We see the finished products of beautiful green spaces but are often unaware of what lies beneath and is required to make these projects a reality. Effectively waterproofing intensive green roof and plaza projects can be challenging with all the landscape elements that may be included in the design. Those challenges required the construction team on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care to turn to the detailing properties associated with American Hydrotech MM6125 waterproofing membrane and the strong technical and experience foundation provided by the American Hydrotech and Thomco team for the entire assembly. What were the challenges faced to make this project a reality?
“In addition to building a world-class pediatric care facility (which includes a beautiful rooftop outdoor space for patient access), the project involved the construction of the largest green roof in Philadelphia, a sprawling 3-acre landscaped plaza. Constructed on the roof level of the parking garage, the plaza incorporates local trees, shrubs, and flowering plants as well as four separate water fountains to create a setting that rivals a botanical garden.”
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