Flat roofs are a common construction, especially in busy urban environments where space is at a premium. Leveraging flat roof space enables designers, developers and ultimately tenants to make use of the ‘fifth façade’ for a variety of social and practical purposes.
From building services and HVAC equipment, to solar installations, and even social spaces like rooftop bars and terraces, the role of the roof is changing.
This expanding remit, especially for high rise buildings in crowded cities, brings multifaceted challenges to specification and building design. In this CPD, a sequel to The Fifth Façade, learn how to identify and mitigate fire risks above and below the roof.