[Greenbuilding] fireproof light deck

Ron Cascio roncascio at verizon.net
Mon Apr 4 06:47:28 PDT 2011


Check this material out;

http://www.timbersilwood.com/

Can't wait to try some of it out sometime soon.


Ron

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Bergman 
  To: Green Building ; Gennaro Brooks-Church 
  Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 12:13 AM
  Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] fireproof light deck


  Gennaro,

  Add "eco material" to that description and it becomes an old quest of mine. Are you talking about something to sit directly on the "real" roof? About the best I could come up with when I last tackled the question was lightweight concrete roof pavers -- not all that eco though maybe there are some made with flyash.

  In terms of wood, NYC used to accept Ipe, but I heard a rumor they stopped when the fire rating claims didn't prove out. And, of course, there was the rainforest sourcing issue.

  I've looked for fire-rated recycled plastic lumber from time to time, but have not yet found any. (Tim V-K: any updates you've heard of?)

  There is a group called Brooklyn Bridge Forest ( http://www.brooklynbridgeforest.com/) that is trying to set up a sustainable source for greenheart for maintaining the Brooklyn Bridge. I'm not sure what kind of fire rating greenheart does or doesn't have. (According to one site I just googled, it carries a "high/medium" rating.)

  David
  David Bergman  RA   LEED AP
  DAVID BERGMAN ARCHITECT / FIRE & WATER LIGHTING + FURNITURE
  architecture . interiors . ecodesign . lighting . furniture
  bergman at cyberg.com    www.cyberg.com 
  241 Eldridge Street #3R, New York, NY 10002
  t 212 475 3106    f 212 677 7291 
  At 08:01 PM 4/3/2011, Gennaro Brooks-Church wrote:

    Hello,
    Can anyone suggest a lightweight non-combustible deck material for a roof deck?
    In New York a brownstone has an average flat roof of 700sq.ft. The law only allows 20% of it to be covered with combustible decking, which isn't much of a deck. Yet the non-combustible decking is too heavy for the old roofs.
    Suggestion?

    Gennaro Brooks-Church

    Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
    www.EcoBrooklyn.com
    22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231

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