OHIO GRATINGS INC. SELECTED
FOR ASLA GREEN ROOF PROJECT
WASHINGTON, DC, April 12, 2006---The American Society of
Landscape Architects (ASLA) has selected Ohio Gratings Inc.
to provide the grating for the walking surface on the new
green roof in downtown Washington, DC.
The aluminum grating will allow plants to grow beneath it,
maximizing the planting area of the roof.
“The grating system provided by Ohio Gratings Inc.
will allow us to utilize the space on our green roof most
efficiently. With the unique grating, the roof area can be
fully planted and still allow visitors to walk on the space
without damaging the sedum,” said Nancy Somerville,
executive vice president and CEO of ASLA.
The ASLA green roof will demonstrate the environmental and
esthetic value of green roofs; encourage more widespread use
of green roofs locally and nationally; and showcase the value
landscape architects bring to this type of project. The project
is scheduled for official dedication on April 26, 2006.
“Ohio Gratings Inc. is proud to partner with the ASLA
on their green roof,” said Karl Neifeldt, Account Manager.
“This innovative project breaks the boundaries of typical
architecture and delivers not only a beautiful greenscape
but a functional means of reducing water runoff, moderating
building temperature, and being environmentally friendly.
This is a true testament of their vision. Working side by
side with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, we were able
to help incorporate a typically industrial material into a
non-typical application to allow an expansion of the green
roof to maximize the benefits of the project. Ohio Gratings
Inc. is looking forward to working with other ASLA members
for similar upcoming projects.“
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association
for landscape architects, representing more than 16,500 members
in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape
architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis,
planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation.
ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances
the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and
fellowship. Members of the Society use their “ASLA”
suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment
to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn
more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.
About Ohio Gratings
Ohio Gratings, Inc. began operations as a grating fabricator
in 1970 and has since experienced steady growth and expansion.
Operating in accordance with NAAMM standards in two facilities
totaling over 125,000 square feet of space, Ohio Gratings
participates in all facets of the grating industry: design
commentary, engineering, manufacturing and fabrication. For
more information, visit www.ohiogratings.com.
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