Northeastern University’s dormitory buildings offer a unique amenity to students - a rooftop terrace. The terrace provides students a place to interact, do homework, study, or relax. The landscape includes walkways, benches as well as greenery to create the perfect outdoor environment.
Within the 15,000-square-foot rooftop garden landscape there are pre-cast concrete planters, skylights, wood decking, and aluminum Grating walkways. Maintenance access areas within the design allow for periodic access and upkeep.
Therefore, designers chose McNICHOLS® Aluminum I-Bar Grating for those maintenance access areas due to its ability to easily detach and snap the connector planking back into place while also complementing the existing garden plan and landscape. Meanwhile, the Decking and Grating were supported by an aluminum channel below which was leveled and secured at varying distances above the roof. The Grating attaches to the subframe with anchor blocks and affixed with tek screws.