison Square Garden (1920s).
Like so many technologies, green roof engineering has vastly improved over time, allowing the industry to migrate to more modern garden... Continue Reading
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (November 7, 2011) - American Hydrotech, Inc., a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced the promotion of Kevin Serena to Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator. In this new role, Serena will be responsible for the ongoing development of the quality control verification process for Hydrotech’s Garden Roof components, in addition to serving as main point of support for Hydrotech staff, sales force and Green Roof Professionals in all regions across the U.S..
“American Hydrotech has great confidence in Kevin’s abilities as he continues to be a highly-respected, professional asset to our company, vendors and customers,” said Richard Hayden, Garden Roof Department Manager of American Hydrotech, Inc. “His new role will allow Hydrotech to continue improving our level of quality control... Continue Reading
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 16, 2011) American Hydrotech, Inc., a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced the addition of Richard C. Hayden as Garden Roof Department Manager. In this role, Hayden will be responsible for overall management of the Garden Roof department, including ongoing promotion of Hydrotech’s Garden Roof® Assembly in and effort to educate and engage architects, owners, developers and installers in the design, installation and overall benefits of green roofs.
Hayden brings more than 30 years of landscape architecture experience to Hydrotech, an expert in all aspects of design and management of streetscapes, parks, plazas, infrastructure and site development projects for schools, fire stations and other municipal facilities. His experience has included a number of green roofs in the... Continue Reading
A grown produce increases, urban communities are becoming more and more creative in finding ways to meet that demand. Urban agriculture can be as simple as windowsill herb gardens or as vast and vibrant as large community gardens that encompass entire city blocks. The acres of unused building rooftops in these areas present the perfect environment to contribute substantially to the volume of locally grown produce in urban communities.
GARY COMER YOUTH CENTER, CHICAGO Not only do urban rooftops provide the space, sunlight and fresh air plants need to thrive, but in especially challenged neighborhoods they also provide a safe space for community members to interact with nature. At the Gary Comer Youth Center on Chicago's south side, students cultivate and maintain an 8,600-square-foot rooftop vegetable garden. The garden is part of a comprehensive "seed-to-table" program where... Continue Reading
American Hydrotech Launches Hydrology Tool for Calculating Overall Stormwater Management Benefits of Garden Roof® Assemblies
Technology offers design teams, engineers and landscape architects full, project-specific documentation to assess roof contributions in meeting both municipal and LEED stormwater requirements
CHICAGO (November 23, 2010) – American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced the availability of an industry-first Hydrotech Hydrology Tool (HHT), providing architects, engineers, building owners and other members of the design team with full, project-specific reporting that contains an array of project-specific data to definitively document how a green roof assists in meeting overall stormwater requirements and goals.
The HHT aggregates project component performance data, integrates project-specific municipal/ LEED guidelines and then overlays a variety of “real life” retention and... Continue Reading
Flash Site offers step-by-step assistance in learning project-specific benefits, design considerations and individualized assembly specifications to landscape professionals, architects and building owners at all levels of garden roof knowledge
CHICAGO (November 18, 2010) – American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today launched an Interactive Garden Roof Planning Guide to clearly articulate and educate professionals on the benefits of vegetated roofs and assist them in determining specific Hydrotech assemblies to consider on projects. Through a personalized, step by step interactive environment, the technological elements behind various assemblies are simplified and ultimate design considerations are offered to professionals at all levels of their career or current understanding of green roofs... Continue Reading
CHICAGO (November 17, 2010) – American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced it has provided Garden Roof Assemblies and technologies to support structures that are leveraging underutilized roof space as opportunities for achieving the greatest level of sustainability – food production, horticultural learning and environmental awareness.
One example of a recreation of the urban ecosystem is the Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC), located in Chicago, IL. The GCYC offers extracurricular alternatives for young people to learn and study, in an effort to provide the needed support for students to graduate from high school, pursue... Continue Reading
Growing Number of Staff Certifications Underscores Company’s Knowledgebase of the Latest Technology and Solidifies Industry Leadership Position
CHICAGO (August 11, 2010) – American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced that Anna Suardini and Kevin Serena successfully completed the multidisciplinary exam on June 18, 2010, and have been accredited as Green Roof Professionals (GRP) by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American Green Roof Industry Association.
GRP accreditation acknowledges that an individual has attained the level of interdisciplinary knowledge of best practices associated with successful vegetative roof system design, installation and maintenance. The examination encompasses five areas of concentration, including pre-design, design, contract... Continue Reading
Successful green roofs can be considered "low maintenance." However, they should never be viewed as "no maintenance." Not having a maintenance program in place will reduce the overall effectiveness of the initial investment made during installation.
All green roof systems should be accompanied by a detailed written maintenance procedures manual or guideline provided by the green roof installation company or system manufacturer. These should include elements such as irrigation frequency, proper weeding and fertilization, as well as recommended methods for dealing with insect and weed infestations, bare and wet spots, and drainage inspection. Some companies also warrant plant coverage for a designated period of time after installation if the required maintenance is performed. Be sure to review and retain all documentation for a clear understanding on warranty and expectations... Continue Reading
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) Launches Inaugural Testing and Accreditation Programat 7th Annual International Greening Rooftops for Sustaining Communities Conference
CHICAGO (August 9, 2009) – American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today announced that three of the company’s associates have been accredited as Green Roof Professionals (GRP) by Green Roofs for Health Cities (GRHC), the North American Green Roof Industry Association. Nathan Griswold, Charles Loughrey and Trey Whitley all completed the necessary requirements and inaugural exam on June 5, 2009, during the 7th Annual International Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, hosted by GHRC in Atlanta, Ga.
The GRP accreditation exam covers key areas of knowledge, encompassing five areas of concentration... Continue Reading