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Sleek Bar Grating Complements Cultivated Rooftop Terrace

At a Northeastern University landscaped terrace, Aluminum I-Bar Grating was chosen for connector planking that could be easily detached and snapped back into place while complementing the garden plan.

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Atop a Northeastern dormitory building is a landscaped terrace complete with walkways and benches for student social interaction or times of reflection. The 15,000 square foot rooftop garden consists of pre-cast concrete planters, skylights, wood decking, and aluminum Grating walkways. The roof membrane required access areas for periodic maintenance. McNICHOLS® Aluminum I-Bar Grating was chosen for connector planking that could be easily detached and snapped back into place, all while complementing the garden plan. The Decking and Grating were supported by an aluminum channel sub-frame which was leveled and secured in varying distances above the roof. The Grating was attached to the sub frame with anchor blocks and affixed with tek screws.

Northeastern dormitory building's rooftop terrace with aluminum walkways constructed of McNICHOLS® Aluminum I-Bar Grating
Northeastern dormitory building's rooftop terrace with aluminum walkways constructed of McNICHOLS® Aluminum I-Bar Grating 

McNICHOLS® BAR GRATING, Swage-Locked, 7SGI4-100, Aluminum, 1" I-Bar height, 7/16" bearing bar centers, 4" cross bar centers

  • Aesthetic profile
  • Lightweight for roof structure
  • ADA compliance
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Self-draining
  • Low maintenance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Long life


Sleek Bar Grating Complements Cultivated Rooftop Terrace
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