San Juan, TX Green Roofing Project Scaled Back

Construction Law Monitor points out this story from Texas publication, The Monitor.

City leaders are exploring more limited ways to utilize a proposed live, green roof for Amigos del Valle in San Juan, after the building failed a structural check.

The city received a grant to put a roof composed of grasses and soil on the building at 600 W. First St., but ran into structural concerns in February. Harlingen-based engineering firm Green, Rubiano & Associates has since found it would cost more than $250,000 in changes to make the building sturdy enough to support the roof.

As a reminder, my colleagues and I will be at this year’s West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. I’ll be in the “Science and Technology” area where we will be presenting information on managing risks associated with green roofs. The event takes place on May 12th and 13th at the Disneyland Hotel and tickets are still available.