ASTM International - ASTM E2397-11

Standard Practice for Determination of Dead Loads and Live Loads Associated with Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 February 2011
Status: historical
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Plant growing): 65.020.20
ICS Code (Roofs): 91.060.20
significance And Use:

This practice addresses performance characteristics for vegetative (green) roof systems with respect to the dead load and transient water load of the entire vegetative (green) roof... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure for predicting the system weight of a vegetative (green) roof system.

1.2 The practice addresses the loads associated with vegetative (green) roof systems. Components that are typically encountered in vegetative (green) roof systems include: membranes, non-absorptive plastic sheet components, metallic layers, fabrics, geocomposite drain layers, synthetic reinforcing layers, cover/recover boards, insulation materials, growth media, granular drainage media, and plant materials.

1.3 This practice also addresses the weight of the vegetative (green) roof system under two conditions: (1) weight under drained conditions after new water additions by rainfall or irrigation have ceased (this includes the weight of retained water and captured water), and (2) weight when rainfall or irrigation is actively occurring and the drain layer is completely filled with water. The first condition is considered the dead load of the vegetative (green) roof system. The difference in weight between the first and second conditions, approximated by the weight of transient water in the drain layer, is considered a live load.

1.4 This practice does not address point or line loads associated with architectural elements that are not essential components of a particular vegetative (green) roof system. These architectural elements may include pavement, walls, and masonry, and so forth.

1.5 This practice does not address live loads associated with construction activities.

1.6 This practice does not address loads associated with snow or wind.

1.7 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

ASTM E2397-11
February 15, 2011
Standard Practice for Determination of Dead Loads and Live Loads Associated with Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems
1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure for predicting the system weight of a vegetative (green) roof system. 1.2 The practice addresses the loads associated with vegetative (green) roof...
August 15, 2005
Standard Practice for Determination of Dead Loads and Live Loads associated with Green Roof Systems
1.1 This practice covers a standardized procedure for predicting the system weight of a green roof system. 1.2 The procedure addresses the loads associated with green roof systems. Components that...
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