Redefining Rooftops: Understanding Rooftop Deck Systems

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Bison Innovative Products
Presented by John Bozeman

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key features of deck supports, including their weight bearing capacities, durability, and height and slope adjustability, that enable precise deck leveling and a safe, structurally sound rooftop deck.
  2. Recall appropriate installation conditions for rooftop decking systems, and provide installation guidelines to facilitate a durable and level deck installation that meets structural, loading, and building code requirements.
  3. Discuss the benefits of rooftop deck systems and their site furnishings, including the health benefits to building occupants and the environmental attributes of the materials used.
  4. Describe customization options for rooftop decking systems, and reference case studies to illustrate how a unique, usable outdoor space can be installed over any structural surface.


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Rooftop decks create valuable living and recreational space for building owners, residents, and clients. Accommodating restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and everything from residential to government buildings, rooftop deck systems offer the design flexibility to create versatile, unique outdoor spaces over any structural surface. This course explores the features, surface materials, and design options for rooftop deck systems and provides an overview of recommended planning and installation guidelines.

This course is part of the Landscape Architecture Webinar Symposium. Exteriors have become more important to the overall site designs as our lives become more engaged with the outdoors and public spaces have become so important. Landscape Architecture is an important aspect of the design process and we are gathering experts to share their knowledge and best practices as it relates to this design area.

Green Rooftop Decks

Photo courtesy of Bison Innovative Products

Symphony House Apartment - New York NY


John Bozeman has worked in the Building Materials Industry for nearly 30 years with an emphasis on exterior decking, and has been the West Coast Sales Manager for Bison Innovative Products since 2012. John enjoys collaborating with architects, developers, engineers, and contractors and sharing his knowledge and experience to create unique, one of a kind outdoor living environments. He finds cultivating and building relationships with clients, and nurturing projects from the design phase to completion with them, to be very rewarding. John uses a hands-on approach to help make every project a success.


Bison Innovative Products Since 1994, Bison has led the industry in designing and manufacturing versatile pedestals, pavers, and site furnishings that offer design flexibility to create beautiful rooftop environments. Our tested, modular deck system allows rooftop decks to be installed quickly and easily.


Originally published in May 2022