The structural component of the building that serves as the substrate of the roof. Deck types include steel, concrete, wood plank, wood panel, lightweight insulating concrete and cementitious wood-fiber panels.
Our industry has recently seen a major push nationwide for more sustainable building design and construction, and Boston has jumped aboard the green train with its creation of the Allston Green District.
The Fall issue introduces our new name... Building Enclosure. Read up about metal roof panel codes, the high performance building enclosure design for the Detroit Zoo's net-zero habitat, and continuous insulation.